The local people’s voices are the most important factor in local development. These voices allowed us to truly see the needs of their community. We saw the community’s enthusiasm in helping to bring revival to their neighborhood and make it come back to life as it had been in the past. This is the way to strengthen the community—by giving them a voice in expressing their needs. This is stipulated in His Majesty King Bhumibol’s “Development Principles” that emphasize “explosion from within” and “human development” as guidelines for community development.
If the proposed projects mentioned in this video can be started immediately with the cooperation of local people and supported by public and private sectors, we will witness how through unity and solidarity local people can develop the Wat Suwannaram or Ban Bu community. If they successfully achieve this, the community and surrounding areas will be able maintain their identity.