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HCTC - Passport : School, Restaurant & Hotel
Mae sot, Thailand

IECD is a not-for-profit organization established in 1988 and is mainly acting in the field of international solidarity. The organization is focusing on socioeconomic development programs in partnership with local institutions around the world.

In Thailand, the IECD joined with the Tak Border Child Assistance Foundation (TBCAF) to launch a global training project including the construction of a hospitality school that trains underprivileged young Thai people (mainly Karen) in the trades of basic hospitality called: the Hospitality and Catering Training Centre (HCTC).

Credit Vedio: Azimut Team 

Pathit Ongvasit

Manager, Programs

Pathit leads programs with Yunus Thailand and has recently been leading a community- based incubator for agri-entrepreneurs in the Southern Border Provinces, creating multiple new enterprises to tackle food security in the wake of Covid-19.

He was previously a Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Consultant at the World Bank, and has also worked at the Thailand Development Research Institute and with the Paris-based Human Development Research Initiative, focused on combatting global inequalities. Pathit has led numerous social business education programs in Thailand, collaborating with international agencies such as UNDP, large corporations such as CP Group, and community networks like the Sustainable Energy Youth Network.

Pathit is regarded as an emerging young leader within the social business movement and is a Yunus & Youth Ambassador. He completed his Master’s Degree in International Development at Sciences Po Paris and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics from Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University, New York.