Scholarship Project in Thailand

For the 2012-2013 School Year, EDF provided scholarship support valued at $1,189,833 USD  to 14,274 less fortunate students in Thailand

Why Support Students in Thailand?
For children in rural Thailand, poverty means more than just a lack of money - it means a lack of opportunities and hope for the future.  Many are forced to abandon their education in order to find work to support their families.  Yet without education, their employment options are limited and life prospects are low.  It’s a viscous cycle that affects the children, their families and the community.  For most, breaking the cycle is impossible without HELP.  
Message from EDF-Thailand

Investment in education will take a long time and by its nature change cannot be seen instantaneously; therefore, we strongly need continuing support from philanthropists throughout the world to make the real differences and enable those in need to achieve self-reliance, to sustainably escape from the cycle of poverty, and to be able to control one’s own life.

EDF’s guiding principal is to help reduce poverty through education.  Every year we award education scholarships to thousands of poor Thai children and fund school projects that make sure the right environment and resources are available to help the children learn.  As word of our success and impact spreads we are receiving more and more requests for support.  To meet the demand we urgently need to find new donors.  

Sunphet Nilrat ,Managing Director, EDF-Thailand

Thai Student's Story

Thanya (Tarn), 13 years, Baan Lao noi  School, Yasothorn Provice, Thailand

Tarn wakes up 2 am almost everyday to help her neighbors make Thai desserts. She helps with everything from removing the coconut coir, blending the ingredients, steaming the goods until they are packaged, and for her efforts is paid 30-50 Baht (1-1.5US$). Work normally finishes around 7 am at which time she has to rush to go to school in the morning. 

More Stories from Thailand

Your donation of $12 a month will change lives of at least one of
these students in need!




What age range of students are we supporting in Thailand?


Our Scholarship target Areas in  

Northern 6 Provinces
Chiang mai, Chiang rai, Lamphun, Phayao, Phrae, Uttaradit
North Eastern 20 Provinces
Amnatcharoen, Buri ram, Chai yaphum, Khon kean, Kalasin, Loei, Mukdahan, Mahasarakham, Nongbualamphu, Nongkhai
Bueng kan, Nakhon ratchasima, Nakhon phanom, Roi et, Srisaket, Sakonnakhon ,Surin, Uboratchathani, Udonthani,Yasothon
Central 9 Provinces
Bangkok, Pathum thani, Ayutthaya, Chai nat, Suphanburi, Nakhon sawan, Kamphaeng phet, Phetchabun,Phichit
Western 3 Provinces
Tak, Kanchanaburi, Phetchaburi
Eastern 1 Provinces
Southern 5 Provinces
Nakhon si thammarat, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat
Total 44 Provinces

What you will get after supporting a scholarship student with EDF?

Support a student at $12 per month or $144 per year and you will receive:

  1. Scholarship student pack sent to you by email (Student’s profile, photos and/or letter (if applicable)
  2. E-newsletter about our work
  3. Also be able to write or send letters/cards to your student (e.g. Birthdays / Christmas)
The 2015 academic year Scholarship Donation Period for students in Thailand will last until the end of May 2015.

You will receive your scholarship student pack by July 2015, one month after school in Thailand starts its first semester in June 2015.



I want to support : student (s) in Thailand

I want to donate :
$12 Monthly / a student
$36 Every 3 months / a student
$144 One-off / a student

* In the case of monthly or 3-month donation, EDF International Foundation will send you a donation invoice to your given email address when the payment is due.

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