22 September 2022

3rd AUN-AYCF Thailand at Burapha University: Pioneering the Expansion of Shared ASEAN Culture

Benyasiri Eimviriyapong
AUN Programme Officer;

The 3rd ASEAN University Network-ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum (AYCF): Thailand Chapter was successfully held at Burapha University on 16 September 2022. The AUN-AYCF Thailand Chapter, established through the cooperation of five universities across Thailand including Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, Chiangmai University, Burapha University, and Prince of Songkla University, has emphasized their strong-willed determination as a pioneer in the propagation of ASEAN culture onto the international stage. 

Through the intricate planning processes and the magnificent scale of the event’s performances, we are reminded time and time again of the desire of ASEAN youths to establish a strong network for the preservation of ASEAN culture even within their own community. The conservation of such deep-rooted cultural prestige and values is evermore important in the current era of globalization and a heightened desire to develop a cultural identity — being through the different regions of Thailand to the international scale of the ASEAN community. 

The Thailand Chapter Youth Cultural Forum brings together the current students and alumni of the prestigious Thai cultural performance faculties from all the five Core Member Universities of the AUN. They have performed in the previous AYCF across different countries in ASEAN such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, gaining meaningful life experiences and connections along the way. Each performer carries on the badge of AYCF with pride as they return once again to the stage for this year’s event. 

Stay tuned for the next issue to dive deeper into the activities and performances the ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum Thailand Chapter has brought to the stage!