Project Story: Thailand Chiang Mai

In Thailand, literacy rates are fairly high with a 92.9% average literacy rate. The Thai Government mandates nine years of “basic education” and provides free education at public schools until 9th grade. School completion rates in Thailand are also fairly high, with 99% completing primary education, 85% completing lower secondary, and 75% moving to upper secondary school. 

Public schools in Thailand are administered by the government, and the private school sector includes schools run by charitable organizations, for-profit, and fee-paying nonprofit schools. Religious organizations also operate over 300 large elementary and secondary schools throughout the country. 

While education in Thailand is clearly prioritized in policy and development, rural schools in Thailand are often poorly equipped compared to schools in the cities. Budgetary limitations result in lower standards of instruction, building quality, and education accessibility. Many high school students will commute 60 to 80 kilometers to schools in the nearest city to access education. 

This year HumanitarianXP Builders will work to build classrooms to help promote education and provide help to the locals.

Source: UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF