• Bangkok Christian Guest House (map)
  • Soi Convent 2
  • Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10500
  • Thailand


When? 2-5 September 2015 (4 days).
Where? Bangkok Christian Guest House (Bangkok, Thailand).
How? The event will be facilitated in English, adopting a participatory style. Feedback to the room will be in English, but participants are encouraged to use whichever language they are most comfortable with when working in smaller groups.
Costs? 100 US Dollar registration fee. This will cover lunch, snacks and meeting costs for the 4 days. All other costs, including accommodation and flights, are the responsibility of participants.

Book your accommodation directly with the venue by emailing: reservations@bcgh.org. Information about the location of the venue, including travel advice from Suvarnabhumi Airport, is available here.



This 4 day community of practice event will bring together those working in mother-tongue based multilingual education (MTB-MLE) to discuss issues around involving and motivating community members, school staff and decision-makers to support MLE. Come prepared to share your successes and struggles as we grow together to be better advocates for MTB-MLE.

Long term impact of the event is hoped to be:

  1. All program staff are engaging confidently and effectively with decision makers and other stakeholders (at all levels) about the value of MLE.
  2. Literacy and education teams are continuing to incorporate advocacy efforts within MLE programmes as they address any problems and challenges that arise.

We expect the event to be particularly helpful for the following groups of people:

  • Anyone who engages with government, universities and other stakeholders about education efforts
  • Literacy and education team members (those with technical understanding/experience of literacy and education programmes)
  • Literacy and education coordinators



Registration is now closed. To stay in touch with discussions at the event and to access shared resources, head over to the online community of practice site here.



Please note an optional time of reflection and prayer will take place each morning at 08:15-08:45. This is not part of the formal schedule but is open to all who would like to attend.

Wednesday 2nd September - Understanding Change & Having Hope:
08:45-09:00 - Sign in
09:00-09:30 - Introductions
09:30-10:30 - What is advocacy? Who advocates?
10:30-11:00 - Break
11:00-12:30 - Case study #1 - Understanding Change: River of life of policy change in Philippines
12:30-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:15 - Having Hope: Developing a River of life of change in own situation.
15:15-15:45 - Break
15:45-17:00 - Advocacy Resources #1 - Evaluating Materials.
17:00-17:15 - Closing reflection.

Thursday 3rd September - Building Vision:
09:00-10:30 - Stakeholder Analysis: Who are we building vision in and how?
10:30-11:00 - Break
11:00-12:30 - Case study #2 - MLE and the Big Picture.
12:30-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:15 - Role play #1 - Addressing Different Audiences.
15:15-15:45 - Break
15:45-17:00 - Advocacy Resources #2 - Adapting Materials.
17:00-17:15 - Closing reflection.

Friday 4th September - Communicating Well:
09:00-10:30 - Case study #3 - Networks & Relationships.
10:30-11:00 - Break
11:00-12:30 - Building networks and sharing materials.
12:30-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:15 - Role play #2 - Arguing your position.
15:15-15:45 - Break
15:45-17:00 - Advocacy Resources #3 - Creating Materials.
17:00-17:15 - Closing reflection.

Saturday 5th September - Addressing Challenging Questions:
09:00-10:30 - World Cafe: Key Challenges around MLE .
10:30-11:00 - Break
11:00-12:30 - World Cafe cont.
12:30-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:15 - Next steps.
15:15-15:45 - Closing tea



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