Multi-Lingual Education Programme

Multi-Lingual Education Programme

Project Details

Project:Multi-Lingual Education
Location:Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai,
Sponsorship Started:2017
Duration:September 2017 - ongoing
Budget: €55.130 ($59.845)
Total Beneficiaries:580
 students and teachers in 4 schools

Summary

The Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL) supports the educational development of ethnic children in Thailand. They work with schools in remote villages in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces where minority children face huge difficulties due to a language gap between their local language and the Thai language used at school. FAL offers a specifically designed language programme targeted to improve the language skills of ethnic children. The ultimate goal is that these students will understand lessons in Thai and preserve their ethnic identity.

This project supports these programmes at four schools – two in Chiang Rai province, and two in Chiang Mai province – by providing a topup to the small salaries for the 19+ local teachers, and the costs for effective monitoring and support for 2 of the schools. The cost for monitoring and support for other 2 schools is funded by FAL.

The ultimate aim of the programme is to have the Local Teachers funded by the Ministry of Education. In the last 2 years significant progress has been made with an Act of Parliament to tackle issues that obstruct the success of the programme.

Background

Schools in Thailand’s border regions have many students from several ethnic groups, such as Karen, Hmong, Mien, Akha, Lahu, Mon, Khmer and Malay. These children grow up speaking their local or ethnic language in their families and communities but then go to Thai schools where the instructional language is in Thai. This puts them at a disadvantage and many fall behind their peers at a young age.

The language barrier creates differences in educational outcomes, and thus, impacts the futures of so many ethnic minority students.

This is where FAL comes in. Both the teachers in the Thai schools, and the staff at FAL, recognised that the ethnic minority students were motivated and able to learn, but only needed a programme that appreciated the challenges of the language gap and the importance of their local language and culture. Their programme responds to this dual need.

When these students begin their education, FAL provides an assistant instructor from the local community who can provide lessons in their local language, while also helping teach them Thai. This helps bridge the language gap and keeps a diverse group of students progressing in at the same level. Gradually and over time, the need of the assistant local teacher’s decreases, and the ethnic students will have maintained their local language, built a solid educational foundation and will be able to continue their education in the Thai language without the need for assistance.

Goals and Results

With this project we strive to support the education of disadvantaged children from ethnic minority groups in Thailand, to preserve, respect and develop the local language and culture and to develop speaking, reading and writing skills in Thai.

Sponsors

  • Brodtbeck Foundation | 2022-23 | 12.500 CHF
  • Stichting Onderwijs Steunfonds (SOS NL) | 2022-23 | €25.000
  • Stephen Witt | 2022-23 | 100.000 THB
  • Simon Bradshaw | 2022-23 | 30.000 THB
  • Anny Benoist-Grenouillon | 2022-23 | €1.050
  • Butterfly Talks | 2022-23 | €1.074
  • Stenden University Fundraiser | 2022-23 | €265
  • Howie Katz | 2022-23 | $237,50 USD
  • APIS Fundraiser | 2022-23 | 2.000 THB
  • Ban Adri – SWZOA| 2021-22 | 650.000 THB
  • Brodtbeck Foundation | 2021-22 | 12.500 CHF
  • Anonymous | 2021-22 | €9.720,85
  • Brodtbeck Foundation | 2020-21 | 37.544,25 CHF
  • Sam Savarat Chawla, Starwork | 2020-21 | 29.393 THB
  • Brodtbeck Foundation | 2019-20 | 22.125 CHF
  • Heeren van Sminia | 2017-18 | €19.616

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𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗟 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗚 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗡 𝗜𝗡 𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗢𝗧𝗘 𝗩𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗦 📖🏫

Ban Soblan School and Ban Kun Mae Tuen Noi School are in very remote and impoverished areas in northern Thailand. Ban Soblan School needed bookshelves and books for their library for primary school students, as well as stationery and sports equipment. Ban Kun Mae Tuen Noi School also requested stationery.

The British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy (BCTFN) stepped in to cover the costs, and we could deliver all items just in time for the start of the first semester.

With their donation of THB 45.000, the BCTFN has made a huge difference to 360 students with items that are so common to us, but almost a luxury for the children in these remote village communities.

𝗔 𝗯𝗶𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗖𝗧𝗙𝗡!

