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BEAM Foundation students put on a show

Students also performed ethnic dances from Burma.

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.

This beautiful turn of the century traditional Burmese dress was made and modeled by students.

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.

Nopniwat Krailerg
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

Nopniwat Krailerg
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.

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BEAM Foundation students put on a show

President of CMU inaugurated

Northern Students handicrafts fair at 700 Years Stadium