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Accountability & Transparency

EDF is one of Asia’s leading organizations working in education development.  Since 1987 EDF has gained extensive experiences through designing and implementing a range of education development programs for poor and needy students and schools in rural areas.  We have managed and granted scholarships worth over 734 million baht to more than 414,000 students throughout Thailand.  EDF works in close collaboration with thousands of teachers in rural Thai schools who voluntarily helps oversee scholarship student selections and school grant allocations, and also helps monitor scholarship programs and our many development projects.

To provide transparency in our operations and to ensure that donations are fully utilized according to donor’s intentions, every year EDF submits its financial and operating reports to the Board of Directors and the Ministry of Finance.


In 2023, EDF was awarded the CAF International Vetted Organization certificate that validates EDF is structured and operates as a nonprofit entity, that funds provide to EDF will be used exclusively for charitable purposes and that EDF has met CAF International’s extensive review for guards against the risk of fraud, money laundering, or other illicit activities.


In 2016, Giving Back association awarded 5 Star Ratings Certificate to EDF for its Good Governance & Transparency and Financial Efficiency.


In 2012, EDF won "NGO of the Year" in "Thailand NGO Awards 2012" organized by The Rockefeller Foundation, the Resource Alliance and Kenan Institute Asia for its best practices in Resource Mobilization, Accountability, Transparency and Sustainability.


Scholarship Student Selection
In general, students who qualify for scholarship funding are those who would like to continue their schooling, but whose parents face financial difficulties and are not government officials, employees of a public enterprise, or permanent employees.

The first stage of the selection process involves informing the Provincial Committee in each province about the scholarship quotas for the year.  Each Committee then asks local schools to nominate suitable students and screen and submit their applications to EDF.  EDF draws up a shortlist and routinely performs random home visits to check application validity and applicant suitability.

Management of EDF’s Individual Scholarship Funds

Each selected student is required to open a joint bank account with his or her homeroom teacher in order to receive the scholarship funding.  All withdrawals from the account must be for education-related purposes and are based on the discretion of the homeroom teacher.

Usually the scholarship funds are used to cover transportation costs, lunches, school uniforms, school sports gear, stationery, report-writing materials and the cost of relevant extracurricular activity which are not fully covered by the Government's education policy.

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The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) was established in 1987 and was officially registered as a charitable organization No.255
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