Mon Saeng Dao Ecological School

Monsaengdao Ecological School is an education centre integrating nature studies and agriculture for girls from ethnic minorities in northern Thailand. The school was established to provide education in a supportive and healing environment for girls at risk of human trafficking and other forms of abuse. Each year, up to 30 high school-aged girls receive free education and accommodation at the school.

Students and staff of the Mon Saeng Dao ecological school

The staff and students at the Monsaengdao Ecological School do not have access to clean water for drinking and cooking. While they have access to a reliable and plentiful supply of water from a bore, the water is muddy and has an unpleasant taste due to the elements it contains. The original water system at the school included a filtration system that has broken down and it would be too expensive to repair as it requires people with technical expertise.

Muddy water on tap at Monsaengdao

Muddy water on tap at Monsaengdao

The Sustainable Communities Foundation (SCF) works in Northern Thailand building water supply and low technology water systems that can be easily maintained. Members of the Foundation have been to the Monsaengdao school and have developed a project proposal to build a low cost, low tech, easy to maintain filtration system. The challenge now is to raise the $5,000 needed for materials to build the system.

The SCF is made up of volunteers and all funds that it receives go entirely into the projects it does. Over the past six years the foundation has successfully completed water projects in Huai Wad, Pong Hai, Huai Lue, San Klang, Na To Learning Centre and Wiang Klang.

You can be a part of this project by making a tax deductible donation through the foundation's partner, the Global Development Group. Tax deductible donations can be sent or transferred by: 

  • Cheque payable to Global Development Group, Project Number J684N. Post to 56 Goorari St. Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113; or
  • Credit card (Master Card, Visa, American Express, Diners) through phone(+61 7 3341 6475) or website - ; or
  • Direct deposit/internet banking into:
    Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    Account Name: Global Development Group
    BSB: 064 118
    Account No. 10200094

US donors can use credit cards online at or by contacting Paula Armstrong by email at or phoning (423) 338 2277

Students growing their own vegetables Monsaengdao

Monsaengdao Ecological School

Students in traditional dress receiving their cerificates

Tax deductible receipts for gifts over $2 with a preference for J684N Northern Thailand Village Water Projects’, Thailand will be issued by Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian AusAID approved NGO carrying out quality humanitarian aid and development projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions.