May 9, 2012

What We Do

Dec2013-MusserNai-ChildrenwFoodToys for Thailand provides support to 52 remote hill tribe village schools located near the Burmese border in Mae Hong Son. Working with school directors and teachers, we identify the most pressing needs and fund projects based on our current budget.

Our ultimate goal is to improve the living conditions and learning environments for the Tribal children housed at these schools. Working in partnership with teachers and the Maehongson Education Development Association, T4T volunteers directly purchase and distribute goods and services to the schools.

T4T has provided approximately $300,000 in resources to tribal schools in Northern Thailand. Resources include rice husking and soy milk machines, agricultural supplies, water systems, solar panels, vocational and instructional tools.

T4T Projects Funded 2007-18

Toys for Thailand donated two industrial Rice Husking machines to schools.

Rice Huskersa source of income for the school and a way to feed the children.

Stud Pigs – used for breeding and fertilizer, a source of income for schools.

Soymilk making machines – provides a protein rich drink for children.

Solar Panels – supply schools with electrical power.

Garden at Huay Pooling School

Garden at Huay Pooling School


Agricultural resources – seeds, gardening tools, stud pigs, chicken, fish and mushroom farms.

T4T has funded many school libraries with language appropriate books.

Language development- books with cartoons and pictures, language DVD’s, flashcards, posters and dictionaries.

Preschool resources – toys, sand box, art materials and teaching media for language skills.

Vocational toolssewing machines, weaving looms, shoe repair and black smith tools, clay-cement brick making shop,  gardening equipment and musical instruments.

Barber and haircutting stations – teach students a vocational skill and give them a source of income.

Computer workstations – an instructional resource to teachers who earn about $200 a month.

Basic Needs – blankets, bedding, mosquito netting, shoes, jackets, clothes, medical supplies and food.

Playgrounds –  School playgrounds provide incentive for children to come to school.










Small World Festival (SWF)

Each year, on December 24th in downtown Mae Hong Son, Toys for Thailand co sponsors a festival that brings together hundreds of hill tribe children and their teachers from remote schools in Meung, Pai, Khun Yuam and Maelanoi districts. At the festival students showcase their cultural traditions and sell their handicraft and agricultural products.

T4T  Scholarships

Dec2014-SWF-Scholarships-TwoKarenGirls T4T scholarship awards allow children to continue in school. Each 1000 baht ($31) scholarship award is used by students throughout the year to purchase necessities such as shoes, clothing, personal items and school supplies. Because the average annual income per family is around 10,000 baht or just over $300 US, most children have little or no money for even the most basic necessities.

Toys for Thailand School Map

Toys for Thailand School Map

Schools in T4T Network

  1. Huay Khan
  2. NongKhaoGlang
  3. Hauysuathao (Old Tiger)
  4. Anuran Maehongson
  5. Ban Maisapae
  6. Ban Pongkan
  7. Ban Kaen Phah
  8. Ban Huay Tong
  9. Romklaopangtong (King)
  10. Saseewittiya
  11. Special Education Center
  12. Ban Sobsoi
  13. Long Khiow (Green)
  14. Rak Thai
    Pai District
  15. KhunsaNai
  16. WiangNua
  17. Nam Plamuang
  18. Area District of Pai
  19. Ban Payang
  20. MaePing
  21. MuengPang
  22. Banmaenaterng
  23. Pang Pag
  24. AnubanPai
  25. San Wan Wit
  26. SobSa
    Pangmapha District
  27. Ban Wanaluang
  28. Lukpakha
  29. Napupom
  30. Pangmapha Center
  31. Ban Yapanae
  32. Huay Hia
  33. Zo Bae
  34. Jabo
  35. Ban Phamon
  36. Ban Maelana
  37. Ban Kudsamsib
  38. Namlin
    Khun Yuam District
  39. Mae-or
  40. Mae U-Ko
  41. Huay Maesurin
  42. Area Schools of KhunYuam (Dara Boss)
  43. Buddhapraset (Bhudda)
  44. Mae U-Ko Luang
  45. Maesape Tai
  46. Maejae
  47. Pantong
  48. Wahno (Wano)
  49. Thahinsom
  50. Tor PaeWittiya
    Maelanoi District
  51. Tai Jong
  52. Mae Sa Riang

Project Handclasp and Childline Foundation 

Over the years, Toys for Thailand has forged powerful partnerships to stretch resources and build a support network for the children and schools we serve. US Navy Project Handclasp and The Childline Foundation are two important partnerships that help us take goods from the US and put them in the hands of hill tribe children.