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GOALS AND PURPOSES of Legacy Foundation

Legacy Foundation seeks to sponsor and support educational, cultural and social service projects that raise the quality of life of the poor and underprivileged in Thailand and surrounding countries without discrimination. The main project of Legacy Foundation at this time is the Legacy Institute Training Center in Tambol Mae Sa, Ampher Mae Rim, Chiang Mai.


FUNDING

The majority of funding comes primarily from donors in Thailand, America, Europe, Australia and Canada.


PURPOSE of Legacy Institute Training Center

Founded to provide education to the poor and underprivileged hill tribes from the mountains and border areas of Thailand as well as neighboring countries. The overall goal is to teach young people to lead ethical and moral lives and learn leadership skills and the principles of giving and serving among their own people.


SELECTION OF TRAINEES

Our trainees come from underprivileged youth between the ages of 18-25 who come from poor families who cannot afford to pay for further education for their children. They study for three years. Currently, our trainees come from the Kachin, Karen, and Lahu tribes. Legacy Foundation does not discriminate as to religion in the selection process – and trainees are free to maintain their own personal religious convictions.


MORAL AND ETHICAL STANDARDS

LEGACY FOUNDATION MAINTAINS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF MORAL AND ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR VOLUNTEER TEACHING STAFF AND STUDENTS. STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT TO BE MORAL AND LAW - ABIDING CITIZENS OF THEIR COUNTRIES. NO ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE IS PERMITTED. SEXUAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TRAINEES IS NOT PERMITTED. NO POLITICAL ACTIVITY OF ANY KIND IS PERMITTED.


TUITION

Trainees pay no tuition. They receive 100% scholarships from Legacy Foundation. This covers food, housing, uniforms, educational supplies and medical attention. After graduation, trainees are encouraged to return to their home villages and volunteer to teach among their own people.


COURSE OF STUDIES

Many different courses (all taught in English language) are offered such as:  English, Computers, Music and Chorale, Vocational Organic Gardening, Bible, Health and Hygiene, Public Speaking, and Sports. The educational program lasts 3 years. During the 3rd year each student is also given training in “How to Teach”. (See our Courses page for a full list of current classes)

 

SCHEDULE

The school year begins in mid-June, and graduation is in the beginning of March.  The exact schedule is usually coordinated around a three-week semester break during the Feast of Tabernacles.


VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS

Instructors are recruited from USA, Canada, Australia and other English speaking nations. Instructors volunteer to teach for at least one year without salary. Each must have completed one higher degree (Vocational Degree, Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Masters Degree or higher). One native Thai teacher is employed to teach Thai language to volunteer instructors and students.


ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE LEGACY FOUNDATION

The following make periodic visits to Thailand and donate their time, help and resources to develop curriculum and class projects:

Herbert W. Vierra, Management and Systems Analysis
Dr. Jon Karlik, Environmental Science
Dr. David Hathaway, Horticulture
Dr. Sam Vierra, Music
Vince Szymkowiak, M.A. Biblical Studies
H.H. Prince Sidi Chedly Saheb-Ettaba Sharif, Media and Performing Arts


EMPLOYEES

Legacy Foundation currently employs 9 Thai employees and 2 Americans. All other western administrators volunteer their time.

 

 

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