English language programme at orphanage

English language programme at orphanage

Project Details

Project:English language programme at orphanage
Location:Piang Luang,
Sponsorship Started:2016 - 2018
Duration:January 2016 - ongoing
Total Budget: €4.951 ($6.154)
Total Beneficiaries:70 - 75


Mary Sweet Home Orphanage is a safe home for orphans and displaced children in Piang Luang on the Thai-Burma border. The home offers children of ethnic minorities a loving environment, meals and educational activities to help them develop and live independently in the future.

The home also runs an English language programme for the orphans and children living in the village. There, the 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.

We finance the operational costs of the English language programme including teacher salaries, electricity and school supplies.


Mary Sweet Home Orphanage was established in 1975 in Piang Luang in western Thailand by a former schoolteacher from Burma named Mary.

In addition to caring for nine children the orphanage also offers educational programmes to provide children with additional skills that will give them more chances in life. During the day children from the orphanage and village go to local Thai schools and in the evenings join the English classes. English lessons are given at five levels in two classrooms every day of the week, with students focusing on English reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The children living at the orphanage are also taught weaving skills as part of an income generating programme.

Goals and Results

As of early 2016 a total of nine children live at Mary Sweet Home Orphanage. Approximately 70 local students join them in the evenings to learn English taught by two local teachers.


  • Heeren van Sminia (January 2016 – December 2016): € 4.268
  • Heeren van Sminia (January 2017 – March 2018): € 4.951
  • After March 2018, We will be supporting this project through our General Donation Pool. Thanks to our many loyal donors, we can provide flexible support in the absence of a dedicated project sponsor. We are, however, still looking for a sponsor or sponsors to support this project. This will allow us to use our General Donation Pool to help new projects, as well as provide greater stability and assurance for us and our partner. If you are interested and would like to learn more, please see our information about sponsoring, or simply contact us about this project directly.

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