Construction and Improvements

Construction and Improvements

Project Details

Project:Construction and Improvements
Location:Ban Nai Soi village,
Sponsorship Started:2022
Budget: €3.188 ($3,230)
Total Beneficiaries:41
 students, teachers

Summary

Founded in the spring of 2005, Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre (BNSCLC) provides secondary education, practical vocational skills, and community development skills to secondary school-aged Burmese refugees, ethnic minorities and the rural poor living in the Mae Hong Son Province area of Thailand.

The dormitories in the Centre are not just a place to sleep, but also where the students socialise and read. One male teacher is the “caretaker” responsible for looking after the students but the building wasn’t safe. The wooden roof had been severely weakened by termites,causing it to partially collapse and leak during heavy rains. The boy’s shared bathroom was also beginning to collapse due to its age and the use of clay bricks in its construction. Its design was also inadequate as it had no doors and was difficult to keep clean.

Background

The students at BNSCLC are part of a large population living outside of the refugee camps. Not being in the camps leaves the children without any access to secondary education as they donโ€™t have the appropriate documentation that would give them access to government schools. This lack of educational opportunity leaves them with limited options.

BNSCLC provides quality education, meals, and dormitories for migrant and refugee children on the Thai-Burma border. This support comes to children and teenagers who would otherwise be required to find menial labour and find themselves at greater risk of exploitation.

BNSCLC has coordinated with the Mae Hong Son Provincial Informal Education Department to provide high school accredited education to these children and give them the opportunity to break away from poverty.

The public funding available to operate these informal schools is understandably low, almost non-existent. As such the centre has not had sufficient funds to buy enough food or medicine for the students. To cover the shortfall the staff that run the school have been using their own minimal salaries to fund this.

BNSCLC success, sustained efforts and innovative solutions were acknowledged and rewarded by UNESCO in 2018 when they won the Wenhui Award for Innovations in School, Family and Community Collobration for Quality Education.

Goals and Results

The shared bathroom and the reroofing of the boys dormitory was completed on time and on budget.

Sponsors

  • Angkana Pun-Ong | 8.000 THB
  • Daniel Senicar & Po (Bike Tour Asia) | 10.000 THB
  • Jan Detlefsen | 20.000 THB
  • Jonno Hiscook | 7.500 THB
  • Michael Franklin | 30.530 THB
  • Micha Richter | 5.000 THB ($143,58)
  • Miquel Gamito | 20.000 THB
  • Scott Stoodley | 5.000 THB
  • Trond Arnstad and Sawee Nuengpa| 5.000 THB

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๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ

Nang Chit Oo (Preansika) who graduated from Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center - Mae Hong Son,Thailand(BNSCLC) shared her experience as an interpreter for UNHCR and COERR in the refugee camp with current BNSCLC students, inspiring them. She also supports her community by teaching Thai to the children.

Preansika had to stop studying at Grade 6 to help her mother work and support the family for three years. She heard about BNSCLC and decided to return to school. She started studying at BNSCLC in May 2019 and finished in March 2021.

After that, she worked as an interpreter for COERR for five months, and later, UN staff learned about her work and invited her to work for them. She attended the UN interpreter training and has been working for them ever since.

She also studies in the Mae Hong Son Informal Education Programme after work and uses her income to support her family by providing fish and pigs and practising organic farming, which she learned from BNSCLC.

PCF has supported BNSCLC in various ways since early 2016. BNSCLC provides courses in community development, leadership, and teaching skills for migrant youth who want to give back to their communities.

We thank all our sponsors during the past seven years for supporting this project and helping make students' dreams come true, just like Preansika's.

