Teachers for Thailand
Every child has the right to an education, which is why Mundo Exchange is proud to support Kamplafanatawee – a small school dedicated to providing education to almost 100 village children so they can have the chance to escape the cycle of poverty.
Education in Rural Thailand
How much funding a school receives depends on how many students they have, and with the overall population rate of students is (and is projected to continue) dropping, village schools are being hit the hardest with budget cuts. It is critical that these students have access to education so they can have the same opportunities as their peers from larger cities later on in life.
Every child should have the opportunity to access public education.
Kamplaphanatawee School has just over 90 students, and a very low budget. Many families earn an average of 4,000 baht a month. For an average family of four that’s only only $120USD a month. Since most people in this region work in the agricultural sector they are vulnerable to sudden income fluctuations due to economic or environmental troubles.
The government currently does not provide any financial assistance such as free school buses for students, and without a school near home many of these students would be forced to discontinue their education, thus perpetuating the cycle of poverty.
With Director Kittichai’s dedication and hard work, his student’s have scored higher than most schools in the area on the annual exams in almost every subject!
Our goal is to raise $7,000 annually in order to sponsor three teachers. Two teachers retired the year before, and one more is retiring at the end of this year. In order to maintain high quality education there needs to be at least six teachers (about 20 kids per class).There is no government funding to hire new teachers, and just $7,000 will cover the salary of three teachers for a year at Kamplaphanatawee School.