Bridging
the digital divide

Project Update: Fund Isaan

Fund Isaan is a non-profit organisation that supports the education of children in the Isaan region of Thailand. Managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, the fund focuses on improving education and the support of microeconomic initiatives. To this end, the fund puts volunteers at the disposal of local schools.

Fund Isaan believes IT has become the single most important source of knowledge and the transfer of knowledge, which is the main driver of economic and social progress. In 2016, Close the Gap delivered 183 IT assets to the fund to be installed in schools to prevent regions from being left behind. As a condition for receiving these IT assets, schools have to organise adult education for the villagers of the surrounding communities and to open its doors to other schools in the area.

Fin Isaan is continuously collaborating with Close the Gap, requesting IT equipment for schools. Just last week, Close the Gap shipped 160 IT assets to Bangkok, which will be installed in different schools in the coming weeks.

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