The Dulabhatorn Foundation
Chiang Mai - Thailand
The Dulabhatorn Foundation helps poor children and young people become educated responsible citizens, by helping to assure access to educational facilities through provision of what they need to study: tuition, books, school uniforms shoes, housing, and transport. We have a broad view of 'education.' It can mean school-based study, non-formal education, vocational training, or experience-sharing among teachers, parents or caretakers. As resources permit, we will support university or teacher-training for poor but promising young people, especially if they intend to teach in remote or deprived areas. Because of our location, we often work with ethno-linguistic minority populations, the so-called 'hill-tribes' of northern Thailand.
1.Help develop a better educated and informed rural population by
Dulabhatorn is a word coined by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. It is pronounced "dtoo-la-pa-torn."
The word derives from three Sanskrit elements which might be translated
as, respectively, "justice" or "equity," "light,"
and "caring." The insignia, a drawing of two children sharing
a book, was created for the foundation by Princess Sirindhorn.
1.Access. Every society in the world is challenged to create and support appropriate education for all its members, including those who are poor and otherwise disadvantaged. An educated society is an absolute requirement for political, economic and social development.
While students in Thailand from affluent families attend luxurious schools with excellent facilities, many children are unable to attend even a local bamboo classroom because they must help their families work, or because they cannot afford shoes, pencils, books or transport. We believe that these gaps need to be narrowed. We are working to provide basic educational opportunities to the poorest children and adolescents. Many of the poorest children in the North belong to ethnic minorities and are therefore further disadvantaged because of the inaccessibility of their home villages, their languages and customs and social discrimination.
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation/Generosity in Action is a qualified US tax-deductible 501(c)3 foundation. Click here for more information
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