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Why do we teach them Thai?

By Kwah Dao | April 23, 2019

Most of the children that we teach at Kwah Dao are from Shan migrant families. These families have fled civil war and ongoing human rights abuses. The families are not recognised as “refugees” in Thailand so they are denied safe refuge and assistance from international aid agencies. The brunt of this problem is borne by …

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The New Year is off to a great start!

By Kwah Dao | March 29, 2019

2019 began really well! An unexpected donation made at the beginning of the year will enable us  to purchase a long-needed new truck for the school. It will allow us to be more flexible in terms of the logistics for our fundraising events, as well as open the door to more adventurous afternoon activities for the children including small …

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4 reasons why learning English is important for our students.

By Kwah Dao | August 14, 2018

Learning English is so important to the future of our Kwah Dao students. English speaking is fundamental to their pursuit of education, future careers and their inclusion within society. Education All over the world, higher education programmes are written in and taught by using English. Many universities will require the students to sit and pass …

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Where Your Dollars Go

By Kwah Dao | August 10, 2018

You may have wondered where your money actually goes, when you make a donation to Kwah Dao… If you’ve visited one of our open days, you’ll have seen that we teach an average of 45 underprivileged children every Saturday and Sunday. They are taught English, coached in reading both English and Thai and coached in …

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Stateless and stuck: where do people with no country go?

By Kwah Dao | August 4, 2018

At least 10 million people globally are stateless – they don’t belong anywhere. A third of which are children. So where do they go? Thai cave rescue: A backstory of being stateless. It wasn’t the first time that Adul had a need for escape. Adul is one of the 12 young, Wild Boars footballers who …

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Volunteering vs Voluntourism: Whose life am I really changing?

By Kwah Dao | June 21, 2018

So you’re passing through Pai on your gap year in South-East-Asia and hear about Kwah Dao. You’ve always wanted to work with children, and volunteering to teach English would be a great idea. Wouldn’t it? Every year thousands of well-intentioned foreigners travel to Thailand to volunteer. A few days of volunteering has become as popular …

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Join our campaign and help stateless children. Donate today.

By Kwah Dao | June 11, 2018

Donate to our GoFundMe campaign, and help us to equip stateless and vulnerable children with the education and support necessary to improve their lives. What is Stateless? When we are born, we usually acquire a little piece of paper that says we now belong to a particular nationality: either the place in which we arrived …

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Access to education is fundamental to positive world change and development.

By Kwah Dao | June 9, 2018

Through education, we gain knowledge, learn new skills, and continue to build on them. Every time we learn, we get better. When we get better, we present ourselves with new opportunities to bring out our full developmental potential. Having an education prepares an individual to be an empowered, active member of their society. After all, …

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Non-Profit Volunteering Opportunities at Kwah Dao

By Kwah Dao | June 3, 2018

We currently have multiple volunteering positions available with Kwah Dao. We are hoping to fill these openings with inspiring, driven and creative thinkers, who will share our vision for an empowered world of equal opportunities. There are two roles we need help with as soon as possible: EFL Teacher/ Activities Leader Position: Voluntary Duration: 12-week …

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Congratulations Moa! Kwah Dao Student Graduates from University.

By Kwah Dao | May 27, 2018

Join us, as we congratulate one of our hard-working and brilliant students: Moa, upon her graduation from university. Moa has been a part of the Kwah Dao Organization since it was founded in 2000, where she studied at the Rainbow School. Now, she is graduating from Mae Jo University in Chiang Mai, with a degree …

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