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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"𝗜𝗙 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬 𝗪𝗘 𝗛𝗔𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗝𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗪𝗘 𝗪𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦"

The multilingual programme teachers or “local teachers” are crucial to the Multilingual Education Programme - they speak the children's mother tongue and help them develop their Thai language skills so they can progress in Thai schools.

Currently, we support 19 local teachers in 4 schools teaching almost 543 children from underserved ethnic groups in northern Thailand. They are working hard to preserve, respect and develop the local language and culture; and to develop the children's speaking, reading and writing skills in Thai.

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.

𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁?
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#FAL #MTBMLE #EducationForAll #LanguageLearning
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𝗜𝗙 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬 𝗪𝗘 𝗛𝗔𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗝𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗪𝗘 𝗪𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦
The multilingual programme teachers or “local teachers” are crucial to the Multilingual Education Programme - they speak the childrens mother tongue and help them develop their Thai language skills so they can progress in Thai schools.
Currently, we support 19 local teachers in 4 schools teaching almost 543 children from underserved ethnic groups in northern Thailand. They are working hard to preserve, respect and develop the local language and culture; and to develop the childrens speaking, reading and writing skills in Thai.
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.
𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁?
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𝗔 𝗯𝗶𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗶𝗺 𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿!

Pim Van Melick and his company, Asian Translations, generously donate profits from each translation toward the 'Mother Tongue Based - MultiLingual Education' (MTB-MLE) programme.

We support the educational development of ethnic minority children in remote villages in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces. These children face significant challenges due to the language gap between their native tongue and the Thai language used in schools. The 'MTB-MLE' programme improves children's language skills, ensuring they have a better chance at educational success.

Thank you, Pim, for your unwavering support.

#asiantranslation #donation #CSR #fal #MotherTongueEducation
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𝗔 𝗯𝗶𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗶𝗺 𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿!
Pim Van Melick and his company, Asian Translations, generously donate profits from each translation toward the Mother Tongue Based - MultiLingual Education (MTB-MLE) programme.
We support the educational development of ethnic minority children in remote villages in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces. These children face significant challenges due to the language gap between their native tongue and the Thai language used in schools. The MTB-MLE programme improves childrens language skills, ensuring they have a better chance at educational success.
Thank you, Pim, for your unwavering support.
#AsianTranslation #donation #csr #FAL #MotherTongueEducation

𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝟮𝟮𝟭 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀?

UNESCO estimates that 40% of school-aged children lack access to education in a language they understand, risking academic difficulties.

Our partner, the Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), is addressing this issue by supporting the educational development of ethnic children in Thailand. FAL works with schools in remote villages in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces, where minority children struggle due to language gaps between their local dialects and the Thai language used in schools. Their tailored language programmes aim to enhance the language skills of these children, enabling them to understand Thai lessons while preserving their ethnic identities.

You can be part of supporting the Multi-Lingual Education Programme and providing multilingual support, to enhance their educational outcomes and reduce dropout rates among children facing language challenges in schools.

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 >>> philanthropyconnections.org/project/multi-lingual-education-programme/

#FAL #UNESCO #EducationForAll #MultilingualEducation #EducationalEquality #InclusiveEducation
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𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝟮𝟮𝟭 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀? 
UNESCO estimates that 40% of school-aged children lack access to education in a language they understand, risking academic difficulties.
Our partner, the Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), is addressing this issue by supporting the educational development of ethnic children in Thailand. FAL works with schools in remote villages in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces, where minority children struggle due to language gaps between their local dialects and the Thai language used in schools. Their tailored language programmes aim to enhance the language skills of these children, enabling them to understand Thai lessons while preserving their ethnic identities.
You can be part of supporting the Multi-Lingual Education Programme and providing multilingual support, to enhance their educational outcomes and reduce dropout rates among children facing language challenges in schools.
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 >>> https://philanthropyconnections.org/project/multi-lingual-education-programme/
#FAL #UNESCO #EducationForAll #MultilingualEducation #EducationalEquality #InclusiveEducation
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