Dhammajarinee Witthaya School (DWS), Thailand


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young students with teacher newThe Dhammajarinee Witthaya School is a free Buddhist boarding school, serving orphaned, impoverished, and other disadvantaged girls who
would otherwise have no opportunity for a quality education.

Since its founding by Buddhist nuns in 1993, enrollment has expanded to about 400 students. Kindergarden through secondary school levels are now offered.

Poverty, human trafficking, and child prostitution are serious problems in Thailand, and this wonderful school provides a safe haven, along with an extraordinarily effective approach to holistic education, for these at-risk girls.

Holistic, Consciousness-Based Education at DWS

All aspects of the students' growth and development are taken into account:

  • Development of consciousness--the basis for all of the other aspects of life--through the practice of the DWS girls meditat together400xTranscendental Meditation (TM) technique and the more advanced TM-Sidhi program. TM has been well documented to improve academic performance, reduce stress, enhance creativity, and improve health in many, many ways.
  • Standard academic disciplines in preparation for university studies. Job skills training and apprenticeship opportunities are arranged for students who do not plan to attend university.
  • Teaching of Buddhist precepts, an integral part of Thai culture, by the dedicated nuns.
  • Caring for the school environment. Students develop discipline and practical skills working alongside the nuns.
  • Participation in the arts, music, dance, and traditional celebrations.

    Free medical and dental care, complementing the health benefits of TM.Classroomnew
  • Fresh, organic food, much of which is grown on school property by the nuns and the students.
    Students and nuns grow much of their own food.
  • An atmosphere of warmth and love. The nuns appreciate the need to nurture and protect the tender hearts of these children who are either without family or living away from home.


Greatest Current Financial Need

Performing ArtsnewThe DWS has earned an excellent reputation in Thailand, and many more girls want and need to come. Theprimary requirement to accommodate this needed

expansion is funding to complete the new secondary school classroom building. Completion of this building will allow the school to almost double its enrollment to about 800 students.

Funds for the new dormitory that corresponds to this classroom building have already been donated by a major benefactor.

The government of Thailand has provided almost half of the funds for the classroom building ($217,000), and Students and Nuns Grow Foodnewprivate donors have contributed about $120,000--all but the remaining $97,000 needed to complete the building.

The Special Impact of Expanding this School

When large groups of people practice the TM and TM-Sidhi program together, they create a powerful influence of coherence in the surroundings. The bigger the group, the more far-reaching the influence. The expansion of DWS to over 800 students will be enough to uplift and protect the entire country of Thailand.Girls' education is widely regarded as a very powerful leverage point for breaking the cycle of poverty and solving socio-Thailand Mapeconomic problems.Your donation to Dhammajarinee Witthaya School not only changes the destiny of girls fortunate enough to attend. It also changes the destiny of the entire country of Thailand.


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Your tax-deductible gift will support the completion of the new classroom building, so that the school can expand to become a stable Peace-Creating community for Thailand.

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