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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4 reasons why learning English is important for our students.

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

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?

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?

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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