A Burmese student smiles in his migrant school classroom. On the Thai-Burma border, World Education develops curricula and teacher trainings to ensure that migrant children do not fall behind with their education.
Photo by Tim Syrota
Mothers and their children at an outpost of Karen Women Organization (KWO), a refugee organization on the Thai-Burma border. KWO has a membership of more than 49,000 women operating in seven refugee camps with the mandate of empowering Karen women and their communities. World Education has provided grants and technical support to the KWO in the areas of special needs and adult literacy.
More than two million people from Burma have been displaced due to political instability and human rights violations. These refugees, migrants, and other displaced people are living in refugee camps and communities along the Thailand-Burma border. They have lost their homes and livelihoods, and many cannot access community social services that are available to the people of Thailand, such as health care, education, legal advice and protection.
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This is a Migrant Education-run school with 280 students and 14 teachers. Twelve of the Burmese students are in an integration program where they took intensive Thai classes for 1-2 hours a day so they could keep up with other students!
The school uses curriculum developed by World Education, including an English curriculum used for the past 5 years.
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Children in line at the Education for All Celebration at the Rocky Mountain Learning Center on January 14, 2010. The SHIELD project provides access to essential health services and education for migrants, refugees, and other displaced persons from Burma who are living on the Thailand-Burma border. World Education implements the education component of the SHIELD project. World Education’s programs provide access to quality education for these vulnerable populations through resource support, developing the capacity of local organizations to support education, and empowering communities and their education systems.
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Karen’s Women Organization (KWO) is a refugee organization with a membership of more than 49,000 women operating in seven refugee camps with the mandate of empowering Karen women and their communities. World Education has provided grants and technical support to the KWO in the areas of special needs and adult literacy.
In the early 1990s, after Thailand had signed the Education for All declaration, World Education was asked to assist in developing educational policy, draft the curriculum, and train teachers to work with Burmese migrant students.
Support students on the Thai-Burma border by donating to World Education.
More than 2 million people from Burma have been displaced due to political instability and human rights violations. These refugees, such as the boy pictured above, are living in refugee camps and communities along the Thailand-Burma Border.
Support schools for Burmese refugees by donating to World Education.