The Saphan Siang Youth Ambassadors programme has proven to be a successful and instrumental part of the Saphan Siang campaign. Being exposed to migration and trafficking issues on the ground and engaging with migrant worker communities has allowed the Youth Ambassadors to gain a better understanding of the complex realities facing migrants in Thailand. The Ambassadors have become skilled advocates in their communities and universities. Their journeys have been documented and shared within and beyond the campaign’s existing networks, allowing a broad audience to engage in their experiences. This year, the programme received an impressive amount of media traction. Several leading media outlets including Channel 3, Thai PBS, Voice TV, and Thomson Reuters Foundation joined the event. The event was also covered by the New York Times, with an article that was viewed over 63 million times. These achievements are owed to the dynamism and dedication of the Youth Ambassadors themselves, and the incredible support they have received from their host organizations.
Saphan Siang website
Saphan Siang Youth Ambassadors blog
The New York Times, 5 June 2015, Thai Students Work With Migrants to Combat Discrimination
Voice TV, 13 June 2015
Thai TV Channel 3
UN Women, 5 June 2015, Thai Youth Ambassadors for safe migration join HeForShe