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Thailand

Project: Baan Huay Hin Lad Nok Community School
Partner: Hin Lad Nok Community School
Location: Chiang Rai province ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 20
 students
Project Cycle: September 2017 - April 2018
Annual Budget: €8.262  ($10.328)

The School provides quality education to children in a rural village, combining formal education with local education methods to help preserve traditions and provide useful knowledge relevant to the community.

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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: €39.500  ($49.375)

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: €2.345  ($2.770)

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: Donation of winter clothes
Partner: Chiang Mai International Rotary Club
Location: Chiang Mai province ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 500
 children, adults and refugees
Project Cycle: November 2015 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €0 (Donations in-kind)  ($0)

In 2015, the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC) approached us for a project to receive their yearly donation of clothes. Aware of the situation in Koung Jor, we proposed to CMIRC that they donate winter clothing to the camp.

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Project: Emergency food support
Partner: KJSRC
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: over 400
 refugees
Project Cycle: November 2017 - December 2017
Annual Budget: €31.800  ($38.150)

In October, food support was cut off by another aid organisation to more than 6.000 Shan refugees living in six different camps - including our partner, Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC). However, thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors, especially the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, we are able to help out with the food shortage in KJSRC, by providing food as needed until funding is restored.

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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 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €4.951  ($6.154)

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: €15.271  ($19.083)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education but without 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: Multi-Lingual Education
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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Project: New boys dormitory building
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 18
 students
Project Cycle: April 2017 – June 2017
Annual Budget: €4.234  ($4.754)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Thanks to our overall support they can welcome more eligible students. To accommodate them we built a new dormitory.

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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: Roof renovation for Koung Jor Nursery School
Partner: Shan Women's Action Network
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 120
 children
Project Cycle: October 2017 - November 2017
Annual Budget: €580  ($670)

A nursery with a leaking roof is no environment for children. Thanks to our sponsor, the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, and partnership with the Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN), we will ensure that the roof is renovated. The children and teachers at Koung Jor Nursery School will no longer have to worry about the rainy season or a leaking roof.

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Project: Secondary Scholarship Programme for Two Students
Partner: Ban Wanaluang School
Location: Mae Hong Son ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 2
 students
Project Cycle: May 2017 - April 2019
Annual Budget: €6.304  ($7.367)

Education is so important to help break the cycle of poverty, but unfortunately for many in rural Thailand, getting that education has many barriers - and that is usually the cost. Thanks to Learning Compass and several private sponsors, we are able to provide important scholarships to two aspiring and dedicated students.

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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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