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

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  • Featured Project: Loi Sam Sip School

    Located near the Thai-Burma border, Loi Sam Sip school educates children from kindergarten to primary school. This project provides for the basic educational needs, school running costs, 3 teachers and a cook's salaries, and one meal per day for the 44 students.

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  • During Phase 3 of the Covid-19 pandemic, migrant workers in three districts (Fang, Mae Ai, and Chai Prakan) were unable to provide enough food for their families. PCF and our implementing partner the Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG) have identified 1000 families in 32 areas in these districts that need the most help.

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  • By strengthening the capacity of Karen teachers in eight targeted schools, this project helps to support the well-being and quality of life for 617 border children and over 350 families in 9 communities in conflict-affected areas on the Thai-Myanmar border.

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  • 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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  • For Ban Pha Lai village community this resulted in all of the children failing their school year so Kru Oil, a former teacher at the community school and project co-ordinator, set up evening classes on her own but quickly found herself swamped by the number of students joining. 19.000 THB (500 Eur) paid for the stipend for 3 teachers for 3,5 months to teach 3 grades of 48 children EVERY NIGHT for 2 hours. Not letting this generation fall futher behind is a huge impact for very little money.

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  • Featured Project: Sai Wijit's Success Story: from pupil to teacher
    Hear, in Sai Wijit's own words, how he is giving back to his community after PCF found a donor to support his scholarship.

Our Projects

Projects are the foundation of Philanthropy Connections. We take a two-step approach to our project involvement. First, we seek out community-driven initiatives started by local people to benefit their communities and improve their quality of life. Second, we connect these projects with sponsors willing to fund these activities.

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Our Work

Philanthropy Connections was founded to find and help people in need. It is the common thread in all we do. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we work to positively change the lives of the less fortunate. Those who we assist, find strength in the fact that people like you, our sponsors, help them to build a better future.

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How to get Involved

You can either become a sponsor, or a donor. Sponsors choose to financially underwrite an entire project, and donors choose to contribute to help sustain our operations, as well as help fund our projects as needed. Sponsors and donors can be individuals, families, organisations, or businesses.

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𝗔𝗙𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝟰 𝗬𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗞 - 𝗔 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗙𝗨𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘!

Arisa, a scholarship student of BCSWU who we have supported for 4 years recently graduated. And, even better, Arisa is now employed as an information collector and scholarship coordinator at the Tak province branch of the Dharunatorn Foundation.

She has come a long way in those 4 years and we are so happy to see she is putting her skills and experience to good use in her community.

Arisa now happily looks after and supports other scholarship students, all of which are indigenous Karen, and some are migrants from Myanmar.

We wish her well in her new vocation and she, and all of us at PCF, would like to thank the sponsor Frank van Baal (Zi-ARGUS) for the trust and commitment over these 4 years.
#bcswu #longtermsponsor #ziargus
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𝗔𝗙𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝟰 𝗬𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗞 - 𝗔 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗙𝗨𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘!
Arisa, a scholarship student of BCSWU who we have supported for 4 years recently graduated. And, even better, Arisa is now employed as an information collector and scholarship coordinator at the Tak province branch of the Dharunatorn Foundation.
She has come a long way in those 4 years and we are so happy to see she is putting her skills and experience to good use in her community.
Arisa now happily looks after and supports other scholarship students, all of which are indigenous Karen, and some are migrants from Myanmar.
We wish her well in her new vocation and she, and all of us at PCF, would like to thank the sponsor Frank van Baal (Zi-ARGUS) for the trust and commitment over these 4 years.
#BCSWU #LongTermSponsor #ZiargusImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Fantastic job Arisa, we are all super proud of you!!

𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗘𝗡𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗛𝗜𝗠 𝗧𝗢 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗢𝗙 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡

Kyaw Naing Moe is one of 13 students PCF is supporting this year in Wide Horizons' "leadership and professional education programme". This essential programme takes in aspiring youth from local civil society organisations around Thai-Myanmar border areas and gives them the skills to work more effectively to develop their own community

Kyaw Naing Moe grew up seeing children and young people missing out on educational opportunities. He wants to do something about it, and he has a plan.

“After I leave Wide Horizons, I will go back to my community, I will implement my dream that I would like to set up an institute called Youth Empowerment Institute (YEI) in my community because there are a lot of children and youth who cannot study and have their education. As my community is located on a small island and the government they do not focus on our community’s education. The children and the youth from my community lost their education. Most of the children are working as child labours.

Therefore, I would like to establish an institute for those children and youth for their education. I will teach them what I learned from Wide Horizons. That is my plan when I leave Wide Horizons.”

A big thank you to the three sponsors who came forward for these 13 students: Anneke and Martin van der Meulen support 9 students and Bert Cesar supports 4 students.

