Stipend for English teachers

Stipend for English teachers

Project Details

Project:Stipend for English teachers
Location:Piang Luang,
Sponsorship Started:2016
Duration:September 2016 – ongoing
Budget: €4.295 ($4,822)
Total Beneficiaries:117
 students and teachers

Summary

In 2002 Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp was established next to the town of Piang Luang on the Thai-Burma border in northern Thailand. It is a close-knit community of over 400 Shan refugees. The camp offers English language classes in the evening for both the refugee children, and many children in the nearby villages. This service not only provides greater opportunities for the Shan refugees, but a positive link between the camp and the local community.

This project provides a small stipend for the teachers who provide English language lessons to over 100 children and teenagers. Without this stipend, the teachers would not be able to provide for their basic needs like food and clothing. This would force the teachers to find jobs working on farms or in construction, and the English evening classes would have to be cancelled.

Currently there are 117 students who are studying with 73 students from inside the camp and 44 students from outside the camp. They are from different 3 villages and different ethnic groups, Shan, Chinese, Ta_Ang and Thai.

Background

Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp has become β€˜home’ to some 400 refugees who escaped the internal armed conflict of Burma. While the people at Koung Jor have been displaced from their homes, they are making the best of their situation and try to improve their opportunities in anyway available.

One of these ways is through English language education. Without English language skills, the refugees at Koung Jor have few options other than manual labour.

Additionally, the English evening classes have been viewed as an excellent service by the people from the local community in and around Piang Luang. This helps create a positive relationship between the refugees and the local community.

Goals and Results

In 2020-21 the number of teachers increased to nine to accommodate an additional class. The nine teachers hold nine separate classes at various levels depending on the student’s age or level of English competency.

The programme runs for ten months throughout the year (with a month-long holiday in April and October). At the end of each cycle, students are required to take a test. The goal of the programme is to achieve adequate test results from over 80% of the students.

Sponsors

  • Gerard de Blok | 2020 – 2021 | 149.175 THB
  • Gerard de Blok | 2019 – 2020 | 132.600 THB
  • Michael Roe | 2018 – 2019 | 1000 USD
  • The Popocatepetl Trust | 2017 – 2018

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H.E. Mr. Remco van Wijngaarden, the Dutch Ambassador to Thailand (Embassy of the Netherlands in Thailand), recently spent a whirlwind day with us. Starting at 6:00 am with a long drive to the KJSRC camp in northern Thailand, and finishing with a reception for the Dutch Community in Chiang Mai.

It means a great deal to a small organisation like us to have the Ambassador spend so much time with us. We look forward to seeing him again soon!
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Thank you Jake Mooney for producing this wonderful video.
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Keep up the good work Sallo. You are the most dedicated and committed person I know.

Always proud of your works! Cheers!

Great work Sallo!

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Happy Thai Fathers' Day to all the amazing fathers who work so hard to provide for their families. We appreciate you!

This is Sai Vijit. Once a student at the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp, he was given scholarship support from PCF to further his education. After completing his degree, he returned to the camp to share what he had learned with the next generation. He's a true father figure to his students and we thank Sai Vijit for his dedication to his community and his students!

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Happy Thai Fathers Day to all the amazing fathers who work so hard to provide for their families. We appreciate you! 
This is Sai Vijit. Once a student at the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp, he was given scholarship support from PCF to further his education. After completing his degree, he returned to the camp to share what he had learned with the next generation. Hes a true father figure to his students and we thank Sai Vijit for his dedication to his community and his students!
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H.E. Mr. Remco van Wijngaarden, Ambassador for the Netherlands in Thailand, honoured us with a visit to one of our projects at Koung Jor Camp.

He showed great interest in the work of our organisation and in the situation of the people in the camp. The trip also included visits to a local school, where many of the children in the camp study, and the temple on the Thai-Burmese border.

The ambassador kindly treated the children living in the camp's boarding house to lunch at a local restaurant.

In the evening he hosted a reception for the Dutch community in Chiang Mai, which we gladly attended.

The next morning Hans van den Born, director of the NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce, the ambassador and Sallo went on a bike ride with Buzzy Bee Bike /Joost Rokx (one of our donors). At the end of the trip, Sallo presented our 2021 Annual Report to the ambassador.

We are grateful to him and to the Dutch embassy for this wonderful opportunity to show some of our work.

Read more about the Koung Jor Camp here: www.philanthropyconnections.org/partner/kjsrc
and our Annual Report of 2021: www.philanthropyconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/AR-2021-web.pdf

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H.E. Mr. Remco van Wijngaarden, Ambassador for the Netherlands in Thailand, honoured us with a visit to one of our projects at Koung Jor Camp.
He showed great interest in the work of our organisation and in the situation of the people in the camp. The trip also included visits to a local school, where many of the children in the camp study, and the temple on the Thai-Burmese border.
The ambassador kindly treated the children living in the camps boarding house to lunch at a local restaurant.
In the evening he hosted a reception for the Dutch community in Chiang Mai, which we gladly attended.
The next morning Hans van den Born, director of the NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce, the ambassador and Sallo went on a bike ride with Buzzy Bee Bike /Joost Rokx (one of our donors). At the end of the trip, Sallo presented our 2021 Annual Report to the ambassador.
We are grateful to him and to the Dutch embassy for this wonderful opportunity to show some of our work.
Read more about the Koung Jor Camp here: www.philanthropyconnections.org/partner/kjsrc
and our Annual Report of 2021: www.philanthropyconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/AR-2021-web.pdf
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That is Koung Jor. Soon I will be there again.

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