Foundation for the Education of Rural Children FERC

With the funds raised at “Sweet Charities”, private donations and contributions made through Give2Asia, FERC contributed scholarships to 97 Thai and ethnic hill tribe children at a specially organized Scholarship Awards Day. FERC honored the children while the Department of Education honored the foundation, its board and donors with a Certificate of Excellence … (full long text Projects 2008).

Board; Archives; Your Help; Donate; Holiday Party; Awards: 2007; 2008; 2009;
Address: FERC, Marc Dumur, Chairman11/1 Soi 13, Praprokklao Road, T.Sriphoom, A.Muang, Chiang Mai, 50300, Thailand;

History: The Early Years: 1999-2000: The Foundation dates its origin to the summer of 1999 when several American women living in Chiangmai, Thailand, learned the Viengping Children’s Home desperately needed a vehicle. 

The Viengping Children’s Home was the first orphanage in Thailand to introduce a foster parent program where children live with families while awaiting adoption. The vehicle was needed to periodically visit the 80 children in the foster homes.

To raise funds, a gala garden party and dinner was organized, and with the proceeds a vehicle was purchased for The Viengping Children’s Home.

The response was so overwhelming that the organizers decided to make it an annual affair. A second gala was held in 2000 for the purpose of building a weekend school in Ban Maejong. The process of becoming a Thai Foundation was begun. This proved a lengthy procedure as many regulations had to be met.

2001: … //

… In 2003 we expanded the Board to include a larger number of people whom it is anticipated will be of real benefit as FERC grows. Our current distribution by nationality includes three Thais, four Americans, one Swiss, one Malaysian and one Dutch. All Board members serve without compensation and we have no administrative expenses. We are currently in the process of applying for a 501c3 status in the United States. This means that all contributors who file U.S income tax returns can now claim an exemption for contributions to FERC.

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