We are continuing to pursue our expansion plans which, over the next several decades, will allow many thousands of girls to live a better life. Now, more than ever, your support is needed to complete the phases of expansion, which will take the school to an enrollment of 1500 students
A United Nations study indicated that the single biggest factor, by far, in reducing the rate of death worldwide among children younger than five is greater education for women.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said in its 2016 “State of World Population” report, “Countries cannot end poverty if girls are unable to make a safe and healthy transition from adolescence to adulthood and become productive members of their communities and nations,”
The UNFPA report focused on the world’s 60 million 10-year-old girls, noting that the educational and other opportunities available to pre-adolescent girls and the “flurry of life-changing events” on their horizon will go a long way in determining many developing countries’ prospects.
Dhammajarinee never gives up on its mission of providing a safe, healthy, protected and progressive environment for girls who may have been victims of violence or abuse.
To accommodate the expanding number of students, fundraising efforts are underway to complete two new buildings already under construction: a 4 story Classroom Building and a new Assembly/Meditation Hall. Please join us in safeguarding the lives and future of more girls by making a donation today.
Experts in Consciousness-Based Education Training came to Thailand from Australia, Holland and the USA to conduct a two-week training course for the teachers at Dhammajarinee School. Dr Ashley Deans, international expert in Consciousness-Based Education, also came to Thailand to share his knowledge and experience with the teachers.
The school director, Acharn Yai, started a supportive, business project to help students gain business experience and earn personal spending money, and in addition support the school. Volunteer high school students skilled in organic gardening are harvesting and selling worm casting and the demand is high.
In January a large group of Dhammajarinee high school students won national first place in Buddhist recitation, an award from the King of Thailand.
As this New Year begins, we want to thank all donors who have generously supported our efforts over the last year to expand and develop Dhammajarinee further.
As a donor you are wise to recognize the far-reaching effects of quality primary and secondary education for young girls lacking opportunity. Women with more education tend to make better decisions throughout their lives, especially concerning many health, family and quality of life factors.
A recent study indicated that the single biggest factor, by far, in reducing the rate of death worldwide among children younger than five is greater education for women.
We are continuing to pursue our expansion plans which, over the next several decades, will allow many thousands of girls to attend.
Read here about the latest happenings at Dhammajarinee Witthaya School.