Construction of New Kitchen and Reading Room

Construction of New Kitchen and Reading Room

Project Details

Project:Construction of New Kitchen and Reading Room
Location:Ban Nai Soi village,
Sponsorship Started:2019
Duration:Sept to Nov 2019
Budget: €10.264 ($10.926)
Total Beneficiaries:52
 students, teachers

Summary

The old kitchen had poor hygiene, cleaning and sanitation conditions increasing the risk of infection and disease spreading, as well as contamination of food and food poisoning. The kitchen was frequently infested by rats and other animals, including dogs, cats and chickens searching for food, with the result that the children and teachers often got sick.

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 construction of the new kitchen took three months. Now with the new kitchen cum dining and reading room, the students and teachers cook and eat in a clean and hygienic environment that meets safe sanitation standards. The students help each other by dividing the tasks in cooking and cleaning the kitchen every day, which encourages them to take ownership and learn responsibility.
2. The students and teachers are now protected from mosquitos and other insects as there are doors and windows with mosquito netting. The old kitchen was in an outdoor space.
3. The new building will also be used for parent meetings, school activities, parties and other social events.
4. BNSCLC students and teachers benefit from the new refrigerator, where they store their food, safe from rats, insects and other animals.
5. The new kitchen/dining and reading room has fans, which gives relief from the heat and makes the room a much more comfortable and wholesome place to eat and study.

Sponsors

  • Stichting De Grootste Familie Help | 10.264 Euros

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Edwin Wierda is one of our biggest sponsors, and he has been supporting our work with very substantial amounts on an annual basis from 2019 onwards. Over the years he sponsored several of our projects, and one of these is the Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC).

Last week, he visited Chiang Mai for the first time, accompanied by his young daughter. We gladly arranged a visit for them to BNSCLC.

It was wonderful that now Edwin could see with his own eyes the impact from his support for this UNESCO-winning, innovative project (see UNESCO post >>>https://bit.ly/48CIHLL). We were thrilled to witness his enthusiasm and his steadfast dedication to continuing his support for our work.

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Edwin Wierda is one of our biggest sponsors, and he has been supporting our work with very substantial amounts on an annual basis from 2019 onwards. Over the years he sponsored several of our projects, and one of these is the Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC).
Last week, he visited Chiang Mai for the first time, accompanied by his young daughter. We gladly arranged a visit for them to BNSCLC.
It was wonderful that now Edwin could see with his own eyes the impact from his support for this UNESCO-winning, innovative project (see UNESCO post >>>https://bit.ly/48CIHLL). We were thrilled to witness his enthusiasm and his steadfast dedication to continuing his support for our work.
 #BNSCLC #CommunitySupport #ImpactfulProjects #GratefulSponsor #UNESCOWinning #EducationForAll

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Rolf-Stefan is a recent but valued supporter of our initiatives (and a committed biker). After a trip to one of our projects with Bike Tour Asia in 2023 he generously donated EUR 1,000 for solar lamps at Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp.

And last week, for his birthday, he created his own donation box and collected donations to use either for KJRSC or for another project he visited, Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center. A heartfelt thanks to Rolf-Stefan and everyone who contributes to this noble cause!

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Rolf-Stefan is a recent but valued supporter of our initiatives (and a committed biker). After a trip to one of our projects with Bike Tour Asia in 2023 he generously donated EUR 1,000 for solar lamps at Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp.
And last week, for his birthday, he created his own donation box and collected donations to use either for KJRSC or for another project he visited, Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center.  A heartfelt thanks to Rolf-Stefan and everyone who contributes to this noble cause!
#ThankYouRolfStefan #sponsorship #donationsupport

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On this special day, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the committed educators, who are shaping the future of children, not only within our borders but also across the globe.

Philanthropy Connections is delighted to support educational projects that empower and uplift more than 200 teachers across Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.

Through initiatives by our partners such as Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC), Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), Friends Without Borders (FWB), Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organisation (KAKO), Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC), Lahu Women Organization (LWO), and Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG), we aim to bring about positive changes in the lives of these unsung heroes and, through them, in the lives of the thousands of children they teach with enthusiasm and care.

Visit our website: philanthropyconnections.org/project_type/education/ to learn more about the impactful projects we've undertaken to enhance education and support our teachers. Your continued support fuels our mission to create a brighter and more equitable future through education.

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On this special day, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the committed educators, who are shaping the future of children, not only within our borders but also across the globe.
Philanthropy Connections is delighted to support educational projects that empower and uplift more than 200 teachers across Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Through initiatives by our partners such as Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC), Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), Friends Without Borders (FWB), Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organisation (KAKO), Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC), Lahu Women Organization (LWO), and Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG), we aim to bring about positive changes in the lives of these unsung heroes and, through them, in the lives of the thousands of children they teach with enthusiasm and care.
Visit our website: https://philanthropyconnections.org/project_type/education/ to learn more about the impactful projects weve undertaken to enhance education and support our teachers. Your continued support fuels our mission to create a brighter and more equitable future through education.
#NationalTeachersDay  #EducationForAll
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