PDI-PDA focuses on the belief that youth can play an active role in
shaping the democratic foundation of Thailand. Engaging youth from
early to participate in the development of their communities’
governance is inherently democratic; the result is a more responsible
community with less corruption.
To build a new generation of health, development and integrity conscious
groups of youth between 14-24 years at the village level, PDI-PDA
has established an education campaign. Village youth are elected as
members who are then trained to identify key issues of health, development,
poverty reduction, environmental education, human rights, gender equality
and transparency in their communities. The education campaign is a
hands-on way for youth to learn about life and healthy behavior. They
are also trained in research and project preparation. All projects
must undergo public hearings and all financial information publicly
displayed. PDI-PDA assists with management throughout their involvement.