Director of Programs
Lotti Fraser’s work in South East Asia began in 2010 when she moved to Bangkok to work as an English teacher. After two years of teaching, she made the transition to NGO work, moving to Chiang Rai, northern Thailand to manage a children’s home set up to protect vulnerable hill-tribe children from trafficking and provide access to a stable education. She went on to spend some time volunteering with the Foundation of Education and Development (FED), assisting with FED’s education, health, women’s empowerment, and migrant development projects.
In 2015 she studied a Masters in International Development Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and returned to FED to conduct her thesis research on the topic of Education for Burmese Migrant Students in Takua Pa, Thailand.
Lotti returned to the UK in April 2016 where she worked as a Community Development Manager for a non-profit supporting impoverished and migrant communities in the east of England. She designed and managed a variety of education, health and environmental projects responding to social needs in the community.
In 2018 she returned to Asia to support Dana Asia’s projects in Cambodia as a volunteer before joining the Dana Asia team full-time. Lotti is passionate about education and the essential role it plays in influencing social change, and thus takes a leading role in developing Dana Asia’s education projects.