Support Karenni IDP schools & Humanitarian Assistance

Support Karenni IDP schools & Humanitarian Assistance

Project Details

Project:Karenni School Power
Location:Eastern Demoso Township, Karenni State,
Sponsorship Started:2021
Duration:1st June 2022 - 31st January 2023
Budget: €33,444 ($35,892)
Total Beneficiaries:723 (41)
 students (teachers)

Summary

The Karenni SchoolPower initiative, a collaborative partnership between Friends Without Borders (FWB) and Philanthropy Connections Foundation (PCF), is dedicated to addressing the critical humanitarian and educational needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and schools in Karenni State, Myanmar. The region has been significantly affected by political instability and ongoing conflict, resulting in a severe lack of financial support for Karenni schools.

Background

The project’s core objectives included promoting the well-being of teachers by ensuring they received the necessary care and encouragement and providing essential school materials for effective teaching. The initiative aimed to address the nutritional requirements of both students and teachers by helping provide food.

This comprehensive approach was aimed at creating the best learning environment possible in the extremely challenging conditions. As part of this ongoing commitment, support was extended to an additional two schools within Karenni State, where both educational and humanitarian assistance were consolidated over an 8-month period.

Goals and Results

Despite the ongoing conflict, all Karenni IDP schools operated to the best of their ability. In Demoso Township, five schools with a total of 1.348 students briefly closed just a month after reopening due to mortar shell attacks from the Myanmar army. However, these schools quickly reopened, providing education for children until the end of the semester. When shelling occurred, teachers and children sought shelter in the forests, resuming classes when it was safe. In 2022, both Daw Ta Myay and Daw Nyay Khu schools managed to remain open for the entire 8-month period, with occasional interruptions due to security concerns.

Teaching took place in both shelters and forest settings. All teachers underwent internal training by STF, covering teaching methods, subject training, and specific skills required for emergency education, including evacuation and child protection. Many teachers were newly recruited during 2021-2022, as most former young male teachers were engaged in security training and acted as IDP community security guards.

Sponsors

  • Chiang Mai International Rotary Club | 2022-23 | 15.000 THB
  • David Williams | 2022-23 | 850.000 THB
  • Goededoelen Markt | 2022-23 | 675 EUR
  • Gerard van Hal | 2022-23 | 100.000 THB
  • Rob Waardenburg | 2022-23 | 55.688 THB
  • Anonymous Donor | 2022-23 | 13.269 EUR
  • Willem Lamers and Erica Kroon | 2022-23 | 1.429,96 EUR
  • Howard Katz | 2022-23 | 142.50 USD

What's Been Happening Recently

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ'๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ'๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†!

On this special day, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the committed educators, who are shaping the future of children, not only within our borders but also across the globe.

Philanthropy Connections is delighted to support educational projects that empower and uplift more than 200 teachers across Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.

Through initiatives by our partners such as Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC), Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), Friends Without Borders (FWB), Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organisation (KAKO), Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC), Lahu Women Organization (LWO), and Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG), we aim to bring about positive changes in the lives of these unsung heroes and, through them, in the lives of the thousands of children they teach with enthusiasm and care.

Visit our website: philanthropyconnections.org/project_type/education/ to learn more about the impactful projects we've undertaken to enhance education and support our teachers. Your continued support fuels our mission to create a brighter and more equitable future through education.

#NationalTeachersDay #educationforall
... See MoreSee Less

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†!
On this special day, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the committed educators, who are shaping the future of children, not only within our borders but also across the globe.
Philanthropy Connections is delighted to support educational projects that empower and uplift more than 200 teachers across Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Through initiatives by our partners such as Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC), Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), Friends Without Borders (FWB), Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organisation (KAKO), Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC), Lahu Women Organization (LWO), and Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG), we aim to bring about positive changes in the lives of these unsung heroes and, through them, in the lives of the thousands of children they teach with enthusiasm and care.
Visit our website: https://philanthropyconnections.org/project_type/education/ to learn more about the impactful projects weve undertaken to enhance education and support our teachers. Your continued support fuels our mission to create a brighter and more equitable future through education.
#NationalTeachersDay  #EducationForAll

๐—”๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ณ. ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ....

The Ta K'paw's School serves 51 students, 5 teachers, and the 296 members of the local community and is part of the larger SchoolPower project we support. The school was originally built with very little money available so had to use old materials. These didn't last long and once the floors starting crumbling and the roof fell apart, the school principle requested urgent help. But only for a new roof - fearing a request for more would be too much to ask.

The school definitely needed a new and expanded building so thanks to our generous sponsor, Micha Richter, the building was completed with help from the whole village, in 3 short months.

Many thanks, Michael Richter (Micha) Your support has enabled 51 students to continue their education!

๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜:
shorturl.at/kmBE2

#newschoolbuilding #supporteducation #schoolpower #friendswithoutborders #fwb

If you like the work we're doing, please like and share this story.
... See MoreSee Less

๐—”๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ณ. ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ....
The Ta Kpaws School serves 51 students, 5 teachers, and the 296 members of the local community and is part of the larger SchoolPower project we support. The school was originally built with very little money available so had to use old materials. These didnt last long and once the floors starting crumbling and the roof fell apart, the school principle requested urgent help. But only for a new roof - fearing a request for more would be too much to ask.
The school definitely needed a new and expanded building so thanks to our generous sponsor, Micha Richter, the building was completed with help from the whole village, in 3 short months.
Many thanks, Michael Richter (Micha) Your support has enabled 51 students to continue their education!
๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜:
https://shorturl.at/kmBE2
#NewSchoolBuilding #SupportEducation #SchoolPower #FriendsWithoutBorders #FWB
If you like the work were doing, please like and share this story.
โ€” OR โ€”
โ€” OR โ€”