The Montessori Method was introduced at Ban Kha Yaeng Patana School, Doi Tung Development Project, for early childhood education, as a child-centred approach that builds a strong foundation for life-long learning.
“Doi Tung II” (2002-2004) project commenced in Yong Kha, Shan State in Myanmar, marking the first international outreach project for DTDP. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) presented DTDP a label with its logo recognizing that income from Doi Tung products “contributes to the achievement of a drug free world”.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) commemorated the centenary of the birth of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother as the world’s “Great Personality in Public Service.” The Doi Tung Development Project achieved financial self-sustainability, with profits from its social enterprises being used to cover operational costs and additional social development programs
Education development began at Ban Kha Yaeng Patana School, Doi Tung Development Project, with the introduction of Constructionism into the curriculum whereby children “learn by doing” and “learn by making”.
His Majesty the King accepted the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under his Royal Patronage after the passing of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother in 1995.