Dear Donors and philanthropists,

EDF Scholarship Program started in 1988 with goal to provide education opportunities and improve the quality of life of less fortunate Thai students. Assist them to develop necessary life skills and to gain valuable knowledge they can use throughout their lives; free themselves from the cycle of poverty and help in the betterment of their own families, rural hometowns and the country as a whole.  

For 34 years from 1988 to 2021, with continuing support from caring donors both in Thailand and abroad, EDF has delivered scholarships to the total number of 398,500 disadvantaged students in more than 5,600 rural schools covering 61 provinces throughout Thailand. (Statistics from Academic Year 1988-2021)

For Children in rural Thailand, poverty is not only the lack of money, but also the lack of opportunity and a hope for a better future. Not being able to get a proper education prevents them from breaking the endless cycle of poverty and ignorance.

For the progress of EDF scholarship program for the coming academic year 2022, From early December 2021, EDF has just started calling for scholarship applications from needy students from schools through out Thailand which we anticipate that by the end of February 2022 (Due date for scholarship application), no less than 10,000 scholarship applications will be received from over 2,000 schools.

We, therefore, would like to recommend you to read 4 stories of needy students who are recently submitting their applications for lower secondary scholarship in the academic year 2022; Chawanan (Takkataen), 12 and Supatchaya (Kae), 12, both from Mukdahan province, Kotchapak (Kaen), 12 from Mahasarakham province and Sanphet (Aom), 12 from Nakornratchasima province.

Scholarship support from you is significantly important not only to help relieve the financial burden of their families on their schooling, but it also gives them encouragement to study and empower themselves to become self-reliant and escape from the vicious cycle of poverty.

You can simply make your online donation through our website or make your money transfer from banks. For details, please download the EDF donation form here or you can contact us for more information and further assistance at  Every donation can bring a receipt for tax deduction as required by Thai law.

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



  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 2022 starts from July 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2022
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 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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