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Mission and Vision


EDF strongly believes that education is one of the most important keys in uplifting the quality of life of disadvantaged children and youths, in addition, to prevent many social problems. Those with basic education can utilize and apply their knowledge to gain entry to skilled worker job opportunities or to higher education. This liberates them from poverty and prevents them from falling victim to low-paying, menial jobs or human trafficking.

In order to accomplish the aforementioned goals, EDF has continuously provided scholarships and implemented various development projects since 1988. These efforts have ensured that impoverished rural children complete at least a basic education and enjoy enriched learning opportunities as well as improved prospects for a better quality of life.

To date, EDF Scholarship Program has benefited more than 380,000 needy students from over 5,600 rural Thai schools in 61 provinces throughout Thailand.

 
EDF’s five main undertakings include:

  1. Lower Secondary Scholarship Program for students from impoverished family backgrounds who desires to further study in higher level.
  2. Upper Secondary/Vocational Scholarship Program for students with good academic performance from impoverished families.
  3. Scholarship Program for Children with Disabilities, in inclusive education settings.
  4. “Under the Same Sky” Scholarships Program for orphaned students in the 3 violence-affected southernmost provinces of Thailand.
  5. Learning & Life Improvement Projects for students and schools in remote rural areas. These projects include, for example, agriculture knowledge and career skills improvement, income generating, ICT education development, library and school facility improvement, health promotion and youth educational camp.
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The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) was established in 1987 and was officially registered as a charitable organization No.255
under the laws of Thailand.Your donation to support any of EDF scholarship programs and development projects can be tax-exempted
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