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: €61.432 ($66,213)
Total Beneficiaries:20 and 1044
 teachers and students 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

  • BNNVARA | 2023-24 | €2.500 THB
  • Brodtbeck Foundation | 2023-24 | CHF12.500
  • Christine Peter | 2023-24 | 109.265 THB
  • LEGO Employees Anniversary Grant | 2023-24 | 138.606 THB
  • Robin & Maaike | 2023-24 | €4000
  • Stichting Ochtendstond | 2023-24 | €28.092 THB
  • Tony Mann | 2023-24 | 162.213 THB
  • Ami Utji and Jorn Veenstra | 2022-23 | 5.659,89 USD
  • Anny Benoist-Grenouillon | 2022-23 | €1.050
  • APIS Fundraiser | 2022-23 | 2.000 THB
  • Brodtbeck Foundation | 2022-23 | 12.500 CHF
  • Butterfly Talks | 2022-23 | €1.074
  • Howie Katz | 2022-23 | $237,50 USD
  • Simon Bradshaw | 2022-23 | 30.000 THB
  • Stenden University Fundraiser | 2022-23 | €265
  • Stephen Witt | 2022-23 | 100.000 THB
  • Stichting Onderwijs Steunfonds (SOS NL) | 2022-23 | €25.000
  • Anonymous | 2021-22 | €9.720,85
  • Ban Adri – SWZOA| 2021-22 | 650.000 THB
  • Brodtbeck Foundation | 2021-22 | 12.500 CHF
  • 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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On January 23-26, 2024, our partner, the Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), conducted a follow-up visit at Baan Hui Han School, and Baan Ruk Phandin School in Chiang Rai Province, two of the 4 schools we support.

These follow-up visits are an important part of maintaining the programme, and enhance understanding of the implementation of multilingual/bilingual teaching methods, using the mother tongue as the foundation for administrators, faculty members, and stakeholders. Without this programme, many indigenous children in remote ethnic communities struggle with language barriers in schools, severely limiting their opportunities as adults.

Thanks to Christine Peter, Anthony Mann, Robin, and Maaike, along with the generous support from Stichting Ochtendstond, LEGO Employees' Anniversary Grant, Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, and our valued sponsor, BNNVARA. Your contribution has significantly enhanced the lives of these students.

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On January 23-26, 2024, our partner, the Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), conducted a follow-up visit at Baan Hui Han School, and Baan Ruk Phandin School in Chiang Rai Province, two of the 4 schools we support.
These follow-up visits are an important part of maintaining the programme, and enhance understanding of the implementation of multilingual/bilingual teaching methods, using the mother tongue as the foundation for administrators, faculty members, and stakeholders. Without this programme, many indigenous children in remote ethnic communities struggle with language barriers in schools, severely limiting their opportunities as adults.
Thanks to Christine Peter, Anthony Mann, Robin, and Maaike, along with the generous support from Stichting Ochtendstond, LEGO Employees Anniversary Grant, Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, and our valued sponsor, BNNVARA. Your contribution has significantly enhanced the lives of these students.
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Through initiatives by our partners such as Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC), Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), Friends Without Borders (FWB), Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organisation (KAKO), Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC), Lahu Women Organization (LWO), and Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG), we aim to bring about positive changes in the lives of these unsung heroes and, through them, in the lives of the thousands of children they teach with enthusiasm and care.

Visit our website: philanthropyconnections.org/project_type/education/ to learn more about the impactful projects we've undertaken to enhance education and support our teachers. Your continued support fuels our mission to create a brighter and more equitable future through education.

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On this special day, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the committed educators, who are shaping the future of children, not only within our borders but also across the globe.
Philanthropy Connections is delighted to support educational projects that empower and uplift more than 200 teachers across Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Through initiatives by our partners such as Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC), Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), Friends Without Borders (FWB), Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organisation (KAKO), Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC), Lahu Women Organization (LWO), and Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG), we aim to bring about positive changes in the lives of these unsung heroes and, through them, in the lives of the thousands of children they teach with enthusiasm and care.
Visit our website: https://philanthropyconnections.org/project_type/education/ to learn more about the impactful projects weve undertaken to enhance education and support our teachers. Your continued support fuels our mission to create a brighter and more equitable future through education.
#NationalTeachersDay  #EducationForAll

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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed – whether through financial contributions or by sharing our posts - it is hugely appreciated. 
Lets continue making positive waves and creating a brighter future together! 
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