DNPF Newsletter

An update on our activities to our partners and all those interested in our work.

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Who We Are

The Dek Noi Pattana (DNPF) was established in November 2017 to support early childhood development (ECD) in Thailand.  DNPF believes that all Thai children should benefit from a high quality ECD program and that realizing such a vision is critical to Thailand moving from a middle to a high-income country. 

The primary focus of the DNPF’s work is to help enhance the training and support provided to ECD teachers and caretakers, mobilize the support of parents and local government officials, and help the development centers become high-quality early learning centers.  It is doing so by developing and implementing in some of the poorest regions of Thailand pilot projects for training, coaching and mentoring teachers in high-quality ECD that, in general, have shown excellent results.  DNPF is then encouraging local authorities and other stakeholders to replicate and scale up such projects for the eventual benefit of all the 19,000 ECD centers in Thailand.  DNPF is also endeavoring to increase national awareness of the value of high quality ECD programs.

Vision Mission and Values of Dek Noi Pattana

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

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.

Pilot Project

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.  For more details, please see Progress Reports.

Objectives:

  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.

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.

 

OUR DONORS

Ch. Karnchang PLC

JFK Foundation of Thailand

Thailand Collaboration For Change

KhonThai Foundation

The Ton Poh Fund

Plus Individual Donors

Board of Directors

Khun Ian Porter

Chair (former Country Director, World Bank)
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 Omporn Lulitananda Regel

Vice-Chair (former Senior Education Specialist, World Bank)

Khunying Kasama Varavarn

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

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

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

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

Management Committee

Khun Ian Porter

Chair (former Country Director, World Bank)
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 Omporn Lulitananda Regel

Vice-Chair (former Senior Education Specialist, World Bank)

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

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

Ajarn Kanoung Saikaew

An Early Childhood Development Expert, DNPF’s Chief Technical Advisor, and formerly with the Surindhra Rajabhat University.

Khun Anuje Sirikit

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

 

Founders

Khun Supakit Simuan

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

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 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 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