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.