Sponsor An Education Solution

Our education project costs vary depending on geographical locations, local economies and our ability to access private and government grants. 

When a gift is given, we will match it up with our project most currently in need of support.

Reoccuring Sponsorship Options Coming Soon!

For now please

Types of Education Solutions

There is always more than one way to approach a problem. Therefore, RTL Foundation is forever finding new and innovative solutions. We make sure that your donation is placed where it is most needed after careful consideration from our board and advisors.

RTL- Contemporary Teacher Training Programs

Specialised programs are developed to address the specific challenges faced by teachers in impoverished and rural areas.

Build a School

Help us build quality schools in Thailand for rural and impoverished communities, where they are needed most.

Child Education Sponsorship

It takes far more than a $1 a day to educate a child from an impoverished area. That's why our program is designed to put all sponsorship money into our BUCKET OF LOVE!

Food Bank

Support the nutritional needs of children and families in rural communities trying to educate their children on little to no money.

Community Clinic

Help school families to get access to better medical clinics. These clinics will be accessible to families attending schools. This will relieve the financial pressure of family illness while children are studying.

Sponsor A Qualified Teacher

Help schools pay for experienced and qualified teachers and educational leaders. Better paid teachers stay longer, travel further and create better learners.

Project Reporting to Keep You Involved

Funding an entire education project can take some time. Here is what you can expect.

PROJECT PREPARATION

AT THE START

Needs Assessment

Our team assess the current educational status of the area and pinpoint needs using on the ground research by our professional advisors.

WITHIN 6 MONTHS

Solutions Allocated & Budgeted For

By 6 months our project manager will have a clear outline of the solutions needed and they will be budgeted for. In some cases, crisis management will already be in place.

PROJECT PROGRESS

AT THE START

Start Date Announcement

When a project begins, we will make a public announcement via social media and to our donor email lists. These will include detailed videos and pictures.

EACH MONTH

Progress Updates

Regular updates will be emailed and posted on social media for all donors and followers to see. As we have several projects at once, you will get to enjoy everything that is happening on the ground!

PROJECT COMPLETION

AT 12 MONTHS

Data Collection

Final Data analysis will be completed and an impact report will be made available for public release. 

AT 24 MONTHS

Checkup Assessment

Our team will do follow-up reports to asses if projects have continued to be effective and will assess the continuation of the current solution in place.

Proving it on Google Maps

We will map projects here for you to follow as they are launched.

Education Changes Everything

Educating just one child or contributing to the quality of their education creates a positive chain reaction.

Sanitation and Hygiene

Personal hygiene education is one of the most powerful barriers to stopping the spread of diseases that can be carried through water.

Health

It has also been shown that higher levels of educational attainment are associated with better self-assessed health and physical functioning, and lower levels of morbidity and mortality (Albano et al 2007; Ross & Wu 1995)

Education Quality

Better education standards produces better results for students and the wider community. Expectations change, standards naturally lift and the right to learn will become a given and not a privilege children hope for.

Women Empowerment

Knowledge is power. Breaking traditional gender roles is as easy as making it easier for girls to attend school, focus on learning, and arming them with the ability to question the world around them.

Food Security

Food security takes the pressure off the families that are trying to educate their children in poerty. Nutrition is not just important for development, it is important that children do not have to worry whether they will have it or not.

Economic Development

A country's economy becomes more productive as the proportion of educated workers increases since educated workers can more efficiently carry out tasks that require literacy and critical thinking.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, there remain substantial challenges to the quality of education in Thailand:

  • 99% complete primary education, but only 85% complete  lower secondary education.
  • 50% are not taught in the language spoken at home.
  • 12% do not achieve a minimum proficiency level in mathematics at the end of primary.
  • 62% of out of school lower secondary school adolescents are girls.
  • At the end of lower secondary education, only 50% have a minimum proficiency level in reading and only 46% in mathematics.
  • Only 45% of schools have basic sanitation facilities – only 60% have access to basic drinking water.
  • 80 of the poorest complete lower secondary education compared to 100 of the richest.
  • There are 3.9 million adults unable to read a simple sentence
  • A third of students aged 13 to 15 years experienced bullying between 2010 and 2015, and 29% experienced physical violence.

