It warms the heart to see how science can be utilized to promote positive human aspects; in this case, we focus on a school, the world’s largest geodesic dome school made of bamboo, located in Thailand. A detailed profile of the Mechai Patana Secondary School can be viewed on their website at http://mechaifoundation.org/school.asp
One of the main forces against poverty and to improve living standards in Thailand is Mechai Viravaidya. He’s a widely acclaimed leader in the fields of public health, education and community development.
Since 1974, Mr. Mechai, through his NGO, Population & Community Development Association (PDA), has initiated community-based family planning services, innovative poverty reduction and rural education programs, large-scale rural development and environmental programs, as well as groundbreaking HIV/AIDS prevention activities throughout Southeast Asia.
Before viewing the images below, please take a few minutes to get to know Mechai Viravaidya via his appearance at Ted in 2010
Here are a few images of the construction of the school
Information about the school and its activities can be seen in the video below. It’s quite an interesting clip from beginning to end.