Each year, all proceeds from Mixed Up! go to the Love Wildlife Foundation to support slow loris enclosures (providing funds for supplementary food, medicine, medical equipment and new enclosures) at the Bang Phra Waterbird Center in Pattaya, which cares for slow lorises that are rescued from animal trafficking. Mixed up! also aims to be a centralizer for community – be it musicians and students from international schools in the Bangkok region, parents and staff, or others in the Bangkok community and beyond. We achieve this through the annual concert, and our main goal for next year is to host the Mixed Up! 2019 concert.
Mixed Up! offers students from schools around Bangkok to collectively draw awareness to issues surrounding the slow loris, a small primate native to Southeast Asia, which is endangered due to deforestation and the wildlife trade. The small animals are frequently featured on YouTube videos, which leads to further misinformation about them and encourages others to illegally acquire them as pets.
Mixed Up! has been an annual tradition at NIST International School for over 10 years. The first-ever Mixed Up! was held in 2008, and was a showcase of NIST musicians in secondary school, including soloists, rappers, DJs, bands – you name it. In 2013, Mixed Up! began to branch out to other international school in the Bangkok region, expanding our network and community. Soon enough, the concert evolved into a service-based project, linking up with the Youth Ecological Network (YEN), who worked closely with Love Wildlife Foundation to help advocate for the environment. Over the years, Mixed Up! has focused specifically on the plight of Slow Lorises, through directly supporting the Slow Loris Conservation Program.
Alongside the cause, the event aims to be a centralizer for community, maintaining the heart of mixed up! from the past. Be it anyone like musicians and students from international schools in the Bangkok region, parents and staff, or others in the Bangkok community and beyond, all are welcome to attend and enjoy. To learn more about the event, you can visit our website.
To get a feel for the concert, visit our YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Which UN Sustainable Development Goals Do We Support?
To provide a clear context for the aims of service groups at NIST, we align our projects to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations.” This NIST group supports the following goals:
Goal 15 aim to conserve and restore the use of terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, drylands and mountains by 2020. Halting deforestation is also vital to mitigating the impact of climate change. Urgent action must be taken to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity which are part of our common heritage.
Key Contacts & Experts
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Sustainability & Transparency
All NIST service groups are held to our community’s high standards and values: integrity, caring, community and growth.
Funds Raised (THB)
Funded over 48,000 baht to the slow loris conservation center from Mixed Up! 2018, Concrete Jungle
To support Love Wildlife’s slow loris conservation program through raising awareness to the community and raising funds for the maintenance of their sanctuaries. Also, to be a centralizer for the wider international school and Bangkok community.
80% of all funds and resources raised have been directly funneled to the beneficiary communities.
Mixed Up! serves as a centralizing ‘hub’ for members of the Bangkok community – from the bands who showcase their talents, the student lead booths about self started projects and the local food vendors who are passionate about what they do.
Slow Loris – Love Wildlife Foundation
Receive funds for the maintenance of their sanctuaries and costs for supplementary food, medicine, equipment for rescued lorises.
Access curriculum and learning materials that help develop and support our aims. Get inspired and feel supported with materials to help you take on service learning in your own community.
Visit the Mix Up! website to learn more about our group, see photos from our archives and read the latest updates about our activities.
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