The Sad State of Education in Southern Thailand – Students Between Troops & Terrorists


An interesting video by Bede Sheppard from the Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch about the situation of education in Southern Thailand, and how the government and security forces are in some regards making things worse, rather than better.

Some (reworded) quotes from the video:

  • “the presence of troops in schools is not to protect the schools – it’s about easy accomodation to place troops in particular areas”
  • “the presence of security forces in schools causes immense distractions in students lifes & the ability to get a good education”
  • “as soon as troops set up in schools, there is an almost immediate exodus of students”
  • “by setting up inside these schools the government is arguably putting students in greater risk of attack”