#fal #booksdonation #bctfn #supportruralschool #DonationForChange #sponsoring
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𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗟 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗚 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗡 𝗜𝗡 𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗢𝗧𝗘 𝗩𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗦 📖🏫
Ban Soblan School and Ban Kun Mae Tuen Noi School are in very remote and impoverished areas in northern Thailand. Ban Soblan School needed bookshelves and books for their library for primary school students, as well as stationery and sports equipment. Ban Kun Mae Tuen Noi School also requested stationery. 
The British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy (BCTFN) stepped in to cover the costs, and we could deliver all items just in time for the start of the first semester. 
With their donation of THB 45.000, the BCTFN has made a huge difference to 360 students with items that are so common to us, but almost a luxury for the children in these remote village communities.
𝗔 𝗯𝗶𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗖𝗧𝗙𝗡!
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𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗢𝗟𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗦 𝗪𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗡 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗞𝗡𝗢𝗪𝗟𝗘𝗗𝗚𝗘

On the eve of the 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱'𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 we would like to ask you to join us in celebrating some of the exceptional and committed women in the Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education Programme that we support.

Our multilingual programme teachers or as we call them “local teachers” are crucial to the Multilingual Education Programme because it would be impossible to teach the students without them. The reason is that local teachers speak the children's mother tongue and help them develop their Thai language skills so they can progress in Thai schools. This project supports the education of underserved children from ethnic groups in Thailand. The goal is to preserve, respect and develop the local language and culture and to develop speaking, reading and writing skills in Thai. This will give them much better chances to pursue further education and, ultimately, get better jobs.

To find more about our partnership with FAL and this programme click here.
philanthropyconnections.org/project/multi-lingual-education-programme/

#IndigeniousPeoplesDay #FAL
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𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗢𝗟𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗦 𝗪𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗡 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗞𝗡𝗢𝗪𝗟𝗘𝗗𝗚𝗘 
On the eve of the 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 we would like to ask you to join us in celebrating some of the exceptional and committed women in the Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education Programme that we support.
Our multilingual programme teachers or as we call them “local teachers” are crucial to the Multilingual Education Programme because it would be impossible to teach the students without them. The reason is that local teachers speak the childrens mother tongue and help them develop their Thai language skills so they can progress in Thai schools. This project supports the education of underserved children from ethnic groups in Thailand. The goal is to preserve, respect and develop the local language and culture and to develop speaking, reading and writing skills in Thai. This will give them much better chances to pursue further education and, ultimately, get better jobs.
To find more about our partnership with FAL and this programme click here.
https://philanthropyconnections.org/project/multi-lingual-education-programme/
#IndigeniousPeoplesDay #FALImage attachmentImage attachment

𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱-𝗠𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝗠𝗧𝗕-𝗠𝗟𝗘)
𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳 | 𝟭𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗖𝗙 🎈📅⏰

Since 2017 PCF has supported the Mother Tongue Based-MultiLingual Education programme in four schools in northern Thailand. So far approximately 2.500 children from underserved ethnic groups have benefited from this project.

The salaries of 19 local teachers are provided to ensure the running of the programme and a better opportunity for these children's further education.

𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳:

Most ethnic children only speak their local language, but the schools teach in Thai. This creates a language gap which puts the children at a disadvantage.

Our new partner, the Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), offers a programme that includes both the native language and Thai, so that the children are not only prepared for further education, but also their ethnic language and culture are respected and preserved .

We are thrilled about this new project because it offers over 450 students opportunities they never had before.
#fal
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𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱-𝗠𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝗠𝗧𝗕-𝗠𝗟𝗘) 
𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳 | 𝟭𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗖𝗙  🎈📅⏰
Since 2017 PCF has supported the Mother Tongue Based-MultiLingual Education programme in four schools in northern Thailand. So far approximately 2.500 children from underserved ethnic groups have benefited from this project.
The salaries of 19 local teachers are provided to ensure the running of the programme and a better opportunity for these childrens further education.
𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳:
Most ethnic children only speak their local language, but the schools teach in Thai. This creates a language gap which puts the children at a disadvantage.
Our new partner, the Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), offers a programme that includes both the native language and Thai, so that the children are not only prepared for further education, but also their ethnic language and culture are respected and preserved .
We are thrilled about this new project because it offers over 450 students opportunities they never had before.
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