Traditionally in Thailand little boys who came from very poor families or were orphaned could go in to temples as novice monks and receive an education. This was never the case for girls until the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School decided to do something about the inequality.
Founded by Buddhist nuns the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School is not only the first Buddhist boarding school for girls, it is the only free Buddhist boarding school for girls and young women from all over Thailand who come from poor or broken homes or have been orphaned.
Not only is the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School providing girls with an education, it is providing them with a safe haven and a future. It is well documented that when you educate girls they achieve a higher standard of living as well as enjoying better health. Many girls go back to their villages and improve the quality of life there and ensure the lives of their own children are happy and healthy.
The Dhammajarinee Witthaya School is a private, charitable boarding school administered by the Thai Buddhist nuns of the Thai Nun Institute in Ratchaburi province. The girls are taught how to be good citizens, how to take care of society, patriotism, faith in Buddhism, loyalty to the King, ethic morality, discipline and morality, perfect health, mental and emotional stability, efficiency in performance and sustainable living. The school also teaches the most current academic curriculum and takes in children from kindergarten age to 12th grade.
The girls in the school rise at 4-45 am each day for exercise and domestic duties. They have breakfast at 6-45am and at 7-30 line up in front of the school flag for activities. At 8am they begin morning prayer and medication before school classes start at 9am. At 4pm school is out for the day and an hour is spent in meditation before dinner at 5pm and some personal time is allowed for until 9-30pm when it is time for bed.
Many girls have arrived at the school with troubled backgrounds and although some of them have started their journey with aggression and bad behavior they soon find themselves feeling calm and settled in this safe environment that allows them to blossom.
If you would like to find out more about this school that is changing the lives and the futures of young girls visit their website by clicking Here
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