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The Mae Sarieng Scholarship

From 2007-2012 PHT administered this 3rd party self-perpetuating fund to enable underprivileged children in Mae Sarieng District, Mae Hong Son Province in Northern Thailand to attend secondary school (7th - 12th grade).  The fund was established to reduce poverty and improve health through education.  PHTs focus to prevent human trafficking and eliminate the exploitation of the weakest segments of our society goes hand-in-hand with the objective of this scholarship fund.   

More than a third of the people in Mae Sarieng District live in poverty and nearly half of the population is illiterate.  The mountainous region which borders Myanmar, is a rural and very poor region in Thailand. The population is a blend of Northern Thais, hill tribe minorities such as the Karen and Hmong groups, and refugees from Myanmar.