Dear Donor and Supporter,

For 31 years that EDF Foundation has been implementing and administering Scholarship Program with our mission to prolong their school life of Thai disadvantaged students who traditionally struggled with attendance because of the lack of financial means, inferiorities, thereby missing the learning opportunities to which they were rightfully entitled.  Since then EDF has granted many more scholarships and continues in its commitment to empowering disadvantaged children through education.  From 1988 to 2018, with continuing support from caring donors both in Thailand and abroad, EDF has delivered scholarships to the total number of 373,414 disadvantaged students in more than 5,500 rural schools covering 55 provinces throughout Thailand.

For this school year 2019, EDF has recently completed the verification and screening process of scholarship applicants from over 50 provinces through out Thailand and finally come up with the total number of 10,046 qualified candidates as final list for all scholarship program in this year 2019.

According to the scholarship fundraising progress as of today (March 20, 2019), EDF has raised the accumulated number of 6,153 scholarship donations from our donors and supporters which comprises; 5,098 scholarships for poor lower secondary students, 596 scholarships for poor upper secondary/vocational students, 288 scholarships for students with disabilities and 171 scholarships for orphaned students affected from the unrest in the 3 southernmost provinces. However, 3,893 more scholarships are still needed to fulfill needs of all 
10,046 qualified candidates in this school year 2019

Therefore, our scholarship team would like to present stories from the letters of 3 qialified scholarship candidates; Kitisak, 13, a boy from Nakornratchasima province who is now living alone with his elderly grandmother, Chanicha, 13, a girl from Najorn Phanom province who is struggling with poverty and living with hardship with her single mother and Muntaqim, 13, a boy from Pattani province who has never met his real father before. 

Scholarship support from you is crucial not only to help relieve the financial burden of their families on their schooling, but also give them good encouragement in studying and empower them with potential to become self reliance and escape from the vicious cycle of poverty.
EDF still accepts scholarship donations for those 10,046 scholarship candidates of this school year 2019 until the coming May, 31, 2019. 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.orgEDF 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 First term donation period for the school year 2019 starts from October 1st, 2018 to May 31st, 2019
  3. The Second term donation period for the school year 2019 starts from June 1st to September 30th, 2019
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