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The more you learn, the more you earn: education and poverty alleviation in Thailand

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 11 Apr 2021, 11:02 pm Print

UNESCO/Pornpilin Smithveja A learner reads on a tablet in Mae Hong Son’s Ban Mae Sa Nga School in Thailand.

A good education is often seen as a route out of poverty, but many disadvantaged children are unable to finish school. In Thailand, a project involving the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, is linking academic achievement to cash rewards, providing tangible benefits to marginalized families, and helping kids to stay in school.