About TWA

Over the past two decades, the Tai Wisdom Association (TWA) has been at the forefront of promoting children’s literacy in Thailand. Established in 1998 with support from international entities such as the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Ecoles sans Frontieres, TWA has dedicated itself to enhancing children’s reading skills. They have successfully transformed attitudes and awareness toward reading in a nation that previously had little tradition of children’s literature, while also making books accessible to hundreds of thousands of young readers. 

TWA has played a pivotal role in enabling numerous organizations to participate in this cultural transformation through a range of project designs. Additionally, TWA has provided comprehensive training for caregivers and teachers, along with advisory services for educators, local government, and policymakers.

From its inception, TWA has directed its efforts toward early childhood education, offering well-crafted reading programs for preschoolers, establishing family libraries,  provide support todaycare centers and state-run schools. 

As time progressed, TWA expanded its scope to actively address literacy challenges faced by educators and schools, particularly in rural areas. They focus on supporting small schools grappling with inadequate reading skills among rural children, given the widespread prevalence of reading difficulties in Thailand. 

Currently, TWA is deeply involved in aiding small schools situated in rural communities to combat reading problems, providing training sessions, technical assistance, and sourcing quality reading materials to foster a passion for reading and improve literacy among children. TWA staunchly believes in and continues to pursue various approaches and reading activities to ensure the educational and lifelong success of Thai children.

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