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This study aimed to study the potential of local communities in Surin Province and to study guidelines for potential development of local communities in Surin Province according to the Thailand 4.0 national policy. The study was conducted with a mixed methods research in Ban Kung, Samrong Thap Sub-district, Samrong Thap District, Surin Province. Data were collected 35 cases using both questionnaires and interviews.
The results of the study on the potential of Ban Kung strong community found that the knowledge about strengthened community is high level ( = 4.25, S.D. = 0.35). The role of local community leaders in driving the community and community participation in strong community development were in a very high level ( = 4.65, S.D.=0.31), ( = 4.77, S.D.= 0.22).
The development of the potential of Ban Kung strong community according to the Thailand 4.0 national policy found that community leaders and people in the area had the idea of community development by emphasizing the role of everyone in the community. They must help each other from the beginning of the project, the implementation of the project, the evaluation including through the community forum, community planning and collective bargaining power to address the needs and problems of the community. Experience gained from individuals inside and outside the community. The pattern of community leader involvement is expressed in a decisive manner and controlling to follow up and follow the plan. People express themselves in the manner of implementing the plan under self-determination. The public benefit is that the community problem is resolved.
Therefore, the development of strong community potentials requires knowledge of the strong community, local love consciousness, the role of local community leaders in driving strong communities and the participation of people in the community. The involvement of community leaders and the people is an important factor that contributes to the development of a strong and healthy community according to the Thailand 4.0 national policy.