Ban Yang Namklad Tai School in Phetchaburi, in cooperation with SCBLIFE, Tourism Authority of Thailand and other organisations, has launched a learning centre to promote the preservation of the Karen culture and lifestyle as well as weaving of Karen cloth. The event featured students’ stage performances, a Karen community fair, demonstration of traditional Karen styled rice cooking, Karen silverware and Karen cloth. There were some shows regarding traditional Karen activities including a procession to pay respect to some spirits in Karen belief. Apart from the activities, there was a contest for young tour guides. All the participants are students from Ban Yang Namklad Tai School who were trained under sponsorship of SCBLIFE. The winner of the contest was Ms. Silpsupha.