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Mechai means condom in Thailand is named after Mechai Viravaidya who was a government worker. He noticed average number of children in a family was 7 persons, population was doubling every 20 years, infrastructure could not keep up. He thought of what to do, and decided to promote use of condoms. He received much oposition so developed unique ways of promoting it. He became very successful for obtaining acceptance and became known as Captain Condom. He has since continued with unique educational methods to help people become independent in the ways they support themselves. His teachings help the individual in a way that the individual is able to pay for his own education and become self sufficient. Ref: NHK broadcast.