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EDF is one of Asia’s leading organizations working in education development.  Since 1987 EDF has gained extensive experiences through designing and implementing a range of education development programs for poor and needy students and schools in rural areas.  We have managed and granted scholarships worth over 630 million baht to more than 373,000 students throughout Thailand.  EDF works in close collaboration with the EDF Provincial Committee (local officials from the Educational Promotion Department who serve under the Office of Educational Service Area and Ministry of Education). The Committee voluntarily helps oversee scholarship student selections and school grant allocations, and also helps monitor scholarship programs and our many development projects.
 
To provide transparency in our operations and to ensure that donations are fully utilized according to donor’s intentions, every year EDF submits its financial and operating reports to the Board of Directors and the Ministry of Finance.

Awards

In 2016, Giving Back Association by Mr. Terrence Philip Weir, Founder and M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula awarded Ratings Certificate to EDF as 5 Star rating charitable organization for its Good Governance&Transparency and Financial Efficiency. The "Giving Back Association Rating Certificate Awards" was held at HANA Microelectronic PCL, Bangkok on July 8, 2016.
 




 

In 2012, EDF won "NGO of the Year" in "Thailand NGO Awards 2012" organized by The Rockefeller Foundation, the Resource Alliance and Kenan Institute Asia for its best practices in Resource Mobilisation, Accountability, Transparency and Sustainability.


 

Scholarship Student Selection
In general, students who qualify for scholarship funding are those who would like to continue their schooling, but whose parents face financial difficulties and are not government officials, employees of a public enterprise, or permanent employees.

The first stage of the selection process involves informing the Provincial Committee in each province about the scholarship quotas for the year.  Each Committee then asks local schools to nominate suitable students and screen and submit their applications to EDF.  EDF draws up a shortlist and routinely performs random home visits to check application validity and applicant suitability.

 
Management of EDF’s Individual Scholarship Funds

Each selected student is required to open a joint bank account with his or her homeroom teacher in order to receive the scholarship funding.  All withdrawals from the account must be for education-related purposes and are based on the discretion of the homeroom teacher.

Usually the scholarship funds are used to cover transportation costs, lunches, school uniforms, school sports gear, stationery, report-writing materials and the cost of relevant extracurricular activity which are not fully covered by the Government's education policy.

 
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The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) was established in 1987 and was officially registered as a charitable organization No.255
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