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Project: Baan Pha Lai Community School
Partner: Inter Mountain Peoples’ Education and Culture in Thailand
Location: Chiang Dao ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 55
 students and teachers
Project Cycle: May 2017 - April 2018
Annual Budget: €35.000  ($41.000)

80 Preschool students from 13 marginalised ethnic minority groups near Chiang Dao in northern Thailand saw the funding of their school drying up. We could avoid the closing of their school thanks to a generous sponsor.

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Project: Boarding house for Shan youth
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 15
 Children
Project Cycle: May 2016 - April 2017
Annual Budget: €6.779  ($7.697)

The boarding house offers up to 20 children an environment that is as close to a normal family life as possible. They attend the local Thai school and learn English, Shan, Burmese and computer skills at the camp in the evenings.

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Project: Capacity building programme for Red Lahu women
Partner: Kids Ark
Location: Ban Hoy Muang Nai village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 30
 Women
Project Cycle: January 2016 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €10.513  ($11.466)

A one-year capacity building programme to teach women of ethnic minorities weaving skills and educate them on nutrition, health care, human rights and community service.

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Project: Care for two children
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 2
 children
Project Cycle: April 2016 – ongoing
Annual Budget: €1.350  ($1.550)

Two very young children, due to very unfortunate circumstances, lost the care of their parents. Mary Sweet Home Orphanage took them in and provides them with a loving and supportive home.

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Project: English language classes for migrant children
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 50-70
 children
Project Cycle: May 2017 – April 2018
Annual Budget: €6.350  ($7.450)

Tomato Village Learning Center offers English lessons to children ages six to 18. Most of these children belong to Burmese migrant or ethnic minorities, which puts them at a disadvantaged position in society. Proficiency in the English language will give these children better job opportunities and with that comes improved livelihood options.

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Project: English language programme at orphanage
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 70 - 75
 students
Project Cycle: January 2016 - December 2016
Annual Budget: €4.268  ($4.516)

An English language programme is running for orphans and children living in Piang Luang village. Students learn language skills that will give them the opportunity to further their education at a vocational training centre or tertiary institution and increase their job options.

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Project: Food and medicine
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90
 students, teachers and volunteers
Project Cycle: January 2017 – March 2018
Annual Budget: €13.100  ($15.700)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Without the provision of food and medicine, many of the poorest students would not be able to attend.

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Project: Karenni chilli making
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90
 students
Project Cycle: TBD
Annual Budget: €50.000 (setting up costs: €32.500 / 1-yr running costs: €17.500)  ($59.700)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. The centre is dependent on external support. To make the project self-sustainable, we work together with them to develop their home made product ‘Karenni chilli paste’ and bring it to scale.

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Project: Orphanage staff salaries
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 5 - 10
 children
Project Cycle: April 2016 – March 2018
Annual Budget: €3.033  ($3.388)

The safe haven for parentless children, Mary Sweet Home orphanage in Piang Luang, northern Thailand has dedicated staff taking care of the children and providing them with a warm and supportive home. Our support provides a modest salary to enable them to do this work.

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Project: Scholarship fund
Partner: Toonpanya Foundation
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 2
 students
Project Cycle: May 2016 - March 2017
Annual Budget: €517  ($587)

The Toonpanya Foundation provides financial support to improve educational opportunities for children in need. We provided the funds for two students to bridge a year that was not yet covered for them.

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Project: Stipend for English teachers
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: over 100
 students and teachers
Project Cycle: September 2016 – ongoing
Annual Budget: €2.046  ($2.406)

In Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp the leadership set up English classes to increase the opportunities for the children in the community once they are able to leave the camp. A small stipend for the teachers secures the continuity of this important programme.

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Project: Supplementary scholarships for Shan youth
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 9
 students
Project Cycle: May 2016 - April 2017
Annual Budget: €510  ($575)

Shan scholarship students are supported with supplementary scholarships that cover their basic living costs such as clothing, hygienic needs and food. With the aid of academic and supplementary scholarships students have a better chance of succeeding in school, improving their livelihoods and helping their communities.

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Project: Support for teacher salaries
Partner: Foundation for Applied Linguistics
Location: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 470
 students and teachers
Project Cycle: September 2017 - April 2018
Annual Budget: €29.770  ($35.500)

The Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL) supports the educational development for ethnic children in Thailand. They work with schools in remote villages in northern Thailand where minority children face huge difficulties due to a language gap between their local language and the Thai language used at school. FAL offers a specifically designed language programme targeted to improve the language skills of ethnic children.

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