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2015 New Year’s Greetings,
 
Since late 2014, EDF has called for scholarship applications from less fortunate students who wish to continue their education in the coming school year 2015. We expect to finish verification of applicants’ qualifications and finalize the actual number of eligible scholarship candidates by February 2015.
 
EDF scholarship team has also continuously made the field visit to hold the meeting with teachers who in charge of EDF scholarship program from over 4,000 schools in 48 provinces through out Thailand with the purpose to ensure they understand correctly about EDF scholarship policy, scholarship working procedures and scholarship student recruitment.

The random visits to scholarship applicants’ home are also carried out to double check students’ qualifications and ensure that the scholarships will go to the right qualified students.
For January’s Featured Story, iwe would like to ipresent "The Last Hope", an interesting story of Supattra Somboon, 12, a 6 grader at Ban Sri Thavorn School, Buriram province. She is the youngest aming 7 siblings in her family, but the extreme porverty had forced all her 6 elder siblings to leave home for better lives. She, then, become “The Last Hope” of her family who could help bring her family to escape the vicious “Cycle of poverty” that previously eliminated the education future of her 6 elder siblings. 

Suoattra’s story is just an example we pick up from thousands true stories of less fortunate students who applied for EDF scholarships to continue their education in the coming school year 2015. 

EDF has opened its scholarship donation period for the school year 2015 since October 1st 2014 and we are delighted to inform you that as of today (January 15th 2014), EDF has received the total donation of 4,598 scholarships, which comprises 3,218 lower secondary scholarships, 840 upper secondary scholarships, 47 scholarships for students with disabilities, 493 scholarships for orphaned students in Thailand’s 3 southernmost provinces
 
The donation period fpr the first term of school year 2015 will last until May 31st, 205 and 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.

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!
 
 
Information about School Year 2015 in Thailand:
School's Summer Break: 
Early April to Mid of May 2015
First Semester:  Mid of May - Early October 2015
School Break: October 2015
Second Semester: Early November 2015 to the end of March 2016 

 
 
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