Dear Donor and Supporter,
EDF Scholarship Program started in 1988 with goal to provide education opportunities and improve the quality of life of less fortunate Thai children. 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 32 years from 1988 to 2019, with continuing support from caring donors both in Thailand and abroad, EDF has delivered scholarships to the total number of 382,048 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.
Education support is, therefore, 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

In this December, EDF has started calling for scholarship applications from Thai students who wish to continue their education in the coming school year 2020 and we would like to introduce a story of Kritsana or Pooh, 13, Grade7 from Nakornratchasima province who helps lessen the financial burden of his poor mother by collecting and selling used plastic bottles to earn his own pocket money to go to school and Rattapol or Pik, 13, Grade 7 from Surin province who work part-time at the noodle shop in the evening to earn extra income to support his poor family. Both children's stories are just few among thousands stories of the students that we are expecting to receive until we close the application by early 2020. We will from time to time share some of their interesting stories with you here.

In the coming Christmas and New Year 2020, there are many ways you can share your happiness with those less fortunate in Thailand with EDF Foundation. You can choose to Make a Scholarship Donation to support a child's education for the coming school year 2020 or Giving through our "Online Education Gift Catalogue" which will help nurture the value of sharing of the gifts they received among their less fortunate friends and classmates in school. 
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

EDF is most appreciative of your entrusted contribution and strongly hopes for renewed pledges for many years to come.
Respectfully yours,
 Sunphet Nilrat
 EDF Managing Director


  1. EDF is a registered charitable organization No.255, All donation can be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by Thai law.
  2. The First term donation period for the school year 2020 starts from October 1st, 2019 to May 31st, 2020
  3. The Second term donation period for the school year 2020 starts from June 1st to September 30th, 2020
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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
to the full extent allowed by Thai laws.
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