Collaboration of Community, Government, and Private Sector to Study the History of Krung Ching Community

On Saturday, September 2, 2023, and Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Krung Ching Homestay, Ban Krung Ching, Nopphitam District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, the research team of the “Community-Engaged Narrative History Study Project Krung Ching area,” consisting of Asst. Prof. Dr. Vithaya Arporn, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arong Chieplam from the School of Management, and Dr. Sajjari Sirichai from the School of Information Science, along with local researchers, totaling 8 individuals, were supported by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). They jointly organized a practical workshop on “The Importance, Concepts, and Methods of Creating Community History in Krung Ching.”
The special speakers from Lek-Praipanya Foundation were Prof. Srisak Wallopodom and Dr. Apaphat Wallopodom. There were 65 participants in the training program, including local residents from Ban Krung Ching, teachers from four schools in Ban Krung Ching, staff from Khao Nan and Khao Luang National Parks, local administrative organization officers from Ban Krung Ching, tourism entrepreneurs and private businesses in Ban Krung Ching, youth networks from Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, NRCT officers, individuals interested in studying community history from Surat Thani, Phang Nga, and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces, as well as general enthusiasts. Tourists interested in Krung Ching and aware of the news were also invited to participate in the training program.
As a result of the meeting, it was agreed that the study of community history in Krung Ching would be conducted collaboratively. The next meeting was scheduled for October 21, 2023, at Wat Bo Nam Ron, Ban Krung Ching Subdistrict. In this meeting, they would discuss framing questions, guidelines for data collection, and the establishment of a data center, among other topics.