Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
Chiangmai Youth Community (Project to Reduce High-Risk Behavior - from the Thai name) among Inner City Chiang Mai Youth
This description of Laddawan Chaininpun's work was prepared when Laddawan Chaininpun was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Laddawan Chaininpun is transforming youth gangs into structured and empowered support groups to address the broader needs of youth in northern Thailand, and thus reducing socially destructive behavior, violence, and drug use, and turning once troubled youth into responsible citizens.
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