Stipend for English teachers

Stipend for English teachers

Project Details

Project:Stipend for English teachers
Location:Piang Luang,
Sponsorship Started:2016
Duration:September 2016 โ€“ 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 โ€˜homeโ€™ 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 studentโ€™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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11 teachers, on a very small stipend, teach 8 evening English classes to 90 children from the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC) and the nearby community.

The classroom for grade 6 English lessons was in very bad repair - its old wooden and bamboo structure was collapsing - and the camp asked for help.

Luckily a long-time supporter, Hans Elzas who had already sponsored the rebuilding of the main hall in 2018, stepped up to help out. And not just monetarily. During his visit to the camp, he actively lent a hand in its construction.

Thank you again Hans Elzas for your support!

#kjsrc #sponsor #eveningenglishclass

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๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—•๐—จ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—” ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ข๐—  ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—™๐—จ๐—š๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—–๐—”๐— ๐—ฃ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ 
11 teachers, on a very small stipend, teach 8 evening English classes to 90 children from the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC) and the nearby community.
The classroom for grade 6 English lessons was in very bad repair - its old wooden and bamboo structure was collapsing - and the camp asked for help.
Luckily a long-time supporter, Hans Elzas who had already sponsored the rebuilding of the main hall in 2018, stepped up to help out. And not just monetarily. During his visit to the camp, he actively lent a hand in its construction.
Thank you again Hans Elzas for your support!
#KJSRC #sponsor #EveningEnglishClass
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๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—ข๐—š๐—˜๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—›๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ก๐—˜๐—˜๐——

On the 18 of September, Sompoi Chanya Akira and Krist Inmanee from PCF accompanied long term sponsor and friend Hans Elzas to Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp. They delivered donations in kind, such as clothes and toys.

They also returned the television set that Hans had donated on an earlier visit. It needed repairs, which were done in Chiang Mai. Now, with the TV back in place, the teachers of the camp can continue their lessons with the support of online educational programmes.

We also brought a much needed second hand laptop, donated by the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy.

๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: Hans Elzas is not only financing the construction of a new classroom for English lessons in the camp, but he is actively lending a hand to make it happen.

Thank you to all the donors for all the gifts, Hans Elzas for the new English classroom, Gerard de Blok, who supports the English language teachers and Ian Bushell and Mazars in Thailand for the laptop.

We can do a lot when we all work together! ๐Ÿ™‚

#kjsrc #sponsors #laptopdonation #donations
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๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—ข๐—š๐—˜๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—›๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ก๐—˜๐—˜๐——
On the 18 of September, Sompoi and Krist from PCF accompanied long term sponsor and friend Hans Elzas to Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp. They delivered donations in kind, such as clothes and toys.
They also returned the television set that Hans had donated on an earlier visit. It needed repairs, which were done in Chiang Mai. Now, with the TV back in place, the teachers of the camp can continue their lessons with the support of online educational programmes.
We also brought a much needed second hand laptop, donated by the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy.
๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: Hans Elzas is not only financing the construction of a new classroom for English lessons in the camp, but he is actively lending a hand to make it happen.
Thank you to all the donors for all the gifts, Hans Elzas for the new English classroom, Gerard de Blok, who supports the English language teachers and Ian Bushell and Mazars in Thailand for the laptop.
We can do a lot when we all work together! ๐Ÿ™‚
#KJSRC #sponsors #Laptopdonation #donations

๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ + ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ + ๐Ÿฒ = ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐ŸŽ‰

This year marks 30 years of NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce, 10 years of Philanthropy Connections Foundation and 6 years of collaboration. Definitely worth celebrating!

So, while we have been looking back at each of the 10 years of our foundation, it is only fitting that we share some of the good times we've had with the NTCC.

PCF collaborated with NTCC in many ways. PCF received the 'Great Sustainability Projects' Award from the NTCC in 2016. We were the beneficiary of NTCC fundraising events such as the annual charity golf tournament and the NTCC Christmas lunch.

NTCC has also directly supported some of our projects. Renovating classrooms in the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC); food relief to villagers who were in need for 18 months in Ban Pha Lai; masks and sanitiser gel for 1.695 people in 500 families in remote areas in northern Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have benefited from their network โ€“ the NTCC has connected us with several sponsors. And best of all, NTCC has visited our projects to see the activities with their own eyes.

Thank you to all the NTCC members for all your support. Wishing you all the best for the next 30 years!
#sponsoring
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๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ + ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ + ๐Ÿฒ = ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐ŸŽ‰
This year marks 30 years of NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce, 10 years of Philanthropy Connections Foundation and 6 years of collaboration. Definitely worth celebrating!
So, while we have been looking back at each of the 10 years of our foundation, it is only fitting that we share some of the good times weve had with the NTCC.
PCF collaborated with NTCC in many ways. PCF received the Great Sustainability Projects Award from the NTCC in 2016. We were the beneficiary of NTCC fundraising events such as the annual charity golf tournament and the NTCC Christmas lunch.
NTCC has also directly supported some of our projects. Renovating classrooms in the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC); food relief to villagers who were in need for 18 months in Ban Pha Lai; masks and sanitiser gel for 1.695 people in 500 families in remote areas in northern Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have benefited from their network โ€“ the NTCC has connected us with several sponsors. And best of all, NTCC has visited our projects to see the activities with their own eyes.
Thank you to all the NTCC members for all your support. Wishing you all the best for the next 30 years!
#Sponsoring

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Congratulationsโ€ผ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ A great milestone of service with the people and for the people ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thanks PCF, Sallo and team for a great collaboration and keep up the good work. See you soon at our 30th Anniversary galadiner ๐Ÿ˜‰

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