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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Ann Amann, a long time supporter joined Sallo and Christine Peter with several friends on a recent visit to KJSRC. Ann, Meta Rosenkrantz, Yolanda Schurtenberger, Verena Arigoni, Gisela Hebermehl and Christine brought the donations they had collected earlier - small gifts, stationery, healthy snacks and some clothes.

We're so glad when our supporters can see exactly where their money is spent and the beneficial impact it has!

Also recently, Nienke Pundt and Mijke Peeters (2 interns from NHL Stenden) joined Sallo to drop off the clothes and toiletries donated by Rob Waardenburg.

William Persson, another long time supporter and videographer, was there to make a video about our cooperation with Monsoon Tea on 'Communitea' (a profit share arrangement whereby we receive 20% of the sales).

We're looking forward to his video!

Read more about the project here: philanthropyconnections.org/partner/kjsrc

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Ann Amann, a long time supporter joined Sallo and Christine Peter with several friends on a recent visit to KJSRC. Ann, Meta Rosenkrantz, Yolanda Schurtenberger, Verena Arigoni,  Gisela Hebermehl and Christine brought the donations they had collected earlier - small gifts, stationery, healthy snacks and some clothes.
Were so glad when our supporters can see exactly where their money is spent and the beneficial impact it has!
Also recently, Nienke Pundt and Mijke Peeters (2 interns from NHL Stenden) joined Sallo to drop off the clothes and toiletries donated by Rob Waardenburg.
William Persson, another long time supporter and videographer, was there to make a video about our cooperation with Monsoon Tea on Communitea (a profit share arrangement whereby we receive 20% of the sales).
Were looking forward to his video!
Read more about the project here: https://philanthropyconnections.org/partner/kjsrc
#kjsrc

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The students from the American Pacific International School - APIS collected clothes and dolls to donate to the children in the boarding house at Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp. They used their new sewing skills to create a blanket, using some of the clothes that could not be donated.

And this past weekend, Sallo along with William Persson, Nienke Pundt and Mijke Peeters (2 interns from NHL Stenden) took their donations to the children and teenagers in the camp.

On behalf of all the children we would like to thank you for the effort you made - it was well received!

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On 23rd December, long time supporter Mr. Hans van den Born, Executive Director of the NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce, his wife Pui Chatchaya and their children visited Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (this is the third project Hans visited in the past 2 years).

As part of the visit Hans handed over the THB 20.000 raised at the NTCC Christmas lunch to Sai Vijit, the camp’s Education Coordinator, for the camp to use where they most need it.

Hans and his family came prepared - with toys and clothes they had collected for the 55 children in the camp.

We would like to thank Hans and the NTCC for all the support they have given us over the past few years.

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