Big Elephant Magic Environmental & Art Scholarship 

In partnership with Borderless Friendship Foundation and Borderless Friendship Western Australia BFWA

Inspired by our first retreat to Thailand (January 2019) Arte for Elephants is thrilled to announce the creation of our Big Elephant Magic Environmental & Art Scholarship! 

This scholarship is established in partnership with Borderless Friendship Foundation and Borderless Friendship Western Australia- a respected non-profit working with underserved tribal children in the mountains of Northern Thailand. 

It is a sad reality that many ethnic tribal children in Northern Thailand are held back from success due to lack of basic necessities such as food, shelter and education. As a result they are often exploited or fall victim to sex trafficking.


Borderless Friendship Foundation has launched and manages a variety of successful programs aimed at supporting these incredible young people. Through housing, nutrition, job training, scholastic education and sexual awareness classes. 

The Big Elephant Magic Environmental & Art Scholarship (BEMEAS) will be awarded to a deserving student based upon a variety of criteria including: scholastic excellence, interest in sustainability, wildlife husbandry, environmental issues or art, compassion, character, material need and a personal letter outlining their interests. 100% of all funds delivered will be used to provide University tuition and/or associated costs (housing, school supplies, transportation, etc).  

We are delighted to partner with Borderless Friendship Foundation and supporting our first two recipients, Malee and Nakue for the duration of their vocational education

. Based upon the success of this program we hope to expand and be able to offer additional scholarships to benefit more students in the future. 

On behalf of Arte for Elephants we wish to extend a warm thanks to our first participants of Big Elephant Magic, Thailand January 2019, the Management and Staff of Marisa Resort in Chiang Dao (for making the introduction), Borderless Friendship Foundation and of course the young people themselves for their enthusiasm and their dreams. 

Prepare to be inspired indeed. 

Congratulations to our 

2019 Big Elephant Magic

Scholarship Recipients, Malee and Nakue!

We wish you all the best on your new journey!!

Copyright, 2019. Arte for Elephants