​Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal

​Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal

Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal is a student activist, publisher, and author who advocates for educational reform in Thailand. In 2012, Chotiphatphaisal and a group of fellow students created the Thailand Education Revolution Alliance (TERA) to push for reforms within Thailand’s school system. The student-led organization gained national recognition for its platform against rote education, for increasing access to public school, and for improving curricula. Members of TERA faced physical attacks from the community and the administration, and Chotiphatphaisal was eventually removed from his school’s student council. In 2013, Chotiphatphaisal founded Education for Liberation of Siam, a student group that challenges unjust actions from Thai authorities. He was first declared a conscious objector in 2013, and has since published multiple books on the Thai education system and civil activism. Chotiphatphaisal currently studies at Chulalongkorn University, where he was elected Student Council president.