OpenmindProjects is foundation, a charity, NGO.
In 2001 we started ‘IT in Isaan’, an IT and learning project in Northeast Thailand, dedicated to reduce poverty. Our first projects were a rice farmer village and two orphan homes. We let the kids explore what they could do with a computer and discover by themselves. We called it ‘Demonstrate, Explore, Discover’. ‘Learning by Doing’ has become OpenmindProjects philosophy!
Founded and registered 2002 as OpenmindProjects in Thailand (2/2556), our work is supported by a network of local and global supporters, trainee alumni, volunteers and advisors.
We strive to use the opportunities of tech and 21st century learning ideas to promote learning and fight poverty. We have done and do this with limited resources, supported by volunteers and donations.
In 2020 COVID-19 hit the world! It disrupted our work.
Read about OpenmindProjects ADAPTING TO AFTER COVID
Fight poverty by inspiring young people. Give them confidence and opportunities to learn and to use the knowledge.
Our 3 campaigns:
- Creating Learners at our Camps
- Dare to Dream at our Training Center
- She is More, empowering village women and entrepreneurs
Village girls and boys realize their dreams
A world where young but poor people learned to help themselves and each other to overcome poverty.
Modern learning and technology should be available to all, regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
We empower disadvantaged people by providing better learning opportunities.
We empower young women and men for equal education and job opportunities.
We create proactive, confident and lifelong learners.
Combating Climate Change
We create awareness climate change.
Sven Mauleon, from Sweden, Cofounder, Chairperson.
Gaweechat Jompaula, Cofounder, Director
South Thailand Coordinator.
Lead IT Developer.
Shireen Weston – UK, Volunteer Trainer and Contact.
Arif & Kauser Essaji – UK, Volunteer Trainers and Contacts.
Jim Brown – USA, Openmind Editor, Volunteer Contact.
Anastasia – Ukraine, volunteer trainer, IT advisor
Kevin McCormack – New Zealand, volunteer and construction, maintenance advisor
Pharinya Auttho (James), Thailand, Camp Leader, Trainee Alumni. Student international relations.
Khem , Laos, Camp Leader, Trainee Alumni. Videographer, entrepreneur.
Orawan Kasemsuk – Thailand
Ana Panchenko – Ukraine
Pharinya Auttho, James – Thailand
Terry Friar – Australia
Pradip Patel – UK/Thailand
Christine Nadeau – Canada
Isabelle Jauffret – France
Kevin Mc Cormack – New Zealand
Mike Fulton – USA
Elvy Westlund – Sweden
Katie Connolly – UK
Francis Ponce – France
Arne Skalleberg – Norway