School Rebuild and Emergency Repair

School Rebuild and Emergency Repair

Project Details

Project:School rebuild and emergency repair
Location:Moei River, Karen State,
Sponsorship Started:June 2020
Duration:2nd June - 30th June 2020
Budget: €16.042 ($18.698)
Total Beneficiaries:2.341
 teachers, students and community

Summary

The project rebuilt schools and teachers’ dormitories worn with time and to repair schools affected by the storm on May 20, 2020.

These repairs are crucial for the safety and well being of students and teachers and vital to their continuing education.

Background

Friends Without Borders (FWB) Foundation was established in 1999 and registered as a non-profit organisation in 2008. FWB works primarily with refugees and displaced children living in conflict-affected areas in and around refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. Since October 2018, FWB has been running the project ‘Capacity Building for Border Karen Schools & Teachers) in Karen State, Myanmar, with the support of PCF. The programme has been renamed ‘SchoolPower’ to gain recognition in the area. The project was initially based on the feasibility study and consultation conducted with beneficiaries during 15 September – 15 October 2017.

The ‘SchoolPower’ project is a run in cooperation between FWB and the local Karen Education Department (KED), which aims to strengthen the quality of life and well-being of approximately 720 Karen children living in 9 communities in the targeted areas and to be a model for similar efforts in other border areas.

Goals and Results

Thanks to this project, rural schools can apply, if necessary, for refurbishment and repair or rebuilding. Four schools in the area requested to rebuild or repair. However, before the repairs could begin on these projects, the area was struck by a tropical storm on May 20, causing further damage to these schools. Two additional schools were added to the repair and rebuild project in the storm’s aftermath, bringing to 6 the total number of schools to need repair.

The repairs began with a new school building for Pwo Pwoh Lay village, a new teacher’s dormitory for Mae La Ah Khee village, a new roof for Tee Tu Kaw School, and three roof repairs for Mae La Ah Hta school, Si Poe Khi school and the KED teacher training centre.

Sponsors

  • Nancy & Tony Mann | 16.042 EUR

What's Been Happening Recently

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𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗬 𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔 𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗗𝗚𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗡'𝗦 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡

Recently we received an urgent request from one of our long term partners, Friends Without Borders, about a small rural village school.

The school is separated from the village by a stream - which is fine to wade across in the dry season but needs a bridge during the heavy rains in June and July. As you can see from the photos, there is not much left of the bridge after the last wet season swept a lot of it away and it is now very dangerous for the children to use it.

The school is vital to the village and all 340 villagers are ready to work together to rebuild it. But they need 60.000 THB (approx 1.650 EUR) for the materials (wooden planks, beams and cement).

We were happy to step in and ensure the education of 98 primary and high school students and the continued employment of 17 teachers in this underserved area.

For more about our partner and their projects see >>> philanthropyconnections.org/partner/fwb/

#educationforall #ruraleducation #FWB
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𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗬 𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔 𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗗𝗚𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
Recently we received an urgent request from one of our long term partners, Friends Without Borders, about a small rural village school. 
The school is separated from the village by a stream - which is fine to wade across in the dry season but needs a bridge during the heavy rains in June and July. As you can see from the photos, there is not much left of the bridge after the last wet season swept a lot of it away and it is now very dangerous for the children to use it.
The school is vital to the village and all 340 villagers are ready to work together to rebuild it. But they need 60.000 THB (approx 1.650 EUR) for the materials (wooden planks, beams and cement).
We were happy to step in and ensure the education of 98 primary and high school students and the continued employment of 17 teachers in this underserved area.
For more about our partner and their projects see >>> https://philanthropyconnections.org/partner/fwb/
#educationforall #ruraleducation #FWB

𝗥𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 | 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿'𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗿 #𝟮 🌱

It was only in February that the 162 packs of vegetable seeds were sent to 9 remote schools to help them feed their students. And the impressive results are already in!

Many thanks to East-West Seed for their ongoing support.

#EWS #FWB #selfsubsistence #gardenscorner
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𝗥𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 | 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗿 #𝟮 🌱
It was only in February that the 162 packs of vegetable seeds were sent to 9 remote schools to help them feed their students. And the impressive results are already in!
Many thanks to East-West Seed for their ongoing support.
#EWS #FWB #selfsubsistence #gardenscorner
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