"... Academic subjects have been acceptable and admirable because they have been precious subjects for leaders like the kings. All citizens deserve to know because they enable everything to be successful. "
"... The princes, royal family members, bureaucrats and all citizens will have equal education opportunities. Therefore, education will be the first priority which I will try to develop to become prosperous. "
King Rama V's Royal Speeches
At the Student Awarding Ceremony in 1884
After that, King Rama V gave royal command to have monastery school established for all citizens' children to study. In 1885, he had the Royal School for citizen built to commemorate his gratefulness to his mother and named this school " Debsirin" after his mother.
To support King Rama V's demand for providing his citizens with education, Debsirin Institute has been developing education for youths. In 1932, Prince Ananda Mahidol studied at Debsirin School when he was young. When he reigned and became King Rama VIII, he presented his kindness to Debsirin School, Debsirin School Alumni Association under the Royal Patronage and all Debsirin School people. He visited Debsirin School as a Debsirin School alumnus. He said that he was a Debsirin School alumnus and wanted to contribute to his school. He was the morale of Debsirin School members. Moreover, other royal family members studied at this honorable institute. This included Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia. While he was in the position, he often sent messages to Debsirin School's important occasions and Debsirin School Alumni Association. For example, "I remembered my very happy childhood at Debsirin School. Education I received there and my life in Thailand were truly valuable assets. When I do the current job as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, my love in life in Thailand promotes close cooperation between our two countries."
Up to the present, it has been 130 years for Debsirin Institute to continuously develop and produce valuable human resource for Thailand and the world. All graduates love and have ties with their friends and Institute. They still come back to develop the school to continuously proper and become strong Debsirin culture.
In 1979, Debsirin Institute cooperated to set up Debsirinromklao School, a suburb network school in the East of Bangkok to pursue the school founder's intention to use Debsirin culture to provide high quality education to youths in all areas.
After that, other network schools were established like Debsirinklongsibsam Pathumthani School in the Northern suburb of Bangkok, Debsirin Nonthaburi School in the Western suburb of Bangkok and Debsirin Samutprakan School in the Southern suburb of Bangkok.
Besides Bangkok and suburb, the Western Thailand has Debsirinladya Kanchanaburi School. The central region of Thailand has Debsirin Phukhae School. The Northeastern Thailand has Debsirin Khonkaen School. The Northern Thailand has Debsirin Chiang Mai School. In the remote areas on the top of the mountain where disadvantaged groups live, there is Debsirin 9 School Royal Project under Royal Patronage on Doi Ang Khang, Chiang Mai. All 10 network schools have diversity in the local context but are driven by the same philosophy of education and Debsirin culture.
Debsirin School Network work together to organize activities promoting Debsirin youth development process to become valuable human resources for the society in the future.
16 years ago, Prof. Dr. Chira Hongladarom, Debsirin School teachers and students cooperated to organize a youth leadership development activities called Knowledge Camp (1st.) in Pattaya City.This is an alumnus' efforts to repay to the school. This is also the origin of this activity. Debsirin School Alumni Association under the Royal Patronage's vision has pursued the intention by continuously organizing this activity to develop youth leadership for many phases with cooperation from many Debsirin School alumni. Other supporters are Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), To Be Goodman Foundation etc. The activity continues consecutive year and succeeds throughout the year.
In 2014, Debsirinromklao School cooperated with Prof. Dr. Chira Hongladarom to organize ongoing activities to upgrade Debsirin youths' knowledge and skills quality and support the government policy in preparing Debsirin youths' desirable qualities, providing them with self-learning experience to fearlessly face the future problems, prepare for ASEAN Community in 2015 and sustainably and firmly live in the world.
In 2015, to enter ASEAN Community, all ASEAN youths should exchange and learn more from one another. Debsirin School as a leading Thai educational institute takes part in ASEAN youths' capacity and relationship building to step together as ASEAN Community based on good relationship, love and harmony including ASEAN youth network development.
Foundation for International Human Resource Development (FIHRD) and Chira Academy by Prof. Dr. Chira Hongladarom cooperates with Debsirinromklao School to organize an academic workshop activity called or ASEAN Debsirin Knowledge Camp 2015 on "ASEAN Youth Learning Society for One Vision, One Identity & One Community" for Debsirin School Network students all over Thailand and ASEAN youths on June 2-7, 2015.
2.1 To encourage ASEAN youths to exchange socio-cultural knowledge, love and harmony
2.2 To provide ASEAN youths with learning opportunity for His Majesty the King's important works (following the King's path), his work principles for sustainable development
2.3 To stimulate youths to experience knowledge from wider perspectives like globalization, economy, society, politics and technology
2.4 To develop thinking system for ASEAN youths like thinking and implementation
2.5 To link science to social science
2.6 To work as teams by practical and concrete ideas exchange
2.7 To develop leadership for ASEAN youths
2.8 To upgrade ASEAN youths quality and develop their attitudes, values and behaviors to understand ASEAN Community civil rights for ASEAN sustainable development
2.9 To develop the concrete recommendations for ASEAN Community socially linkage in the future