Making the difference

The SET Foundation has a very specific aim: to make a positive difference. That difference is between a bright, needy youngster being able to study at school,  vocational college or university, or instead having to labor in the rice paddies, on a Bangkok building site or in some other mundane, dead-end job.


By giving scholarships and other practical support, SET is making the difference for an increasing number of disadvantaged Thai students. We’ve been doing it since 1994. We do it voluntarily, enthusiastically and very cost-effectively.

Nearly 7,000 students have already benefited from our Scholarship Program. Many were supported for up to 12 years, all the way through their studies. Thousands more have benefited from our Student Welfare Program, receiving cash grants to pay for uniform, books, tools, bus fares, lunch or dormitory accommodation.

It costs very little to make a difference but there are many thousands of youngsters in Thailand who are prevented from achieving anything worthwhile at all, simply because of their impoverished backgrounds. Without SET support, many of them face bleak futures and will never reach their full potential. With SET support, thousands have already achieved great things, gaining vocational skills or becoming teachers, doctors, engineers or gaining professional qualifications in many other much-needed fields.

By supporting SET, you can make a positive and immediate difference to the lives of some of these bright and deserving young men and women.