More info about this impactful project
www.philanthropyconnections.org/project/education-and-emergency-support-for-myanmar-youth

#WideHorizons #LeadershipTraining #ScholarshipStudent
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𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗘𝗡𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗛𝗜𝗠 𝗧𝗢 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗢𝗙 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 
Kyaw Naing Moe is one of 13 students PCF is supporting this year in Wide Horizons leadership and professional education programme. This essential programme takes in aspiring youth from local civil society organisations around Thai-Myanmar border areas and gives them the skills to work more effectively to develop their own community
Kyaw Naing Moe grew up seeing children and young people missing out on educational opportunities. He wants to do something about it, and he has a plan.
“After I leave Wide Horizons, I will go back to my community, I will implement my dream that I would like to set up an institute called Youth Empowerment Institute (YEI) in my community because there are a lot of children and youth who cannot study and have their education. As my community is located on a small island and the government they do not focus on our community’s education. The children and the youth from my community lost their education. Most of the children are working as child labours. 
Therefore, I would like to establish an institute for those children and youth for their education. I will teach them what I learned from Wide Horizons. That is my plan when I leave Wide Horizons.”
A big thank you to the three sponsors who came forward for these 13 students: Anneke and Martin van der Meulen support 9 students and Bert Cesar supports 4 students.
More info about this impactful project
www.philanthropyconnections.org/project/education-and-emergency-support-for-myanmar-youth
#WideHorizons #LeadershipTraining #ScholarshipStudent

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Congratulation

Congratulations fri🌱

𝗞𝗡𝗢𝗪𝗟𝗘𝗗𝗚𝗘 𝗜𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗞𝗘𝗬: 𝗖𝗔𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗞𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗦

We support nine ethnic Karen community schools in remote, marginalised and conflict-affected areas in Burma. “Capacity Building Project for Karen teachers and Schools” or “SchoolPower” for short is the powerful name for an empowering project.

This project supports 73 teachers through workshops and other activities to improve their knowledge and ability to provide quality education and ensure the well-being of children. This project also offers, among many other things, school materials and equipment, books for the reading corners and first aid kits and medicine for 575 students. Indirectly, 350+ households benefit as well.

Here are photos of two workshops held this year on “𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘁, 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝘀” and “𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀”, during which the teachers gained knowledge and understanding of the current situation that they face and how to pass that knowledge to the children.

The SchoolPower project works closely with teachers, women, children and youths to improve their quality of life and their education. We believe that every child has the right to go to school. We work hard to achieve that, even in difficult circumstances in conflict-affected areas.

A huge thank you to The Ban Adri Foundation – Stichting Welzijn Zuid-Oost Azië (SWZOA), the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation and Bob & Fran's ACT Project - Abolish Child Trafficking for granting us significant funds to support this project.

Here is the report of this project >>>
teampcf.box.com/s/g83ymcjx00wiji0o6vgfogtkimukhbb1

#CapacityBuilding #TeacherEmpowerment #TeacherTraining #HumanRightsWorkshop #PeaceandConflictWorkshop
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𝗞𝗡𝗢𝗪𝗟𝗘𝗗𝗚𝗘 𝗜𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗞𝗘𝗬: 𝗖𝗔𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗞𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗦
We support nine ethnic Karen community schools in remote, marginalised and conflict-affected areas in Burma. “Capacity Building Project for Karen teachers and Schools” or “SchoolPower” for short is the powerful name for an empowering project.
This project supports 73 teachers through workshops and other activities to improve their knowledge and ability to provide quality education and ensure the well-being of children. This project also offers, among many other things, school materials and equipment, books for the reading corners and first aid kits and medicine for 575 students. Indirectly, 350+ households benefit as well.
Here are photos of two workshops held this year on “𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘁, 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝘀” and “𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀”, during which the teachers gained knowledge and understanding of the current situation that they face and how to pass that knowledge to the children.
The SchoolPower project works closely with teachers, women, children and youths to improve their quality of life and their education. We believe that every child has the right to go to school. We work hard to achieve that, even in difficult circumstances in conflict-affected areas.
A huge thank you to The Ban Adri Foundation – Stichting Welzijn Zuid-Oost Azië (SWZOA), the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation and Bob & Frans ACT Project  - Abolish Child Trafficking for granting us significant funds to support this project.
Here is the report of this project >>>
https://teampcf.box.com/s/g83ymcjx00wiji0o6vgfogtkimukhbb1
#CapacityBuilding #TeacherEmpowerment #TeacherTraining #HumanRightsWorkshop #PeaceandConflictWorkshopImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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So, what is the story behind the pictures? 🤔 #curious

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Latest Updates from the Projects

Supporting girls’ education through scholarships

What would you do if your parents asked you to drop out of school to help earn money to support your family? This is the choice faced by so many... and it is why we believe it is so important to help provide scholarships to students who would otherwise have to make this choice.

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Annual Report 2021 Now Released!

A year in the life, messages from sponsors and supporters and a full financial breakdown - this report has it all.