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Happy Graduation Intensive Students!

  On August 1, 2014, the YCF Transitions Intensive Training program  successfully completed and students are ready for their next step to do their 3 months apprenticeship placements at local businesses and organizations. The apprenticeship job positions are divided into different types of businesses in hospitality, hospital, retail shop, mechanic, arts and design, media, and […]

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Picturebook Guesthouse Turns Two!

In June 2012, the story that is the Picturebook Guesthouse officially began when we celebrated our open house.  This month we turned two!  Congratulations to all our partners, staff, and guests who have made the PBG one of the finest guesthouses in Mae Sot.  We have had the privilege of serving hundreds of guests over […]

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The Picturebook Guesthouse Wins Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award

We are delighted to report that the Picturebook Guesthouse was recognized by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award.  We are proud of this milestone and we will keep working hard to improve our operations and guest services to provide our patrons with the best possible experience while staying with us. Congratulations to PBG […]

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PBG Hospitality Training Program Cycle 2, 2014 Launch

On May 29-30th, the latest Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program held orientation sessions with the 8 new students in the program. The students met their trainers and learned more about what they will be doing over the next four months in the program. The students will undergo intensive training for the next 8 weeks at […]

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New Intensive Program Students Begin Orientation and Training

Welcome to our 14 new students who began their Intensive Program on May 6th!  The students are currently undergoing orientation with YCF staff  in which they review all the information about the program (program objectives, schedules, policies, procedures, etc.) while also doing some team building activities so they get to know their fellow program participants […]

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YCF Transitions Program Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

On Saturday, April 5th, 21 apprentices celebrated their completion of the YCF Transitions program and their apprenticeships with a certificate award ceremony held at the Picturebook Guesthouse.  The students finished their 3 month apprenticeships in fine form and we were happy to celebrate their wonderful achievement with YCF staff, students, employers, and their families.  Congratulations […]

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YCF Staff Take a Trip to Mokfaisai Resort

YCF staff attended a staff retreat at Mokfaisai Resort near Tak on March 24-26th.  The staff did a variety of team building activities as well as personal goal setting and team strategic action plans for 2014.  The retreat was a lot of fun and staff returned to Mae Sot refreshed and better acquainted with both […]

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Transitions In-School Training Finished

Over 40 students finished the Transitions In-School Training at Kwik Kah Baung School, Knowledge Zone, and Boarding High School for Orphans and Helpless Youths (BHSOH) School during March 5-7, 2014.  The students are now applying to do our Intensive Training Program and our Apprenticeship Program.  Certificates were awarded to all the students who participated.  Congratulations students […]

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YCF Transitions Employment Team Recruiting New Students

From February 24-28, 2014, the Transitions Employment team visited the three In-School partner schools (Kwik Kah Baung, Knowledge Zone, and Boarding High School for Orphans and Helpless Youths) to give presentations about the upcoming Intensive Training Program at YCF.  After presenting to the students, interested students then filled out application forms for the program.  The […]

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Visit from Japanese Organizations to YCF

Mr. Sadaki Manabe, Ms. Yuka Maekawa, and Ms. Anchaya Chanakiat from Thai-Japan Education Development Foundation (TJEDF) in Chiang Mai as well as Mr. Seiki Nishiza from The Borderless Relief Association of Japan visited the Youth Connect Foundation office to learn more about our Transitions Program and the vocational training and apprenticeships YCF conducts with Mae […]

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