SPRC continues “YOUTH BLOGGERS” workshop seeking new generation to promote Rayong local identity for third time

Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited, or SPRC, continued to host the “Youth Bloggers” workshop project for the third time, training 50 students from Rayong Wittayakom School and Wat Pa Pradu School from 27-28 June 2022. Not only the project aimed to find a new generation of potential young bloggers but also to promote the culture, traditions and identity of Rayong. The first two generations of the workshop were successful, so the project continued for the third time to enhance their potential as young bloggers, communicators and creators of multimedia content. Alongside the workshop session, there was a contest to find a talented content creator who won an award presented by the Governor of Rayong.

Held in Po Thi Thong Conference Hall, Map Ta Phut Health Care Service Center, the training workshop was chaired by Mr. Supot Toh-arjharn, Permanent Secretary of Rayong, along with Aran Jaitung , deputy mayor of Map Ta Phut. Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited, or SPRC. Mr. Chirasak Mhasuconda, HR Consultant of the SPRC, welcomed the honorable authorities as well as the board members, staff, teachers and students. 700 COVID-19 antigen rapid test test kits were delivered to the two schools during the opening ceremony.

Mr. Chirasak Mhasuconda, Human resources consultant, Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited, or SPRC, said: “The program is organized with the aim of enhancing young talents expressing their skills through content, photography and video as well as their skills communicating via online platforms with security and creativity. . The workshop encouraged young people to spend their free time positively improving skills other than knowledge acquired in school and cultivating these skills to earn a living. »

“The training session also helped raise awareness among teenagers, local communities and tourists on the importance of preservation and conservation of tourist attractions. It helps promote natural attractions, culture and traditions and lifestyles of local communities that support tourism and the distribution of income to communities as part of national economic development. There was a photography and videography contest at each workshop, the winners of which were named in the final contest to find the winner of the Rayong Governor’s Awards. A prize was awarded to the best story conveyed through the media used.

“The young talents participating in this program are to be commended for their ability to express Rayong Province’s identity to the public regarding culture, local wisdom and tourist attractions and help boost the city’s tourism. “, Mr. Chirasak added.

Supot Toh-arjharn, Permanent Secretary of Rayong, added: “Rayong is recognized as a vital center of the Thai economy enriched with several businesses and industries as well as tourist attractions, agriculture, marine natural resources, history and culture. There are many famous local products from each region of Rayong, including shrimp paste from Koh Samed and tropical fruits from many local orchards. In addition, the exceptional beauty of the beach and the seaside are acclaimed and very attractive to tourists from all over the world. Promoting photos or content through online platforms helps Rayong improve its image when content is conveyed accurately, creatively and safely. Therefore, proper training helps raise public awareness and understanding and avoid misunderstandings about Rayong’s image and identity.

“I hope that the students who have joined this workshop have developed their skills and applied their knowledge for their personal improvement. They are able to spread their creative contents to attract more tourists and bring more income to the communities as part of national economic development. We would like to thank the SPRC for placing importance on youth development as well as raising awareness among teenagers and local communities on tourism development as well as natural and cultural preservation and conservation in order to conserve the local ways of life and provincial identity.

The first day of the event included training on content writing, data collection, photography techniques, video recording and on-site training at local community groups to collect materials. Groups include Rue-Lek Kao-Yod Fishing Group and Ta-Kuan Ao-Pradu Fishing Group. On the second day, participants joined YOUTH BLOGGERS, the Facebook group. The session featured information on tourist attractions by posting content, photographs and video presentations on social media and sharing showcases with YOUNG BLOGGERS. The winners in each category, including photography, video presentation and content presentation, are as follows:

  1. Photo Presentation Winner: Mr. Thanakorn Phopan from Wat Pa Pradu School. The winning entry depicted a story that reflected the local lifestyle of Ta-Kuan Fishery Group, the local Rayong community.
  2. Content Writing Winner: Mr. Thanatphat Phromthong from Rayong Wittayakom School. The winning content was informatively told with consistency. The well-organized story reflected the local perspective using a unique writing style.
  3. Winner of the video presentation: Ms. Suwaphat Sakulkla from Way Pa Pradu School. The presentation was called “Baan Noi Noi Khong Hoi Ma Laeng Phoo”, which means “Little Mussel House”. The story compares different mussel farming techniques with playful illustrations.

Not only did the event aim to enhance the potential of young people’s communication skills and content creation through digital media, but it also reflected the perspective, imagination and unlimited potential of Thai youth. The SPRC is convinced that the young talents will be major assistants in developing, preserving, keeping and passing on the beautiful identity of Rayong as “YOUTH BLOGGERS”. The event ended with a certificate ceremony for all participants.