Funds Isaan Media
March 2014: First Fund Isaan students graduate!
21 students supported through Fund Isaan scholarships have graduated this year! Read our report and see for yourself how we, with the help of our sponsors, have made an impact into these students' lives.
October 2013: Fund Isaan renews and installs 3 computer classes!
Fund Isaan, with the help of ASML Foundation, installed 3 new computer classes. Read all about it in our report!
30/10/2013
Fund Isaan Facebook
Fund Isaan is now on Facebook! Check out our current activities and news on our page "Fund Isaan".
May 2012: Fund Isaan signs donation agreements
Thanks to the support of our new partners 3 AMB and ASML foundation Fund Isaan can expand its activities
Fund Isaan volunteers on you tube !
On a volunteer trip to Thailand, Klaas Vandeweerdt gives a tour of one of the schools that received free computers from Fund Isaan. Click on the title to see the video.
July 2012: Three additional computer classes.
In July 2012 three additional computer classes will be installed, bringing the total number of classes to 13, furthermore two existing classes will be completely renewed. This way over 6500 children will have access to internet
Fund Isaan volunteers teach English
Volunteers of fund Isaan are working closely together with local teachers to improve the teaching of English. Read all about their adventures under the section volunteers of this website
The King Baudouin Foundation
Don't know the King Baudouin Foundation? Have a look.
Fund Isaan on global TV
In July 2008 our project featured in a global CNBC documentary . Click on the title to see the result.
 

Fund Isaan is a Non Profit organization for the betterment of the education of children in the Isaan region of Thailand. We are officially recognized as a foundation under Thai law and are managed by the King Baudouin Foundation in Belgium.

Through our various projects we aim at providing children in the North East of Thailand a better education.

  1. We provide non-repayable scholarships to children with high intellectual potential but limited financial means;

  2. We set up and maintain computer classes in different schools in the region.

  3. We send carefully selected and well prepared volunteers to the region to help local teachers and schools, raising the level of the English language courses;

  4. We teach English and Computer classes in our own office in Prasat, Thailand;

  5. We organize English camps in the Isaan region to motivate both teachers and students to study the English language.



Why Isaan?

Isaan, in the North East, is the poorest region in Thailand. 70% of the population is classified as poor.

Agriculture in the region is extremely problematic. The climate is prone to drought, while during the rainy season the flat terrain is prone to flooding.

The public infrastructure and services are basic, roads leading to villages are in poor condition and often not paved. Public water supply is only available in big cities.




Consequences

There are numerious consequences of poverty for the local population, including: debts, lack of education, failed crops leading to famine, migration to big cities such as Bangkok, insufficient public health services, ...
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