Dear Donors and Philanthropists,

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 leave school in order to find work to support their families. Yet without education, their employment options are limited and prospects are low. It is a vicious circle that affects the children and their families.
The Education for Development Foundation (EDF Foundation) was, therefore, established in 1987 aiming to provide poor Thai children a better start in life and a brighter future ahead through educational support. From 1988 to 2022 academic year, we had awarded scholarships to  406,560 less fortunate Thai children in more than 5,600 schools throughout Thailand. 
Recently, in 2023 academic year, we are able to allocate donations to provide scholarships to 7,725 poor and underprivileged students in more than 1,500 schools throughout Thailand. It accounted for 6,278 scholarships for lower secondary students, 816 scholarships for upper secondary/vocational students, 406 scholarships for poor students with disabilities, 208 scholarships for orphaned students affected by the unrest in the southernmost provinces of Thailand and 17 scholarships for higher education. 
Typically, scholarships are awarded yearly to students studying in lower or upper secondary school. Scholarships are granted to underprivileged students in three main groups: lower secondary students and upper secondary/vocational students from poor backgrounds, disabled children from poor backgrounds and orphaned children from Thailand’s southernmost provinces.
Students use the scholarship funds for various necessities, including transportation cost, school uniform, educational and sports kit or supplies, lunches or extra tuition fees, which supplements the insufficient government’s free education program. The students are held accountable for how the money is spent under the supervision of the guidance teacher in each school.
For the EDF Scholarship Program in the upcoming 2024 academic year, we will commence the call for scholarship application from Decemeber 2023 to February 2024 from schools under the EDF program, after which EDF will start screening student applicants for the school year 2024. The final screening and selection process will shortlist eligible students for the next academic year.
EDF will later publish on our website and share to media outlets real-life struggle of students in the pursuit of their dreams.
In the festive season of happiness in the coming Christmas and New Year festival, we encourage our donors to take the opportunity to enjoy tax deductions for their donations. We recommend that you consider donating “Education Gift Set” for your sponsored students and other needy students under EDF program. These gift sets will truly be the first-ever gifts that many of our scholars will have ever received in their lifetime.
From 1 July 2023 and onwards, EDF Foundation is accepting early scholarship donation for the coming school year 2024. You can simply make your online donation through our website, or make your money transfer from banks. For details, please download EDF donation form here.
Please do not hesitate to ask for further details about your donation, sponsored students or about your wish to write or give additional supports in any kind to your sponsored students. Please feel free to contact us at Tel. +662-579-9209 to 11 (Monday-Friday from 0900 to 1630 hrs) or email to [email protected]. We will be more than glad to help you connect with your sponsored students. We provide English translation free of charge when required.

For donors who would like to receive a donation receipt for use in tax deduction for the 2023 tax year, please make your donation by December 31, 2023 at the latest.

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 donation period for the school year 2024 starts from July 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2024
The donation can be made by money transfer to the following Thailand's local banks (Account Name "The Education for Development Foundation or EDF Foundation)"
SCB   Ngamwongwan Branch  Acc No. 319-2-77744-8
BBL  Bang Khen Branch  Acc No. 161-4-56698-0
KBank  Bang Khen Branch  Acc No. 070-2-45369-0
TTB  Kasetsart Univ. Branch  Acc No. 069-2-41110-1
KrungThai  Phaholyothin40 Branch  Acc No. 980-7-59891-5

Please kindly supply us your fund transfer evidence and donor's details to  [email protected] for issuing tax exempted donation receipt.
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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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