A sustainable integrated-services community learning center

ผู้เขียน: Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, Supavadee Aramvith, Chaodit Aswakul, Anegpon Kuama, Sucharit Koontanakulvong and Ekachai Phakdurong


This paper proposes the concept of integrating the community learning center with e-health facility and natural disaster warning system. The model for sustainability and ubiquity of ICT facilities in community has been achieved through three years of experiences in implementation of universal service obligation (USO) schemes in Thailand. From the beginning, the community learning centers have been designed with the principle of sustainability, flexibility, easy-to-use, cost saving and local participation concepts. With the country’s lesson learned in the recent great flood last year and to prepare our country for future natural disasters, it is natural that the community learning center is proposed to extend its conventional services with real-time information and data service system for flood warning. This new service of the center can expectedly cowork with the conventional national television broadcasting, radio, mobile phone, satellite and amateur radio services. It is our belief that such integrated-services community learning center concept, the first of its sort, will enhance the education of people by bridging the digital divide in USO, to improve health care and wellness of people by telehealth service, as well as to make our country ready for unforeseen natural disaster crisis in the future.