Project for the Promotion of Democracy for People in Rural Areas
During the summer vacation of 1974, the Student Centre of Thailand was granted a budget from the government, under Prime Minister Sanya Dhammasakdi, to organize a project for the promotion of democracy by sending students to disseminate knowledge to rural people across the country in order to educate them about human rights and how to employ their rights in making demands according to the democratic process. The project also supplied knowledge about laws necessary to the way of life at present, for example, births, deaths and how to contact governmental offices.
The longer the Chula-Rural Voluntary Development Camp has survived, the more activities it has developed. This can be seen in the larger number of students from different Faculties who have applied to become volunteers in projects initiated by the Camp. They are able to obtain first- hand information about backward rural society and the hardships experienced by farmers.