Yaowawit School is a public-private homestay school for children from underprivileged families, located in the rainforest of Phang Nga Province, 135km from Phuket. Founded by the “Children’s World Academy Foundation” registered in Germany and Thailand, the school was inaugurated with the blessing of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in April 2006. The goal of this non-profit organisation is to help children reach their full potential Thus enabling them to break out of the cycle of poverty by providing them with a quality education.
The initial purpose was to come to the aid of children affected by the tsunami, howewer, with the school’s expansion the opportunities for all underprivileged children in education and society grew.
The majority of financial support comes from both charity and business organizations in Germany and other European countries.
The students attending the Yaowawit boarding school mostly come from the provinces of PhangNga, Surathani, Krabi, Phuket and Ranong.