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: €5.170 ($5.590)
Total Beneficiaries:102
 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, then in 2021-22 increased again to eleven to accommodate additional classes. The eleven 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 | 2022 – 2023 | 193.375 THB
  • Gerard de Blok | 2021 – 2022 | 149.175 THB
  • 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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๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ž๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ (๐—ž๐—๐—ฆ๐—ฅ๐—–).

Last month, our project team, Adam and Earth, visited KJSRC with the goal of enhancing our coordination efforts for greater consistency. Their primary focus was to provide crucial updates on the camp's general conditions, covering aspects like air quality, water, daily life, and education. Moreover, they delved into the lives of Boarding House students and teachers involved in the Stipend for English Teachers project, aiming for a comprehensive understanding of their challenges and needs. Beyond assessment, Adam and Earth aimed to enhance educational practices and safety awareness within the camp. Their specific goals ranged from classroom management training to advocating for safety measures like helmet usage.

Through their efforts, we're striving to improve project implementation and ensure the holistic growth of the camp's residents.

#KJSRC #communitysupport #refugee
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๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ž๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ (๐—ž๐—๐—ฆ๐—ฅ๐—–).
Last month, our project team, Adam and Earth, visited KJSRC with the goal of enhancing our coordination efforts for greater consistency. Their primary focus was to provide crucial updates on the camps general conditions, covering aspects like air quality, water, daily life, and education. Moreover, they delved into the lives of Boarding House students and teachers involved in the Stipend for English Teachers project, aiming for a comprehensive understanding of their challenges and needs. Beyond assessment, Adam and Earth aimed to enhance educational practices and safety awareness within the camp. Their specific goals ranged from classroom management training to advocating for safety measures like helmet usage.
Through their efforts, were striving to improve project implementation and ensure the holistic growth of the camps residents.
#KJSRC #CommunitySupport #RefugeeImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Well done guys. Comprehensive hands on PCF support as usual.

๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ'๐˜€ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜!

Thanks to Colengo for their generous donation of two large lockers for the children at the boarding house in Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (and for covering the transportation costs!) The children now have somewhere to safely store their belongings.

Sai Bee, the boarding house coordinator, took a few of the children with him to pick up the lockers so they could have a very rare trip to Chiang Mai. They had time for a trip to the zoo, followed by a stop at our office (which surprisingly they loved - videos to follow soon!).

Thank you, Colengo for making this special for them!

#colengo #KJSRC #gratitude #supporters #sponsor #Donor
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๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜€ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜!
Thanks to Colengo for their generous donation of two large lockers for the children at the boarding house in Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (and for covering the transportation costs!) The children now have somewhere to safely store their belongings. 
Sai Bee, the boarding house coordinator, took a few of the children with him to pick up the lockers so they could have a very rare trip to Chiang Mai. They had time for a trip to the zoo, followed by a stop at our office (which surprisingly they loved - videos to follow soon!). 
Thank you, Colengo for making this special for them!
#colengo #KJSRC #Gratitude #Supporters #sponsor #donorImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜-๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜! ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ’ฐ

After talking to Sai Vijit, the project manager at Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp, we realised how important it is to take care of textbooks and printing materials, especially with the rainy season coming up.

By using sustainable practices like weatherproofing we can reduce the need for constantly replacing books and materials. This eco-friendly approach doesn't just save money but also leads to better educational outcomes for students as they are not spending time fixing textbooks. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒณ

Every Euro we save is a Euro that can be invested into empowering more students and communities with education. Embracing cost-effectiveness allows us to maximise our impact. Join us in promoting sustainable solutions for #EducationForAll!

Thank you all for your support.

#EducationProgress #sustainability ]
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๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜-๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜! ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ’ฐ 
After talking to Sai Vijit, the project manager at Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp, we realised how important it is to take care of textbooks and printing materials, especially with the rainy season coming up.
By using sustainable practices like weatherproofing we can reduce the need for constantly replacing books and materials. This eco-friendly approach doesnt just save money but also leads to better educational outcomes for students as they are not spending time fixing textbooks. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒณ
Every Euro we save is a Euro that can be invested into empowering more students and communities with education. Embracing cost-effectiveness allows us to maximise our impact. Join us in promoting sustainable solutions for #EducationForAll!
Thank you all for your support.
#EducationProgress #Sustainability ]Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
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