Dow Thailand Hosts EF Workshop to Elevate Youth’s Success & Happiness in Rayong

RAYONG - June 04, 2017 - EF Workshop

Dow Thailand Group led by Poranee Kongamornpinyo, Public Affairs Director, in collaboration with Rayong Executive Functions (EF) Partnership Network led by Dr. Thawatchai Uipanich, Deputy Director of Regional Education Office No.9, and Teerasak Poolklai, Director of Office of the Narcotics Control Board Section 2, hosted the 2017 EF workshop under DOW - EF Development for Successful Youth & Rayong Happiness project at Siamese Hotel Pattaya for 120 Change Agents who will further proactively develop and disseminate EF knowledge in communities. Change Agents included the teachers of child development centers, public health officers, village health volunteers and community people in Rayong. The workshop aims to expand the EF network who helps instill EF as a basis for children development and upbringing in Rayong, develop EF activity-based learning to strengthen the communities, and efficiently drive the project further. So far, there are 240 Change Agents in Rayong province.

DOW-EF Development for Successful Youth & Rayong Happiness was initiated in 2016 in Ban Chang and Map Ta Phut by forming ‘Change Agents’, then later developed to be ‘EF Leaders’ who play a crucial role in developing additional change agents in Rayong City Municipality, Tabma Municipality, and Noen Phra Municipality in 2017. All Change Agents have conducted more than 60 EF activities and benefited more than 200,000 people in Rayong. Trough integrated and sustainable collaboration, the project will help enhance the youth’s potentials, strengthen the communities, and position Rayong as a pilot city of happiness.

EF Workshop

About EF (Executive Functions)

A human brain is categorized by function into 3 main parts. EF is a mental process in the frontal part of the brain that controls cognitive, analyzing, inhibiting, and emotional skills. This part of the brain is best developed at the age of 0-6 years old. It is a set of skills that governs IQ and EQ and is classified into three groups which are Basic Skills, Self-directing Skills, and Practice Skills. These skills enable children to learn, solve problems, socialize, and lead a happy and successful life

About Dow Thailand Group

Consisting of Companies of Dow Chemical Thailand and the SCG-Dow Group, Dow Thailand Group, the leading science group of companies in Thailand, is the largest manufacturing base of Dow Chemical in the Asia-Pacific region and a leading importer of chemical products for diverse industries in Thailand, including those for agriculture and household pesticides. The group is committed to developing science-driven innovations and strives to form effective collaboration and networks to bring about sustainability for its business as well as society.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

For more information, please contact:

Thorsaeng Chuangchote /
Napassorn Noi-Am
FleishmanHillard
Tel: 02-207-2489
Email: thorsaeng.chuangchote@fleishman.com
Email: napassorn.noi-am@fleishman.com

Suttipong Krotintakom
Dow Thailand Group
Tel. 038-673315
Email: skrotintakom@dow.com