BEAM Foundation students put on a show
Students also performed ethnic dances from
By Shana Kongmun
BEAM Education Foundation, the organization that provides not only
vocational training for students but also a bridging two year study course
that allows Burmese migrant students to take the GED and improve their
educational qualifications. The vocational tailoring school offered a
fabulous fashion show featuring Burmese fashions through the past one
hundred years handmade by students at the school.
beautiful turn of the century traditional Burmese dress was made and modeled
The gorgeous fashions travelled through the ages from turn of the century
Burmese fashions of ladies of fashion, through the cheroot smoking 1930’s
lady and on into the 50’s, 70’s and modern day adaptions. Additionally the
students crafted modern day garments including business suits, leisure
outfits, and ball gowns.
The event, held at CMU Art Center on November 24, 2012, was a standing room
affair as interested Thais and foreigners joined family and friends of the
students at the event. The event featured not only handcrafted garments but
model students and products from BEAM for sale at the event. BEAM’s tailors
can also tailor the materials they produce and if the show was anything to
go by, well worth going into town to have done. More information about BEAM
A line up of beautiful traditional Burmese
clothes at the BEAM Fashion Show on November 24, 2012.
President of CMU inaugurated
Dr. Nives Nanthajit new President
Dr. Kasem Wattanachai Chairman of Chiang Mai
University Council group photo with honored guests.
The inauguration of the new President of Chiang Mai University was held
at the Sala Dham at CMU on November 16, 2012 and outgoing President Dr.
Pongsak Angkasith was honored for his contributions over his past term.
Dr. Nives Nanthajit, the new President of Chiang Mai University also
announced the new CMU Administration Committee led by Prof. Emeritus
Kasem Wattanachai, MD, the chairman of CMU Council. Chiang Mai Governor
Tanin Subhasaen was on hand to congratulate the new President as were
Consuls and Honorary Consuls.
Dr. Kasem Wattanachai, Chairman of Chiang Mai University Council said
that in just two years the door will be open to the ASEAN Economic
Community and not only for the manufacturing sector but the education
sector which must adapt as well. Professional and language skills must
be improved and the school needs to modify its strategy in both teaching
and administration. He noted that the school must ready itself for the
competition to come.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nives Nanthajit, President of Chiang Mai University,
said that he was honored to be trusted with the management of the
University and that he would work to his fullest abilities to fully
manage the school and use the principles of good governance, integrity
and ethics to the job. He noted that he would build on the successes of
the former President and cooperate with government and local communities
to aid the University in its drive towards excellence.
Governor Tanin Subhasaen said that Chiang Mai University is the first
university established in the region in accordance with state policies
and ideologies of the people in the north and that CMU has proven to
have a clear commitment to its mission of producing valuable human
resources to society and the nation. He added that CMU is an educational
institution with high quality and strong performance.
Northern Students handicrafts fair at 700 Years Stadium
The 62nd Northern Students Arts and Crafts Fair was held
at the 700 Years Stadium from November 21 – 23, 2012 and
featured a competition between 8 different groups and over 770
students. More than 2000 students took part in the grand opening
ceremony held on November 21 and presided over by Dr. Chiannapat
Bhumirat, Secretary of Basic Education Commission and Deputy
Governor Ritthipong Techapun.
The Department of Basic Education under the Ministry of
Education, the Office of Primary Education, School District 1-6,
Secondary School District 34, the Office of Special Education
groups 5-6 and the Chiang Mai Private Schools Association hosted
the huge event at 700 years Stadium that saw more than 74,000
people attend the event. Representatives were elected to send to
the National Event to be held in Bangkok.