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Save the Children
Research shows that despite the Education for All (EFA) policy, the majority of migrant children in Thailand are still out of school. Yet there are important success stories from which lessons can be learnt. In the Bang Khun Tian district of Bangkok, local government, schools and civil society have been working together to enrol migrant children in Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) schools and ensure they learn.
What has emerged is an innovative model that has successfully engaged migrant communities, schools and local policy makers in the pursuit of realizing Thailand’s EFA policy for disadvantaged and marginalized migrant children in the Bang Khun Tian District. The Foundation for Rural Youth’s (FRY) Bang Khun Tian model offers a valuable case study from which lessons learnt and models of best practice can be used to inform current EFA policy dialogue to strengthen EFA implementation for migrant children across the country.