In order to groom the younger generation to inherit the responsibilities of their own community, child-centred learning, life skills development and the principles of Princess Srinagarindra became the core values of Doi Tung educational development programmes. Most school children in the eight schools in Doi Tung speak their own dialects, so it became a priority to teach them the Thai language to improve their communication skills and enhance their opportunities for further studies as well as day-to-day life.
In addition to basic academic skills, the Project also looked into embedding deeper holistic values such as discipline and responsibility, creativity, innovation, and self-learning to meet the demand of today’s fast changing world and to empower them to help themselves. The Montessori Method, project-based learning, and hands-on vocational training that are adapted to the local context and integrated into the Project’s social enterprises are practiced.
DTDP also grants a number of scholarships up to university level. Along with academic and creative skills, MFLF believes that the students will become responsible, conscientious and independent citizens who can lead their community to sustainability.