Congratulations to our new graduate!

We are very pleased to share one more memorable achievement with all our generous founders, donors, and supporters who made it possible for our stateless, nationality-less, marginalized, and vulnerable students to have access to higher education opportunities. We are very grateful for your support! 

Senghom, one of our students who was awarded a full scholarship from 2018 to 2022 has recently completed her degree in Business Administration Program in Business English, from Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna. She is now moving to the next step in her career plan. 

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Our Youth Center’s new program (Chinese Class)

                After the survey among our students on adding a new program (the Chinese class) to our Youth Center curriculum in the previous month, we found that many of them were very interested in it and kept asking for the start of the class. Although there are some limitations and challenges we have to face, whether it’s the difficulty of finding an appropriate volunteer teacher to join our organization which is very hard during the Covid-19 pandemic, or the selection of the suitable with high standard Chinese textbooks among thousands of book where both good and poor contents are presented in the market. Or the obstacle of managing our little space to be fit for one more class as well as rescheduling the learning sessions not to be overlapping with other classes. Those obstacles may delay us for some time but can never stop us from bringing or providing better educational opportunities to our disenfranchised and vulnerable stateless students. As we are always aware that the future of our students is more important and cannot be delayed so we decided to start the Chinese class for them in late February without hesitation even though our readiness is not there. Fortunately, we are able to experience a satisfactory result after finishing the first week of teaching Chinese and we will continue working hard on it in order to provide the best result to the students.  

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Our Youth Center’s new program (Chinese Class)

                After the survey among our students on adding a new program (the Chinese class) to our Youth Center curriculum in the previous month, we found that many of them were very interested in it and kept asking for the start of the class. Although there are some limitations and challenges we have to face, whether it’s the difficulty of finding an appropriate volunteer teacher to join our organization which is very hard during the Covid-19 pandemic, or the selection of the suitable with high standard Chinese textbooks among thousands of book where both good and poor contents are presented in the market. Or the obstacle of managing our little space to be fit for one more class as well as rescheduling the learning sessions not to be overlapping with other classes. Those obstacles may delay us for some time but can never stop us from bringing or providing better educational opportunities to our disenfranchised and vulnerable stateless students. As we are always aware that the future of our students is more important and cannot be delayed so we decided to start the Chinese class for them in late February without hesitation even though our readiness is not there. Fortunately, we are able to experience a satisfactory result after finishing the first week of teaching Chinese and we will continue working hard on it in order to provide the best result to the students.  

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A volunteer English teacher opportunity is now available in Pai, Mae Hong Son!

Kwah Dao is looking for a volunteer to work in our Youth Center in Pai, Mae Hong Son!

Kwah Dao is a registered non-profit organization working to provide educational programs to underprivileged children. This is a great opportunity for someone who loves teaching and would like to spend time in Thailand while giving back to the community and helping others.

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Our Youth Center’s current classes

As English is one of the world’s major languages so we set it as one of our most important programs by providing Elementary and Intermediate English classes to our students. In addition, we expect to provide them with more classes such as Advanced English and TOEFL to ensure that they are competitive with others when they are in high school, university, or in the labor market after their graduation. Apart from the English classes mentioned earlier, we also provide a tutoring class for elementary students who are not good at Math, Science, Social Studies, and Thai. With this tutoring class, we believe that our students are well prepared for the middle school’s entrance exam with more possibility for them to be placed in the king class where they will be surrounded by lots of talented students.

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Visiting of Shan communities on the occasion of Thai National Children’s Day

On the occasion of Thai National Children’s Day, Kwah Dao Foundation has visited Shan communities, Pang Hin or Rock Village, and Kung Mok Kham, to inspect the livelihood of the villagers and donated consumer goods to impoverished families as well as donating school supplies to the children. Pang Hin is a small Shan community located along the Pai River. In the past, Pang Hin villagers were hired to collect rocks from the Pai River. Nowadays, they have turned to different occupations, whether it’s construction work, housekeeping, general laborer, or some of them are still hired to collect rocks in other places of Pai.                  

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Change of Leadership

We are pleased to announce the third time in a row that one of our own graduates will assume a position of leadership for Kwah Dao. Pii was an early graduate of the program, and ran the organization for over a year. She was followed by Bonnie, who graduated 2nd in his class one of …

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Raining season in Pai

A lot of heat and flooding The rainy season is in full swing, at least in theory. In fact, rain remains a rarity this year. When it comes, it crashes over our little town in violent torrents, so that everything near the river is flooded. The flood damage along the Pai River has once again …

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Why do we teach them Thai?

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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