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 the school's founding by Buddhist nuns in 1993, enrollment has expanded to about 1000 students - kindergarten to grade 12.

Poverty, human trafficking, and child prostitution are serious problems in Thailand.  This wonderful school gives girls the opportunity of 12 years of free education and protection from exploitation, early pregnancy and lifelong struggle.  In addition the school provides 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.  95% of graduates attend college.
  • Job skills training and apprenticeship opportunities are arranged for students who do not plan to attend university.
  • 21st-century skills, including ICT, coding, robotics, and AI.
  • Teaching of Buddhist precepts, an integral part of Thai culture, by the dedicated nuns.  Thailand is 93% Buddhist, and while most students are Buddhist, the school accepts and has many students from all faiths, with Buddhist studies being optional for non-Buddhist students. 
  • 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.Classroomnew
  • Quality, nourishing food, some of which is grown organically on school property by the nuns, teachers and students.
  • 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.




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The Special Impact of Expanding this School

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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 1000 students practicing the TM-Sidhi program 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-economic 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 over 1,000 students at the school—food, clothing, education, medical care, and all personal expenses.

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Sponsor a Student For only $79/ month (tax deductible), you can both fund a girl's education--thereby changing her destiny--AND support a member of a Peace-Creating community for Thailand. You can arrange this through a PayPal account. If you do not already have one, it is easy to set up and manage as needed. Just enter the amount per month you wish to donate, click on the Donate button, and follow the prompts!

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