Dr Sarawut Rachasrimuang, National Director of World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) and Mr Suchit Chompoowong, Director of Buriram Primary Educational Service Area Office 3, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to express a convergent effort in education quality development for schools in Non Din Daeng, Lahan Sai and Pakham districts, Buriram province, under an initiative called ‘Accelerated Literacy for Life Quality Project’, aiming to enhance the quality of teachers and learners alike to meet the educational standard, to build education development network and to improve instructional media, teacher’s guidance and teaching and learning materials in child care centres and schools in WVFT’s implementing areas. The focus is to promote preparedness among children from early childhood to primary education level to achieve literacy and numeracy skills.
Dr Sarawut Rachasrimuang, WVFT National Director said, “Education quality development for children, especially for those in remote areas, needs multi-sector collaboration. Integrated coalition from all partners, including teachers, educational institute administrators, parents, community and local government agencies, is essential. This MoU does not only solve illiteracy crisis among students, but also promotes education quality for Thai children, especially those who live far out on the Thailand-Cambodia border here, to ensure their improved life quality.”
Accelerated Literacy for Life Quality Project is an education development project initiated by WVFT for over 10 years to solve illiteracy problem among children, especially in early childhood when child learning begins, from kindergarten to primary education level. The project first implemented in Dong Luang district, Mukdahan province, where WVFT carried out Child Sponsorship Project. WVFT has recently adapted the project for a curriculum which includes lessons, exercises, instructional materials and teacher’s guide and has been certified by Ministry of Education to incorporate into the schools’ lessons.