Right Livelihood College Opens New Campus in Thailand

The Right Livelihood College Global Network is pleased to announce the opening of its ninth Right Livelihood College Campus at The School for Wellbeing Studies and Research in Bangkok, Thailand.

The inauguration of the new Campus took place on 20 July, in connection with the opening of the Chula Right Livelihood Summer School. Dr Victor Karunan,who has extensive three decades of experience with activist civil society groups ,Academia and the UNICEF,has been very kind to join RLC director Anwar Fazal to assist as a volunteer for the inauguration and CURLS.They were also honoured with the presence of Laureate Nnimmo Bessy of Nigeria who not only gave the Right Livelihood lecture but also as a head of another RLC campus at Port Harcourt inspired the team there.

About the School for Wellbeing

The School for Wellbeing Studies and Research is an independent action-research platform, centre of advocacy and informal higher learning. It was founded in 2009 by Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Political Science, the Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH, a national social sciences research institute in Bhutan and the Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation which was established by the Right Livelihood Award Laureate Sulak Sivaraksa in Thailand in 1968.The School for Wellbeing Studies and Research is an independent action-research platform, centre of advocacy and informal higher learning. It was founded in 2009 by Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Political Science, the Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH, a national social sciences research institute in Bhutan and the Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation which was established by the Right Livelihood Award Laureate Sulak Sivaraksa in Thailand in 1968.

Major programmes of the School for Wellbeing are: the annual Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summerschool, “CURLS”, in collaboration with the Right Livelihood College and Royal University of Bhutan. The second programme, Towards Organic Asia (TOA), gave rise, among other initiatives, to Mindful Markets movement and social enterprise course on sustainable food systems, with core partners in the Mekong region and associates Asia-wide. Recently the Earth Trusteeship Platform was inaugurated in collaboration with organizations in Europe, by means of a first international gathering in The Hague, Netherlands.

The School for Wellbeing shares its physical campus at Wongsanit Ashram 40 kilometres outside Bangkok, together with other initiatives for informal higher studies inspired by the engaged spirituality of scholar and activist Sulak Sivaraksa.

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