Our Vision:

“All Thai children benefit from a high-quality early childhood development program”.

Our Mission

“Pilot innovative projects for teacher training and coaching and engagement of parents and communities that are focused on children’s empowerment”
“Support local authorities and other stakeholders in replicating, scaling up and sustaining such projects across the country’s 19,000 ECD centers”
“Facilitate engagement of and interaction among key stakeholders in ECD at national and local levels to promote sustainability and increase public awareness of its critical importance”

Our Values

· Professional excellence
· Innovative thinking
· Trust and partnership
· Transparency and accountability
· Open communications and teamwork
· Deep respect for local context and customs

Pilot Project

The heart of DNP is to supporting teachers to reach their full potential so they can in turn stimulate quality learning in the little ones..

The activities of the Foundation build on the results of a very successful pilot project for early childhood development carried out in Surin between 2014 and 2018. The objectives of the project were:

  1. Capacity building of teachers and caretakers to implement a high quality integrated early childhood development programme.
  2. Ensuring that the programme helps develop the potential of all children in an integrated manner (physical, intellectual, social and emotional development).
  3. Contributing to the sustainability of the programme by working with all concerned stakeholders (teachers/caretakers, parents/grandparents, education committees and tambon and provincial officials) to enhance their effectiveness in monitoring and managing the centers.

For more details please see the progress reports.

Donraed Early Childhood Development
This project supports the development of children’s life skills through literature at Watchaisria-Ard Early Childhood Learning Center, Donraed subdistrict, Surin, Thailand.

Progress Reports

The reports focus on the progress made with respect to the implementation of the project, the results as reflected in the development of the children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual skills and the allocation of technical and financial resources. It concludes with a brief discussion of the establishment of the Dek Noi Pattana Foundation.

Progress Report 2016-2017

Following successful implementation of the first phase of the early childhood development project at the Watchaisrisa-ard Child Development Center in Tambon Donraed, the project was asked by the Tambon Administration to support the other five development centers in the sub-district to reach and maintain the same quality and impact that was achieved in Watchaisrisa-ard while also ensuring that Watchaisrisa-ard was able to maintain and improve its performance.

Progress Report 2017-2018

The remainder of this report focuses on the progress made between April 2017 and March 2018 with respect to the implementation of the project, the results of the third phase as reflected in the development of the children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual skills and the allocation of technical and financial resources. It concludes with a brief discussion of the establishment of the Dek Noi Pattana Foundation.

Progress Report 2015

In early 2014 a need for basic playground equipment at the Watchaisrisa-ard Early Learning Center in Donraed sub-district, Rattanaburi district of Surin province was identified and financial assistance was sought. With the advice from early childhood learning experts and the support of a former pupil at the Learning Center and a friend of the former pupil who believe strongly in the importance of early childhood education, the initial focus on physical improvements expanded into a larger scale development project.

Strategy and Work Program

The report outlines the Foundation’s organization and management structure and its strategy and working plans drawn from the lessons learned from the pilot project. Updates on following visits and the bi-annual in-service training events will also be inclued in this section.

Strategy and Work Program 2018-2019

This report focuses first on the design, implementation and results of the pilot project in Surin. It then outlines how the Foundation is organized and managed before describing the Foundation’s objectives and work program 2018-19 as well as its technical and financial resources. It concludes with a brief discussion about the importance of ECD for Thailand’s future development.

Founders

Khun Supakit Simuan

Personal Fitness Trainer and Yoga instructor; was born in Donraed, Surin and was the originator of the pilot project

Khun Ian Porter

Development Economist; spent most of his career at the World Bank where his last position was Country Director for SE Asia, based in Bangkok

Khun Parinya Wansuk

Deceased; worked for many years as a driver for foreign families living in Bangkok and most recently for the Porter family

Khun Nitaya Chatnantawej

Resource Management Specialist at the World Bank Office in Sydney; previously worked with the World Bank Office in Bangkok and with the Bangkok offices of other international organizations

Board of Directors

Khun Ian Porter

Development Economist; spent most of his career at the World Bank where his last position was Country Director for SE Asia, based in Bangkok

Khun Tanatat Puttasuwan

Consultant on Financial and Risk Management; previously worked with Population and Development International, a U.S.-based non-profit, as well as with the World Bank

Khunying Kasama Varavarn

Member of the Board of the National Economic and Social Development Council; former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education

Khun Pamornrat Tansanguanwong

Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank; has spent most her career at the World Bank focusing on community development, gender and social inclusion, and peace-building

Khun Aswin Kongsiri

Chairman of the Board, CH. Karnchang Public Co Ltd; has spent most of his career in the Thai private sector including serving as President of the Industrial Finance Corporation of Thailand and serving on the Board of Directors of a number of prominent Thai companies

Management Committee

Khun Ian Porter

Development Economist; spent most of his career at the World Bank where his last position was Country Director for SE Asia, based in Bangkok

Khun Pamornrat Tansanguanwong

Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank; has spent most her career at the World Bank focusing on community development, gender and social inclusion, and peace-building

Khun Omporn Lulitananda Regel

Education Consultant; spent most of her career at the World Bank where her last position was Senior Education Specialist, focusing on research and implementation of projects in early childhood education and other levels of education in East Asian countries

Khun Anuje Sirikit

Education Consultant and Professional Interpreter; previously worked with UNESCO Bangkok as Public Information Officer and as Project Officer, Capacity Development for Education for All in Lao PDR

Khun Tanatat Puttasuwan

Consultant on Financial and Risk Management; previously worked with Population and Development International, a U.S.-based non-profit, as well as with the World Bank

Get In Touch or Visit Us

52/30 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok 10110

Email: info@deknoipattana.org