The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) is a Thai International Foundation, established in 1987, that helps underprivileged children and encourage self-reliance through its education programs. EDF approved from the Ministry of Finance as charity organization No.255, with the mission to alleviate poverty, develop education programs and facilitate international communication in order to help disadvantaged children gain access to basic education. With the opportunities created by EDF's programs, these children are able to develop their skills and qualify for better jobs, aiding their communities as well as their families.

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  • The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) is a Thai International Foundation, established in 1987, that helps underprivileged children and encourage self-reliance through its education programs. EDF approved from the Ministry of Finance as charity organization No.255, with the mission to alleviate poverty, develop education programs and facilitate international communication in order to help disadvantaged children gain access to basic education. With the opportunities created by EDF's programs, these children are able to develop their skills and qualify for better jobs, aiding their communities as well as their families. The EDF is affiliated with Japan's MINSAI Center which administers the Darunee Scholarship Fund, and has done so for 20 years, which cooperates with International organizations in Asia Pacific area such as Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. * In 1996 NEC (Thailand) donated 440 abacuses (to aid mathematical learning) to the EDF for over 20 secondary schools in Roi Et, Yasothorn and other provinces in the Northeast. * After the Tsunami, the EDF granted scholarships of ~1750 baht to 113 Tsunami orphans in Buri Ram, Nakhon Phanom, and Sakon Nakhon provinces. * Up to 2006 the EDF has provided over 200,000 scholarships (Bt300 million / US$7.5 million) for underprivileged students in over 3000 schools nationwide. EDF has carried out development projects in remote areas of 19 provinces in the Northeastern region of Thailand since 1988. The specific aim of these projects is to provide opportunities for children to complete their compulsory lower secondary education (grade 7-9). Currently there are more than 260,000 children and 3,800 schools actively involved in the projects, supported by both private donors and government authorities under 61 Educational Service Area Offices in the 19 provinces of the Northeastern Region of Thailand. To achieve international support, EDF Thailand also liaises with EDF-Lao and EDF-Cambodia to expand education development projects for the children in Lao, Cambodia and Afghanistan through teacher development programs, projects for children with disabilities, and more. EDF is operating in 4 main areas: 1. To provide educational scholarship to children who have completed primary education (Grade 6) but cannot continue to the secondary level (Grade 7) due to financial difficulties. The grant will be based not on the academic grades but on the family income. 2. To promote and develop children’s self-confidence and skills so they can better support their families and communities. 3. To motivate and encourage harmony and interest to acquire knowledge of utilizing the resources for the development of their community. 4. EDF is a non-profit organization and is not involved in any political issues. EDF’s objective is not to end poverty but to initiate solid programs that promote the development of people, make potential changes and encourage self-reliance through its education programs. -EDF Donors- Thai and International Organizations Boonthavorn Ceramics Co., Ltd. KSB Pumps Co., Ltd. Naiin bookshopsSiam Cement Group St. Andrew's International School Japanese Organizations Advanced Computer Eyes Co., Ltd. Asean Japan Consulting Co., Ltd. Bangkok Long-Stay Japanese ClubBangkok Mita-Kai Bangkok Seijo-kai Besco & C Co., Ltd.Club Thailand Card E.L.T. Die Cast Group Embassy of Japan Ladies ClubFutaba Engineering (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Green Club Hanano (Thailand) Co., Ltd.H-One Parts (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Japanese International Marriage Club Kingfisher Holdings LimitedKingswood House (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Kobe College Kyocera Mita (Thailand) Co., Ltd.Lube Technology Co., Ltd. Melco Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Mizuho Corporate Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.Ohara (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Roi-et Sawara Technology Co., Ltd. Sasaki Electric Engineering Co., Ltd.San-Thap International Co., Ltd. Shinwa Kogyo (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Siam Kotobuki Co., Ltd.SMFL Leasing (Thailand) Sumisho Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Sanyo Semiconductor Golf CupTaisei Trading Co., Ltd. Takigawa Welfare Foundation Thai Bridgestone Co., Ltd.Thai Hirakawa Guidom Co., Ltd. Thai Irodori No Kai (Saitama-ken Jinkai) Thai Longstay Japanese ClubThai Yamaha Motors Co., Ltd. Time Education Network Co., Ltd. Tokyo Development Consultants (Thailand) Co., Ltd.Toyota Bangpakong Club Meeting Toyota-Kai TRD Asia Co., Ltd. (en)
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  • *Col. Somkid Sreesangkom *Mr. Terumasa Akio *Mr. Sakda Sreesangkom
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  • *Mr.Sunphet Nilrat *Mr. Thunyakorn Rattanaprasit *Ms. Charuwat Boossamalee *Ms. Pavana Poolsawat *Mr. Maetee Ninratana
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  • Promote the development of people, make potential changes and encourage self-reliance through its education programs.
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  • The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) is a Thai International Foundation, established in 1987, that helps underprivileged children and encourage self-reliance through its education programs. EDF approved from the Ministry of Finance as charity organization No.255, with the mission to alleviate poverty, develop education programs and facilitate international communication in order to help disadvantaged children gain access to basic education. With the opportunities created by EDF's programs, these children are able to develop their skills and qualify for better jobs, aiding their communities as well as their families. (en)
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