In order to accomplish the aforementioned goals, EDF has continuously provided scholarships and implemented various development projects since 1988. These efforts have ensured that impoverished rural children complete at least a basic education and enjoy enriched learning opportunities as well as improved prospects for a better quality of life.
To date, EDF Scholarship Program has benefited more than 380,000 needy students from over 5,600 rural Thai schools in 61 provinces throughout Thailand.
EDF’s five main undertakings include:
Lower Secondary Scholarship Program for students from impoverished family backgrounds who desires to further study in higher level.
Upper Secondary/Vocational Scholarship Program for students with good academic performance from impoverished families.
Scholarship Program for Children with Disabilities, in inclusive education settings.
“Under the Same Sky” Scholarships Program for orphaned students in the 3 violence-affected southernmost provinces of Thailand.
Learning & Life Improvement Projects for students and schools in remote rural areas. These projects include, for example, agriculture knowledge and career skills improvement, income generating, ICT education development, library and school facility improvement, health promotion and youth educational camp.