Zero-to-Hero is a challenging trip from birth to the TOPP at the age of 18. On the TOPP children should have the skills needed in the Value-based Society, that in Thailand is called 4.0. Next a short description of all the critical steps needed in the Z2H model.

Baby Club (6 month to 2 years)
Baby Club is meant for babies from 6 month to 2 years. Parents, or mainly grand parents, bring the kids twice aa week to our Hero Center, where we develop babies with the critical skills (Physical Skills, Social Skills, Emotional Skills, Communication Skills, Cognitive or Brain Skills). At the same time we teach the grand parents to do the same developing activities at home. 

Kindergarten (2 to 4 years)
The normal way in Thai Kindergartens is to look after children, not to ambitiously develop them. Our new HighScope concept Makes us a model for all over 400 kindergartens in Phetchabun Province. Children learn to Plan, Do and Review. a

Huana Pre-school (4 to 5 years)
We have implemented the excellent Finnish Moomin English Program for all our Pre-school students. The learning happens in daily 15 minute sessions using tablets. The Program is designed by leading Finnish educators developing also the thinking skills beside the language. Next step will be to introduce the HighScope concept also to Pre-school.

Huana School (6 to 12 years)
Our 0 to 6 program is almost perfect. The huge challenge starts when our Baby Club children comes to School. The Thai governmental education system is rigged. Actually everything is just the opposite of our Finnish way of thinking. The worst is that students sit daily 5 hours in front of television looking at educational program produced by the late King. Teachers' role is mainly to open and close the television at a very high salary. This is maybe the biggest challenge I have met in my entire business life. Still I'm confident that we will find to open the lock.

Obodjo School (12 to 18)
Obodjo School is a surprisingly developed School in Phetchabun with around 800 students. It is a natural part of our Zero-to-Hero Program, as most of Huana School students continue their studies there. In July 2019 we will introduce a Finnish know-how based development program to the owner of the School together with Team Finland.

If successful, our children will have the critical TOPP-skills (Thinking, Optimizing, Planning, Problem Solving) at the age of 18 thus being competitive on the work market for high paid jobs. This would mean they can afford to take care of their poor parents, grand parents and potential children. This would mean a huge improvement in the poor countryside. 

Jo and Dan

BASED ON THE FAMOUS FINNISH EDUCATION

Our Zero-to-Hero Program in Huana/Phetchabun, Thailand, is based on the Finnish world famous early childhood education concept. Together with Thai experts we are adapting the concept to suit the poor Thai countryside children. Huana is our laboratory. When ready, the model can be applied everywhere in the developing countries.
Development starts from birth. The 3 first month are critical for BRAIN development. The end result should be Healthy Educated Responsible and Open-minded teenagers or as we call them, HEROs, with the skill to THINK and SOLVE PROBLEMS.

Finland has ranked nr. 1 in Early Childhood Education

Read more about a study done by The Economist 

4.0 -child  (HERO)

We try to develop babies to grow to become HEROs (Healthy, Educated, Responsible and Open-minded), young adults with the skill to solve problems, ready for the 21st Century challenges.
 


Phetchabun Province Governor about Zero-to-Hero

In the below video clip, you first get a picture of what we do. Finally the Phetchabun Province Governor tells, how he sees the Program.
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