#BNSCLC #scholarshipstudent
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๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ
Nang Chit Oo (Preansika) who graduated from Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center -(BNSCLC) shared her experience as an interpreter for UNHCR and COERR in the refugee camp with current BNSCLC students, inspiring them. She also supports her community by teaching Thai to the children.
Preansika had to stop studying at Grade 6 to help her mother work and support the family for three years. She heard about BNSCLC and decided to return to school. She started studying at BNSCLC in May 2019 and finished in March 2021.
After that, she worked as an interpreter for COERR for five months, and later, UN staff learned about her work and invited her to work for them. She attended the UN interpreter training and has been working for them ever since.
She also studies in the Mae Hong Son Informal Education Programme after work and uses her income to support her family by providing fish and pigs and practising organic farming, which she learned from BNSCLC.
PCF has supported BNSCLC in various ways since early 2016. BNSCLC provides courses in community development, leadership, and teaching skills for migrant youth who want to give back to their communities.
We thank all our sponsors during the past seven years for supporting this project and helping make students dreams come true, just like Preansikas.
#BNSCLC #ScholarshipStudent

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Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. Support for education can change people’s lives.

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Last week we posted that the yearโ€™s support for one of our projects by Asia Transpacific Journeys - ATJ recently ended. But it didnโ€™t!

We were wonderfully surprised to find that ATJ want to continue their support for another year. And even happier when they more than have doubled their support to fund 2 projects; Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre (BNSCLC) and 4 preschools in Cambodia.

BNSCLC provides courses in community development and leadership and teaching skills for migrant youth who want to give back to their communities.

PCF supports 6 preschool classes in five remote rural villages with a total of 130 children aged 3 to 5 years old. 4 of these classes will be supported by ATJ this year.

Thank you for your continued trust.
#ATJ #Sponsors #CSR
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๐—”๐—ง๐—: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š
Last week we posted that the yearโ€™s support for one of our projects by Asia Transpacific Journeys - ATJ recently ended. But it didnโ€™t!
We were wonderfully surprised to find that ATJ want to continue their support for another year.  And even happier when they more than have doubled their support to fund 2 projects; Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre (BNSCLC) and 4 preschools in Cambodia.
BNSCLC provides courses in community development and leadership and teaching skills for migrant youth who want to give back to their communities.
PCF supports 6 preschool classes in five remote rural villages with a total of 130 children aged 3 to 5 years old. 4 of these classes will be supported by ATJ this year.
Thank you for your continued trust.
#ATJ #Sponsors #CSR

๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ก'๐—ง ๐—๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—š๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ!!
We are lucky to have several flexible arrangements with businesses that donate based on profit or unit sales or turnover.

Businesses often just need your recommendation to consider PCF for their CSR programmes!! ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜ƒ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ? For further information please contact sallo@philanthropyconnections.org

Here's are just some of the ways businesses support us:
โค๏ธ Last Christmas, Stichting Wees (www.stichtingwees.nl, www.good-gift.nl) raised 3.000 Euros from all the parcels they sold and the proceeds went to projects supporting disadvantaged children.
๐Ÿ’š Loopkoets (www.loopkoets.nl) started donating 150 Euros a month after hitting their annual target for number of carriages sold. Owner Rik Plattel's donations are earmarked for children's education projects.
โค๏ธ Asia Transpacific Journeys - ATJ/ Foundation (www.atj.com/foundation) supports the Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre for the entire 2022-2023 school year.

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€:
philanthropyconnections.org/sponsoring
#Sponsoring #philanthropymatters #effectivealtruism
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๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ก๐—ง ๐—๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—š๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ!!
We are lucky to have several flexible arrangements with businesses that donate based on profit or unit sales or turnover. 
Businesses often just need your recommendation to consider PCF for their CSR programmes!! ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜ƒ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ? For further information please contact sallo@philanthropyconnections.org
Heres are just some of the ways businesses support us:
โค๏ธ Last Christmas, Stichting Wees (www.stichtingwees.nl, www.good-gift.nl) raised 3.000 Euros from all the parcels they sold and the proceeds went to projects supporting disadvantaged children.
๐Ÿ’š Loopkoets (www.loopkoets.nl) started donating 150 Euros a month after hitting their annual target for number of carriages sold. Owner Rik Plattels donations are earmarked for childrens education projects.
โค๏ธ Asia Transpacific Journeys - ATJ/ Foundation (www.atj.com/foundation) supports the Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre for the entire 2022-2023 school year.
๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€:
https://philanthropyconnections.org/sponsoring
#sponsoring #philanthropymatters #EffectiveAltruism
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