American Women’s Club of Thailand presents 1.95 million baht to EDF Foundation to support Thai needy female students’ education

General Press Releases Friday August 7, 2020 10:55
Bangkok--7 Aug--Education for Development Foundation

American Women’s Club of Thailand (AWC) led by Ms. Andrea DiCastro (2nd from right), president, and Dr Laura Guffey (far right), scholarship chair, presented scholarships worth 1,950,000 baht for 325 Thai needy female high-school students during this 2020 academic year to Ms Charuwat Boossamalee (2nd from left), project development director and Ms. Sirilak Antarasena, scholarships manager of the EDF Foundation (Education for Development Foundation).

The presentation is part of American Women’s Club of Thailand (AWC)’s commitment aimed at brightening up the future of Thai needy female students through education.

AWC collaborated with EDF Foundation in 2012. Since its partnership in 2012 until the current year, 2020, there are total 3,271 scholarships worth 19,032,000 baht provided to Thai female needy students around the country.

Established in 1987 and registered as a charitable organization No. 255 under the laws of Thailand, the EDF Foundation from 1988-2019 provided 382,048 scholarships worth 658,164,049 million baht to students in some 5,640 schools around Thailand.

For its commitment to help the less fortunate children especially on education in Thailand for 32 years, the EDF Foundation received several recognitions, including 5 Star rating award for its Good Governance &Transparency and Financial Efficiency from Giving Back Association in 2016, Thailand NGO Awards 2012 for large organization category from the Rockefeller Foundation, Kenan Institute Asia and the Resource Alliance, Thai Morality Award from Association of the Union of the Disabled of Thailand in 2014 and Golden Kalapapruek Award from Khon Kaen University in recognition of the foundation’s continuous development of scholarship programs and educational development projects in 2013.

Individuals or organizations, that wish to support educational scholarships to needy students or organize CSR activities with the EDF Foundation, can phone 02 579 9209-11, email: public@edfthai.org or click www.edfthai.org for directly online donation.


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