The young Thai UN climate leader imparting knowledge on female empowerment


Aminta Permpoonwiwat got involved in climate activism through her involvement in the school debating club, where she studied global warming in preparation for the debate.

However, she soon lost patience with the debate’s little impact after seeing the severity of the climate catastrophe.

She had to figure out how to really make a difference.

She became a member of Saturday School, an organization that places volunteers in teaching positions in Thai schools.

Aminta still believed that climate education was missing from volunteering.

Her only remaining choice was to launch her own youth mentoring program, which enlists high school volunteers to instruct kids in rural Thailand’s schools on sustainability and climate resilience.

Aminta was invited to participate in the 2021 United Nations Youth for Climate program.

She helped young colleagues from around the world create a youth manifesto that was submitted to world leaders at the Pre-COP 26 climate meeting while representing Thailand at the UN in 2021 and 2022.

When asked about the obstacles to female empowerment she encountered while traveling the world advocating for climate change, Aminta mentions Thailand’s entrenched inequity.

She witnessed firsthand how girls in Thailand’s educational system are denied opportunities while attending a public school.

She claims that cultural standards that favor men over women are the root of the issue from an early age.

Boys’ growth and education are frequently given priority in families with limited resources.


When there is turmoil in a family, girls are the ones who are most affected. Girls in rural areas are often forced to drop out of school in order to support their families financially, according to Aminta.

A project to inspire females to aim for college or university as a means of finding their passion and thriving in life was started by Aminta, who felt that education is the cornerstone of everything in life.

Aminta was profoundly impacted by her experience teaching young women and girls in remote regions as a volunteer.

She seen the positive effects of education on the lives of those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The majority of the girls in the rural schools where she volunteered were from low-income agricultural families.

They frequently skipped school to assist their families when floods or droughts devastated crops. families secure income from other sources and put food on the table.


But Aminta loved to point out to them the advantages of continuing your education in the long run.

“You can succeed and truly become a productive and successful person if you really invest in education and find your passion,” the speaker asserted.

Aminta remembers how their eyes lit up as they realized that education was the key to a better future.

The girls came to understand that they could “become someone” and raise their social status via schooling.

“I can see this sparkle in their eyes when they look up at me, and it makes me feel empowered to really see the value of education and that it’s not wasting their time,” she remarked.

I believe that by helping this girl see the value of education, I have changed her life. Additionally, that  And that if she carries on, she can become someone important.”

Aminta also gave Thai girls advice, emphasizing that having confidence in oneself was the most crucial thing.

“I believe that any young woman or girl can achieve success if she knows what she wants and is willing to work for it.”

“Women possess immense resilience and power; we can achieve our goals if we know what we want.”