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Dear Donor and Supporter,

February 2016 is the important time for EDF to verify and screen applications of over 10,000 needy students from 51 provinces throughout Thailand who wish to get EDF scholarship support to continue their studies in the school year 2016. The exact number of final qualifed scholarship candidates who pass the screening process will be revealed soon by the end of this February and we will later share those information in the website. 
 
Besides the story of “Kitinan” or “Wun”, a 12-year orphaned boy from Buriram province who has to sometimes cut class to earn money from menial work to go to school, that we previously published. For this month’s featured story, we would like to introduce another touching story of EDF scholarship candiate in this school year 2016, “Patcharaporn” or “Pat”, a 11-year girl from Phitsanulok-

-province who never gives up HOPE, despite, struggled with her tough life. She has been trying hard on her study until she could achieve the 1st place in class and got GPA of 4.00 in every semester since grade 1 - 6.
 
For the progress of EDF scholarship fundraising result for the school year 2016, to date (February 3rd, 2016) we have already received the total number of 4,864 scholarship donations which comprises  3,069 lower secondary scholarships,  1,337 upper secondary/vocational scholarships, 74  scholarships for students with disabilities, 322 scholarships for violence affected orphaned students in 3 Southernmpst provinces of Thailand and another 62 scholarship for university level.

However, we strongly need at least 4,200 more scholarships to fulfill needs to further study of approximately 9,000 qualified scholarship candidates that we forecast that they may pass the screening process of this school year 2016. 
 
After you read the story of Patcharaporn or Pat, which could well represent the struggling life of many Thai less fortunate children who never give up hope, we stongly hope that you will decide to give at least one of them an educational opportunity which will empower them to be sustainably self-reliant and overcome poverty.

Your scholarsjip donations to all EDF programs for the school year 2016 can be made until the coming May 31st, 2016. Please decide to Support at least a Child Today! to help them bringing about lasting change, by lifting themselves out of this cycle of poverty.
 

You can simply make your online scholarship donation directly through our secured online donation system in this website or contact us 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.

All the scholarship funding donated through EDF serves to ease the crippling impact of poverty affects many rural students and their families. 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
 









Remarks:
  1. EDF is a registered charitable organization No.255, all donations to sypport EDF programs can be tax exempted in full extent allows by Thai law.
  2. EDF opens the scholarship donation period for the school year 2016 from October 1st, 2015 to May 31st, 2016
 
 
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