OpenmindProjects Team

Arif and Kausa OpenmindProjects Team

Arif & Kauser Essaji

Volunteer Trainers and Contacts.

Pharinya Auttho, James

Alumni and Thailand Project Manager for Youth Development Program

Shireen Weston

Volunteer Trainers and Contacts.

Thitichaya Boonsom

Thitichaya Boonsom

South Thailand Project Manager

Kem and Dee

Kem & Dee

Alumni and Laos Project Coordinator for Youth Development Program

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Eh Pho Nuch

Eh Pho Nuch

Volunteer Coordinator for Karen-Burmese Refugee and Migrant Project

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Gorawan Joompaula

Gorawan Joompaula

Admin & Schools Coordinator

Jony Douangkeo

Jony Douangkeo

Alumni and Laos Project Coordinator for rural school program

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Hak Hork

Alumni & Project Coordinator for Cambodia

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Founders Messages

Message from our Cofounders

East meets West

Sven Mauleon from rich Sweden, and Gaweechat Joompaula, from a poor Thai village, are the co-founders who set out to find ways to use IT to help the poor.  

 

Sven focus on development and brings extensive international experience to Openmind Projects. Read About Sven in leading Swedish newspaper, Goteborgs Posten

Gaweechat is the operating and IT manager, self-taught and always eager to learn more, with new innovative ideas, a true role model to his local people! 

Sven: ‘I had an idea to bridge knowledge divides. Now we bridge culture divides too!’

Gaweechat: ‘I grew up without electricity. Then I got a chance to learn to use computers to help other people. I believe in learning by doing. Let people take responsibility for their learning.’