Effects of COVID-19 in Thailand

Access to formal education in rural Thailand can be extremely tough. During the wet season, access to roads can be made difficult due to frequent flooding. To add to this, access to the internet and electricity is exceptionally limited, usually requiring generators and solar power [5]. The COVID-19 pandemic has become another obstacle to education access. Marginalized communities are most notably affected, causing severe disturbances to education systems, potentially causing lasting loss of learning. It is girls and young women who are disproportionately jeopardized by the loss of access to education during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to culturally bound gender roles that see women accept the obligation of family duties [5].

 

5. Smithveja, P., The more you learn, the more you earn: education and poverty alleviation in Thailand, in UN News. 2021, April 10, The United Nations.

Refugees in Thailand

Thailand is a common destination for refugees within South East Asia. As of April 2021, 91,795 refugees from Myanmar reside in the nine temporary shelters run by the Royal Thai Government (RTG) [1], largely as a result of the ongoing conflict in Myanmar due to the military coup [2]. In addition to this number, over 5,000 refugees and asylum-seekers from over 40 countries reside in Thai urban areas, who are not offered government protection. Over 480,000 people are listed as stateless. Most of these stateless people are descendants of ethnic minorities that migrated to Thailand centuries ago, while some are indigenous minorities who reside in isolated rural areas and have never been registered with the government [1].

Refugees and education

On July 5, 2005, the Thai government passed a resolution, which allowed children of both registered and unregistered migrants access to public schools [3]. Despite the government’s inclusion of migrant children, access to public schools has remained an issue. It has been estimated by the United Nations that migrant children represent the largest group of children without access to schools in Thailand, which is estimated to be around 200,000 kids [4]. It is believed that these children are not receiving any form of education, which could potentially disadvantage their future and the future of their families by trapping them into a cycle of poverty.

 

Effects of COVID-19 in Thailand

Access to formal education in rural Thailand can be extremely tough. During the wet season, access to roads can be made difficult due to frequent flooding. To add to this, access to the internet and electricity is exceptionally limited, usually requiring generators and solar power [5]. The COVID-19 pandemic has become another obstacle to education access. Marginalized communities are most notably affected, causing severe disturbances to education systems, potentially causing lasting loss of learning. It is girls and young women who are disproportionately jeopardized by the loss of access to education during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to culturally bound gender roles that see women accept the obligation of family duties [5].

 

  1. UNHCR. Fact Sheet – Thailand. 2021, March 31 [cited 2021 May 27]; Available from: https://www.unhcr.org/th/wp-content/uploads/sites/91/2021/04/UNHCR-Thailand-Fact-Sheet_31-March-2021.pdf.
  2. Vejpongsa, T. Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks in east. 2021, March 31 [cited 2021 May 27]; Available from: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thailand-denies-sending-fleeing-villagers-back-myanmar-76764229.
  3. Arphattananon, T., Education that Leads to Nowhere: Thailand’s Education Policy for Children of Migrants. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2012. 14(1).
  4. UNESCO. Bridging education systems for migrant children in Thailand and Myanmar. 2019, August 20 [cited 2021 May 27]; Available from: https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/bridging-education-systems-migrant-children-thailand-and-myanmar.
  5. Smithveja, P., The more you learn, the more you earn: education and poverty alleviation in Thailand, in UN News. 2021, April 10, The United Nations.

Yes! Right to Learn Foundation is a registered and legal charity in Thailand. All of our activities must be reported and approved by local government.

A charity in Thailand is called a “foundation”. 

REGISTRATION (ENGLISH)

REGISTRATION (THAI)

Your donations will only be tax deductible if you are donating to our foundation through another registered charity that has tax deduction status. 

Right to Learn Foundation will take 3 years to acquire it’s own tax deduction status through Thailand, as is required by most Asian charities.

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