During the first semester of 2023 academic year, the Thai educational system had reverted back to the normal full onsite learning instead of the combined onsite and online learning necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though the situation has returned to normal, poor families are still traumatized by unemployment and insufficient income, resulting in the soaring number of poor and
underprivileged students dropping out of school even in the middle of academic year.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Education in June 2023, more than 100,000 Thai students dropped out of the educational system mainly due to poverty.
EDF Foundation would like to thank you for your kind and continuous support to EDF Scholarship Program. In 2023 academic year, our foundation are able to allocate donations to provide scholarships to 7,725 poor and underprivileged students in 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.
It is equal to about 79 percent of the 9,753 students in our waiting list for school year 2023.
The scholarships may not be a big number compared with over 100,000 unlucky students who had dropped out of school; nevertheless, we are proud of our joint accomplishment in paving the way for a better future for thousands of students through education.
Without your support, these thousands of student scholars would not have been attending school today as their families could not afford the cost of education.
Since 1 July 2023, EDF Foundation has been accepting early scholarship donations for the upcoming 2024 academic year. We estimate that there could be at least 10,000 less fortunate students from all over Thailand who would apply for scholarship support from EDF.
I sincerely hope that EDF could again serve as a bridge for your kindness to reach thousands of students who have pinned their hopes for a better life through education.
You can donate scholarships online through the websitewww.edfthai.org/en, fund transfer or download EDF donation form here. Should you wish to seek for more information or request for a tax deduction receipt, please contact our Public Relations Department at +662-579-9209 to 11 (Monday-Friday from 0900 to 1630 hrs), email [email protected] or Line: @edfthai. All the best and thank you very much.
Sunphet Nilrat EDF Managing Director
EDF is a registered charitable organization No.255, All donation can be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by Thai law.
The donation period for the school year 2024 starts from July 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2024
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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.