Dear Donors and philanthropists,
EDF Scholarship Program started in 1988 with goal to provide education opportunities and improve the quality of life of less fortunate Thai students. Assist them to develop necessary life skills and to gain valuable knowledge they can use throughout their lives; free themselves from the cycle of poverty and help in the betterment of their own families, rural hometowns and the country as a whole.
For 33 years from 1988 to 2020, with continuing support from caring donors both in Thailand and abroad, EDF has delivered scholarships to the total number of 390,473 disadvantaged students in more than 5,600 rural schools covering 61 provinces throughout Thailand.
For Children in rural Thailand, poverty is not only the lack of money, but also the lack of opportunity and a hope for a better future. Not being able to get a proper education prevents them from breaking the endless cycle of poverty and ignorance.
For the progress of EDF scholarship program for this year 2021, we just completed the screening and verification of scholarship applications from needy students from around 1,500 schools through out Thailand and finally come up with the total 10,110 qualified students who will be the scholarship candidates for each program in this school year 2021.
EDF has started fundraising for the school year 2021 since November 1, 2020 until to date (April 9, 2021), we are able to raise the total number of 6,239 scholarships from caring people in Thailand and around the world which comprises 5,799 lower secondary scholarships; 213 upper secondary scholarships; 120 scholarships for students with disabilities; 84 scholarships for orphaned students in the Southermost provinces of Thailand and 23 scholarships in University level. However, 3,871 additional scholarships are needed to fulfil the Hope for better education future of those 10,110 students in our scholarship waiting list.
In this April, we would like to recommend you to read a few stories of students in our waiting list; Kittiwat, grade 2, from Mukdaharn province who was born with disability, but never give up going to school with his wheelchairs; Arfandee, grade 2 from Narathiwat who lost his father from the insurgencies when he was just 1 year old; and Jatuporn, grade 10 from Amnatcharoen province, who dreams to become a Pharmacist because she loves studying Chemistry.
Scholarship support from you is significantly important not only to help relieve the financial burden of their families on their schooling, but it also gives them encouragement to study and empower themselves to become self-reliant and escape from the vicious cycle of poverty.
Online scholarship donation can be made directly through our secured online donation system in this website or you can contact us for more information and further assistance at email@example.com.
EDF is most appreciative of your entrusted contribution and strongly hopes for renewed pledges for many years to come.