Isadore ReaudAugust 30, 2018
Mr. Reaud is the Assistant to the Chairman and Project Coordinator for rural Development Projects at the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) & Mechai Viravaidya Foundation Thailand Country Manager. He earned a B.A. from the INALCO University in France. He is responsible for his organization’s flagship initiative, which provides assistance to 153 schools and their surrounding communities in 39 provinces. His current involvement is in helping develop an educational initiative to prepare Thailand for moving towards Thailand 4.0, which aims to enable schools to educate students of the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for the economies of the future. The proposed new “semi privatization model” would allow companies, foundations, and institutions to take over all management and operations of a number of schools, with relaxed government controls and regulations, and be accountable for the results of these schools. While the initiative is still a work in progress, Mr. Reaud notes it is clear that the laws and regulations in place did not foresee such an initiative, and adjustments will need to be made to allow the project to proceed.