DHAMMAJARINEE WITTHAYA SCHOOL
Dhammajarinee Witthaya School (DWS) is the first and only free boarding school for underserved girls in Thailand, administered by Buddhist nuns.
For more than two decades, DWS has provided disadvantaged girls in Thailand, free of charge:
a safe place to live, meals, and medical care
quality, progressive K-12 education with STEM and vocational skills training
stress management programs, meditation, and culturing in traditional values
Without this opportunity, the problems associated with poverty would only continue when these girls grow up and have children of their own.
Dhammajarinee Witthaya School
Changes lives. Orphaned or otherwise disadvantaged Thai boys have traditionally had the option to study at Buddhist monasteries. DWS was the first school to provide a similar opportunity for Thai girls.
Provides safety. Poverty and lack of education have often led disadvantaged Thai girls to dangerous and degrading occupations. Education improves their future opportunities.
Impacts Society. Educating girls has a ripple effect—uplifting families and communities. Please see more on our Impact page.