Project Type

Migrants/Refugees

— OR —
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.

Full Details

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.

Full Details

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, after seeing a presentation of our work, the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC) told us that they collect clothes once a year to donate and were interested in a project to support. Aware of the situation in Koung Jor, we proposed to CMIRC that they donate winter clothing to the camp. They have continued this kind of support to Koung Jor and many more of our partners every year since.

Full Details

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.

Full Details

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.

Full Details

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.

Full Details

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.

Full Details

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.

Full Details

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.

Full Details