Child and Youth Media Institute (CYMI) and Thai Health Promotion Foundation collaborate with Ministry of Culture, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, other Supporters from Government and Private Sectors organize "The Harmony World Puppet Carnival Bangkok Thailand 2014" from 1-10 November 2014
at Rattanakosin Island and Siam Paragon. The event is the first time in Thailand with the festival of biggest puppet in the world including 165 international and Thai troupes from 80 countries.
CYMI and Thai Health Promotion Foundation support the festival and promote the activities of network of organizations working for child and youth development. The most of activities are conducted at the National Gallery Bangkok which are puppet performances by young people, outdoor creative activities (art and handicraft) for children, young people and their families. CYMI and Thai Health Promotion Foundation also promote the network between Thai Youth Puppet troupes as "Youth Puppet Community Thailand".
Many children, young people and their families participate the activities which is the great activities via this great festival. We had a chance to talk with the 6 children who are the youth puppet troupes members from Phuket and Phang-nga Province, southern of Thailand. All of them were confident to say that they were happy and lucky to come to join the puppet festival this time. There were many reasons from them such as be funny, be proud that they became the representative of children to show their performance to Thai people and foreigners, they could make other people happy and smile. Furthermore, they thought that to participate on puppet performance training made them changed to better habits such as be clam, be sensitive to others and be confident.