Burmese Learning Center – Support Campaign, 2013-2014

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 by bodhi

Burmese Learning Center

Burmese children

The North Andaman Region of Thailand is home to a large population of Burmese migrant workers who come with the hope of finding a living wage and a better way of life. Burmese children find themselves living as second class citizens without money to afford basic fees for enrollment, uniforms, and transportation to school. Their parents are often illegal migrant laborers, at risk of discrimination, arrest, and even deportation.

Until the school’s opening, there were no educational facilities for Burmese children in the Kuraburi area. The Learning Center can provide education for 80 children, following to the Burmese curriculum as well as lessons in Thai and English language. Additions like a secure fence and playground are still needed.

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Burmese children

Your donation provides affordable education, food, and transportation to Burmese migrant children. This effectively supports their families by relieving the financial burden of these unaffordable by essential academic skills. Projects like this elevate an entire generation to new potential, and go a long way to empowering the migrant Burmese community.

 

ei-phju2Ei Phyu Kyawdetails

Ei Phyu is 6 years old, her parents Htwe Kyi and Thein Win are from Yebyu Village in the Tanintharyi Rehion of Burma but she was born in Thailand. Ei Phyu has two brothers who also attend the Mulberry Learning Center.

She is currently in the 1st grade and her favorite subject is Mathematics. She is deciding whether she wants to be a doctor or an actress when she grows up.

 

aung-thun2Aung Thun Myo

Aung Thum Myo is 4 years old. he was born in Thailand but his parents Cho Mar Myo Lat are from Dawei Village in the Tanintharyi Region or Burma.

His favorite subject in school is English and he enjoys playing football with his friends.
He wants to be a soldier when he grows up.

 

For details on the conditions of Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand please see the following:

ILO: Harsh Conditions on Thai Trawlers

BBC: Burmese ‘Slavery’ Fishermen are Trafficked and Abused

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