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Dear Donor, 

In this April 2014, EDF is preparing to deal with over 2,000 Thai rural schools under EDF Scholarship Program in the process to confirm the actual enrolment of new and continuing scholarship students in the coming May 2014 when schools start their first semester. Once student's enrolment is confirmed, EDF will manage to transfer the scholarship fund for the students accordingly.
 
This month’s featured story is the story of Bussarakham Kotama or “Nui”, an 11-grade EDF scholarship student from Rajprachanukroh 50 School, a boarding school for less fortunate or orphaned children located in Khon Kaen Province. Her father broke up with her mother just a few months before she was born and her mother decided to enroll her in the boarding school to lessen family’s financial burden.

Nui believes that “Education” gives people wisdom to define their own destiny and that is the reason why she applied for EDF scholarship program to further her high school studies since 2010 up to this year
Just for little update about EDF fundraising milestones to support those 9,476 less fortunate students in  scholarship waiting list of this school year 2014, todate, April 21, 2014, EDF has raised the total number of 5,769 scholarships comprising of 4,361 scholarships for lower secondary poor students, 568 scholarships for upper secondary poor students, 138 scholarships for students with disabilities and 702 scholarships for the orphans who lost their parents from the unrest in 3 Southernmost provinces of Thailand.
 
However, we still need additional 3,707 scholarship donations to cover all the needs of 9,476 scholarship candidates in the waiting list for this school year 2014.

Scholarship donation for the academic year 2014 can be made from today until May 31, 2014. You can simply make your online scholarship donation directly through our secured online donation system in this website or contact EDF Fundraising staff for more information at public@edfthai.org. We are glad to act as a medium to help you forward your kind suport to a child in need.

Giving educational opportunities supports less fortunate children in bringing about lasting change, by lifting themselves out of this cycle of poverty. Knowledge and intellect are a wealth that they can forever possess. Please help support a child today!

For donors who have made your scholarship donation (1-year and 3-year type of scholarship) between November 1st, 2013 to May 31st, 2014, EDF will send you the student pack to your given address (for domestic donors) or email address (for overseas donors) respectively from June 2014 onwards after the schools where your sponsored student is studying, confirm the actual enrolment of the students in the first term of school year 2014.

Should you have any further inquiries or need more information, please  contact us through the website or email to public@edfthai.org
 
Information about School Year 2014 in Thailand:
School's Summer Break: 
Early April to Mid of May 2014
First Semester:  Mid of May - Early October 2014 (1st Semester Break in October 2014)
Second Semester: Early November 2014 to the end of March 2015 
 
 
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