Project Type

Education

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Project: Access to English language education
Partner: Mehm Kan Kyi Education Network
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 400 - 500
 Students
Project Cycle: 2011
Total Budget: €0 (free advice)  ($0)

Proficiency in English greatly benefits students when applying to tertiary educational institutions or for better job opportunities. Since 2011 five learning centres have opened in Burma and we have provided advice as needed.

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Project: Classroom extension, new textbooks and more
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 58
 Children
Project Cycle: May - July 2015
Total Budget: €1.630  ($1.818)

In 2015 the number of students that enrolled in the beginning English class at TVLC exceeded the classroom capacity, resulting in over 20 students squeezed into a small room. We secured funds from one of our sponsors to extend the classroom and fund their other urgent needs.

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Project: Electricity for evening classes
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 510
 refugees
Project Cycle: March 2013 – August 2015
Total Budget: €1.950  ($2.527)

Public areas inside the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp depend on electricity including the IT and English classrooms and street lights over the camp’s dirt roads. We were able to support the price increase ensuring the evening classes continued running and the dirt roads were well lit ensuring better safety for adults and children.

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Project: Food, medicine and boys dormitory renovation
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: August 2016 - December 2016
Total Budget: €3.341  ($3.926)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Occasional donations by individual donors were not sufficient to secure food, medicine and the much needed renovation of one of the dormitories. We came in to help.

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Project: Hot showers, office room and more for orphanage
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 12
 children and adults
Project Cycle: January - March 2016
Total Budget: €2.460  ($2.682)

Mary Sweet Home Orphanage was in need of a hot shower system during the winter season, an office block for the teachers to have a space to prepare lessons and more. We connected the orphanage to one of our sponsors who funded these needs and agreed to fund additional needs.

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Project: Mushroom farm at boarding house
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 20
 children
Project Cycle: March 2013
Total Budget: €250  ($325)

The boarding house inside Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp is home to displaced and orphaned Shan children. To meet their nutritional needs, and in response to the rising cost of food, a caregiver at the home approached us to discuss establishing a mushroom farm.

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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
Total Budget: €3.785  ($4.450)

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: New building for Kone Myint Thar Yor School
Partner: Lahu Women Organisation
Location: Kone Myint Thar Yor Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 65
 children
Project Cycle: March 2017 – May 2017
Total Budget: €13.840  ($16.270)

The primary school of Kone Myint Thar Yor village in eastern Shan state educates 65 children from eight villages in the area. The old school building was in terrible shape. The safety of the children was in jeopardy. We built a new school building, so the 65 children can learn in a safe and stimulating environment.

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Project: Online training programmes
Partner: Foundation for Local Development
Location: Yangon ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 1.000
 students, teachers and indirect beneficiaries
Project Cycle: June 2011
Total Budget: €50.000  ($68.000)

An online Social Enterprise training course aimed to teach young people how to use the internet for study purposes, encourage them to think critically, develop their sense of social responsibility and convert all that into practical activities which benefit their communities.

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Project: Renovating Guwa School
Partner: Arakanese Youth Network Society
Location: Guwa ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 180
 students
Project Cycle: June 2012
Total Budget: €1.500  ($1.870)

Arakanese Youth Network Society (AYNS) is committed to improving the education offered to children in Guwa, a poor fishing village on the Bay of Bengal. A priority in implementing their extensive plans is the renovation of a rundown school building.

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Project: Staircase and roof repairs for TVLC
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 50 - 70
 children
Project Cycle: March 2017 – May 2017
Total Budget: €859  ($1.011)

A young child slipped on the wet and muddy stairs at the Tomato Village Learning Center. Fortunately this time nothing serious happened. We wanted to prevent this from happening again in the future, with even worse consequences. An informal chat with one of our donors led to the sponsoring of a completely new staircase.

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Project: Supplies for New Blood School
Partner: New Blood School
Location: Mae Sot ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 500
 Students
Project Cycle: April 2013

New Blood School provides educational opportunities for children of migrant workers and a safe home for 200 students. We facilitated two visits to the project with one of our sponsors and he committed to supporting urgent needs of the project.

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Project: Water, toilets, books and more
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 100 - 150
 residents from three different villages
Project Cycle: February – April 2014
Total Budget: €3.000  ($4.069)

In 2014, Dutch foundation 'The Flying Nuns' donated funds to a number of KAKO projects. The donation helped fund the installation of three toilets and four wells, home renovations for a poor family and the purchase of water filters, library books and school supplies.

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