The Araya Foundation is dedicated to the charitable goal of helping to ensure that the learning needs of all young people and adults are met through equitable access to appropriate learning and life skills programs. We seek to identify a mode of education that would serve the learning and working needs of youth and adults particularly in rural, agrarian communities where the lack of formal and advanced education are most apparent. Due to the personal biography of the founder of Araya Foundation, Dr. Duen Marti, the foundation has decided to focus its activities in Thailand.

We are currently working on helping the Wat Pracha Kasem School relocate to the Nam Sum Village. A new classroom building was completed in October 2010. The students and teachers moved into the new facilities at the end of October 2010. November 2011 we started a volunteer teachers' program helping to provide the students and teachers of the Nam Sum school with the opportunity of learning the English language from native speakers.

Starting in July 2012,  5 other public primary schools in the region will join our volunteer
English teachers' program.  There will be three volunteer teachers working with us then.

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