SCB Challenge Community Project

communityProject0011Background
As Thailand's leading corporation, the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) Board of Directors is well aware of corporate social responsibility, and is committed to policies and activities that benefit society, communities, and the quality of life. Among these efforts is a focus on youth development and learning enhancement, because we see young generations as an important foundation for Thailand's further development.

The SCB Challenge Competition series is the bank's key youth development project, initiated in 2006 on the occasion of SCB's centennial anniversary. This is a platform that lets young generations at all levels express their potential, creativity, and team spirit through painting, quiz, and community project competitions.

Rationale

The SCB Challenge community project competition for university/college students aims to bring long-term benefits to society. We hope to see students apply their academic knowledge, experience, and creativity in developing action plans to benefit the quality of life of communities near their universities/colleges in economic, social, or environmental aspects. We hope participants can integrate and apply their learning and experience from the competition to their real life careers. This is also an opportunity for young generations to establish friendships and share project experiences with others to further form networks to mutually work for communities in the future.

Objectives

  1. To promote learning development by applying academic knowledge to actual practice before starting a career, and to foster innovation and creativity among the students as change agents for our society.
  2. To promote lecturers as representatives to transfer knowledge to students and society.
  3. To benefit communities, by improving their quality of life in economic, social, or environmental aspects.

Application Requirements

  1. Team members must be undergraduates, college students, or equivalent from any field or year of study.
  2. A university or college may submit an unlimited number of projects, and each project can have an unlimited number of team members.
  3. Each team must have at least one advisor, who is a resident lecturer at that university/college. Each advisor can supervise no more than 10 projects participating in the competition.
  4. Teams shall submit their projects with complete details as per the project requirements to the following address:

Remarks: During the competition period, SCB reserves the right to specify that the projects participating in the SCB Challenge Community Project competition receive project funds from the SCB Challenge Community Project only. Should it be found that any team also receives project funds from other organizations, SCB will eliminate such team from the competition.

Project Requirements

  1. Projects must be intended for a need of a community/target site, preferably located in the vicinity of the applying university or educational institution.
  2. Applicants must translate their academic knowledge and experience into a project with action plan and activities for mutual benefits among the community members in terms of the economy, society, quality of life, and environment, or in an integrative approach.
  3. Although the competition will be completed in January 2014, long-term project activities and impacts are expected. Particularly in the final phase, participating teams must demonstrate their devoted and continuous co-operation with members of targeted communities, as well as project continuity, that is, the targeted communities can carry on the activities after the project is complete.
  4. Project proposals must include the following details in a maximum of 10 A4 pages (excluding supporting documents):
    • 4.1 Project name, university/college name and faculty.
    • 4.2 Type of project Type of project (new project, on-going project further to a project submitted in previous years, or part of university/college/faculty/advisor's project).
    • 4.3 Background and rationale (explain the reasons or inspiration for the project and introduce each team member, including their faculty, roles, and expertise).
    • 4.4 Objectives (explain activities and expected outcome for targeted community.
    • 4.5 Information, including photos, of targeted site/community (reasons for selecting a particular target site, socio-economic information such as number of households/community members, ethnic background, occupation, religion, local culture, and distance between the university/college and the targeted site/community).
    • 4.6 Action plan (activity format, process, and timeline).
    • 4.7 Participation of parties involved (identify persons and parties involved in the project and explain how to proceed with cooperation with and/or support from them).
    • 4.8 Expected outcome and benefits to the targeted community, the students, the university/college, and others).
    • 4.9 Budget plan (categorize expenses within a budget of 75,000 baht).
    • 4.10 Assessment of project results (both quantitative and qualitative in terms of economic, social, quality of life, and environmental aspects).
    • 4.11 Sustainability plan to enable the targeted community to continue the project on their own.
    • 4.12 Supporting documents as follows:
      List of team leader, team coordinator, and team members with the following details: name and last name, ID card no., current year of study, faculty, current address, telephone no., e-mail address, a 2-inch photo, and a copy of the ID card of each member.
      Advisor's details: name and last name, ID card no., current address, telephone no., e-mail address, and education and work profile.

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