Project L.I.F.E. Foundation

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


How we came about

"Moo Baan Dek is a living alternative education and a community. Its environment is arranged to help poor children from even the most difficult backgrounds to learn to love themselves and society. The children learn from nature and their immediate environment. They grow up in a warm and loving atmosphere in which they find understanding and freedom plentiful. Their learning can take place at any corner of this natural school, 70% of which is covered with cultivable land and forest, and is not confined to small classrooms. The school's underlying philosophy is very close to that of A.S. Neill's Summerhill School in England, although Buddhist elements are incorporated. At Moo Baan Dek, children can choose whether or not to attend class or any activities. Most major decision making is collectively made through the School Council meeting, which takes place on Friday afternoons. The school is privately run on donation from individuals in Thailand through the Foundation for Children. We provide everything basics free of charge for these poor children."