SET is by far the largest of our partner organizations. It was created by British Buddhist monk Phra Peter Pannapadipo in 1994. He disrobed in 2005 and now works full-time and voluntarily with SET. Currently CYF provides funds to help support more than 1,500 SET students every year. SET’s primary aim is to award long-term study scholarships and other financial support to disadvantaged Thai youngsters at government high schools, vocational colleges and universities.

Since 1994, SET has awarded nearly 8,000 scholarships. Many students were supported throughout their studies; up to 12 years in some cases. Thousands more have received cash grants to pay for uniform, books, bus fares, dormitory rent and other education-related expenses. SET awards scholarships at 12 main centers, most in and around Nakhon Sawan Province. SET is very cost-effective. In 2017, only 3% of total expenditure was for non-program costs and administration.


Nakhon Sawan

Student Levels

High School, Vocational College & University

Wanpen Sompukdee

After completing my BWS in accounting from Banphot Phisai Vacational college in Nakon Sawan in 2014 i managed to find employment immediately at the Fort Corporation. The Fort Corporation telecommunications and electronic communications company. It was very nice to have a job so quickly after graduation.  Thanks to the SET foundation and SLSF providing me with a scholarship i was able to study without having to take out a student load. This has allowed me to start my career without having to be concerned about paying back a student debt that would hinder me for a very long time. Thank you very much.

Narong Chatturat

Hello, my name is Narong. i received my first scholarship from  the set foundation when I was studying the 3rd and 4th year of my Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree at Naresuan University.

After graduation with honors, I also was granted with a scholarship to study my masters degree at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. I am now currently working professor at the department of Microbiology, Faculty of medical science at Mahidol University in Phitsanulok.

Thank you to the set foundation for giving me a scholarship to that provided me with great opportunities, being able to study to a high level, securing a stable job and being able to attend conferences, presentations, and research abroad in the UK, Japan and Vietnam.

“Without your great support, I’ll not come this far”

I would like to express my sincerely thanks to all donors who contribute and continue to support the  SET Foundation. I wish you and your family the very best health and great success!

Dtripob Songpong

I am another grateful student who managed to graduate because of the financial support i received from the SET Foundation throughout my studies. While studying my Certificate in Construction at the Nakhon Sawan Technical College, my families house was destroyed by flooding and left my family in financial hardship. After the SET foundation heard my story they immediately paid my tuition fees and provided continuing support throughout my education. This support allowed me to graduate and secure a job with  the Chi-Thai construction company. Thank you to the SET Foundation for giving me this opportunity.

  • Scholarship distribution at Srisaket Rajabhat University. - On the 4th December 2019, EGAT management team in Srisaket on behalf of CYF, attended the ceremony of scholarship distribution at Srisaket Rajabhat University. This semester ( Term 2 of 2019-2020 Academic year) we handed out 71 scholarships to students and it will be continuing to support them until they graduated from the course that
  • Remembering Peter Scott Robinson - All of us at CYF are deeply saddened by the passing away of Peter Scott Robinson, the founder of SET Foundation. Peter was committed to improving the lives of young people in Thailand, dedicating his life to the education of generations of youth in Nakhon Sawan and elsewhere. Over the weekend, three members of our
  • Sievert Larsson assigned the 5th class of the ” Most Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn” by Rama X. - Sievert was assigned the 5th class of “Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn” on the 6th of August 2019 at Suan Dusit University. The Direkgunabhorn was given to Sievert in admiration of all the work he done over the past 20 years in supporting education programmes in Thailand. “It is a great honor for me
  • EGAT and CYF signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). - On Wednesday April 3,2019, Mr. Sievert Larsson , the President of CYF, on behalf of CYF and Mr. Patana Sangsriroujana the Deputy Governor-Strategy of The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT),on behalf of EGAT, officially signed the MOU .
  • CYF Kick off dinner in Intercontinental hotel in Bangkok. - We launched the Create Your Future Foundation in Thailand with a very successful dinner the 23rd of January. Around 100 participants. VIP´s the Swedish Ambassador Staffan Herrström, Ong-Art Klamplaiboon and Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala. Speakers from New Life Center, CYF Northern Program and SET.
  • Sievert receives a medal from Chalmers University in Gothenburg Sweden - Sievert Larsson grew up in Majorna in Gothenburg, during his studies at the office school of SKF in the early 1960s, he learned both accounting, and new computer technology that was then its infancy.
  • New Life Center’s Annual Update - Each year, New Life Center Foundation receives over 100 scholarship applications. Any young man or woman from a hilltribe background may apply for a SLSF scholarship. Applications are reviewed thoroughly
  • A new chapter starts in the life of SLSF - The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Foundation has always donated at least 95% of its resources to Thai students or Thai causes. In the past, this was done from abroad.
  • Northern Programme Update - We are currently in an extremely interesting time for the Northern Programme just as November to February is every year!: We are coming to the end of the academic year for secondary schools

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