Ngern Tid Lor Public Company Limited, led by Mr. Piyasak Ukritnukun (right), Managing Director, participated in a panel discussion entitled Integrating Multi-Sectional Collaboration for Effective Social Reintegration at the 14th United Nation Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (UN Crime Congress) held in Kyoto, Japan to share ideas and methods for organizing financial literacy activities for prisoners to prepare them for life and career opportunities after prison as part of the Kamlangjai Project. Ngern Tid Lor was the only private company from Thailand to participate in this congress and was joined by Mr. Pithaya Jinawat (middle), Justice Innovation Development Division, as a moderator, as well as Associate Professor Dr. Sakchai Lertpanichpun (left), Thammasat University, and Dr. Kazushige Kobayashi, criminology researcher. The forum was held at the Ministry of Justice’s conference room 5-01, Office of the Ministry of Justice, Bangkok via a VDO conference which allowed an audience from around the world to join in and ask questions.
Ngern Tid Lor Public Company Limited, as a vehicle title loan service provider that strives to create opportunities to enable low-income and self-employed customers to access fair and transparent financial services, initiated the financial literacy project to educate wet market vendors in 2012. This project was further developed into the “Financial Knowledge to Communities for Life Rolls Forward” project to teach basic financial literacy, balance sheet management, savings for investment, and how to use technology in financial transactions to reduce costs for low-income and self-employed people, and factory workers across the country. The project allowed Ngern Tid Lor’s employees to participate as volunteers so that they could experience the financial side of life and understand the importance of creating financial opportunities for communities. Today, Ngern Tid Lor is still striving to deliver financial literacy to the society.