Project Type

Migrants/Refugees


Project: Boarding house for Shan youth
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 15  Children
Project Cycle: May 2016 - April 2017
Annual Budget: €6.779  ($7.697)

The boarding house offers up to 20 children an environment that is as close to a normal family life as possible. They attend the local Thai school and learn English, Shan, Burmese and computer skills at the camp in the evenings. Full Details


Project: Care for two children
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 2  children
Project Cycle: April 2016 – ongoing
Annual Budget: €2.345  ($2.770)
Project Type: ,

Two very young children, due to very unfortunate circumstances, lost the care of their parents. Mary Sweet Home Orphanage took them in and provides them with a loving and supportive home. Full Details


Project: Donation of winter clothes
Partner: Chiang Mai International Rotary Club
Location: Chiang Mai province ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 500  children, adults and refugees
Project Cycle: November 2015 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €0 (Donations in-kind)  ($0)

In 2015, the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC) approached us for a project to receive their yearly donation of clothes. Aware of the situation in Koung Jor, we proposed to CMIRC that they donate winter clothing to the camp. Full Details


Project: Emergency food support
Partner: KJSRC
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: over 400  refugees
Project Cycle: November 2017 - December 2017
Annual Budget: €31.800  ($38.150)

In October, food support was cut off by another aid organisation to more than 6.000 Shan refugees living in six different camps - including our partner, Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC). However, thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors, especially the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, we are able to help out with the food shortage in KJSRC, by providing food as needed until funding is restored. Full Details


Project: English language programme at orphanage
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 70 - 75  students
Project Cycle: January 2016 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €4.951  ($6.154)
Project Type: ,

An English language programme is running for orphans and children living in Piang Luang village. Students learn language skills that will give them the opportunity to further their education at a vocational training centre or tertiary institution and increase their job options. Full Details


Project: Food and medicine
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90  students, teachers and volunteers
Annual Budget: €15.919  ($17,452)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education but without food and medicine many of the poorest students would not be able to attend. Full Details


Project: Karenni chilli making
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90  students
Project Cycle: TBD
Annual Budget: €50.000 (setting up costs: €32.500 / 1-yr running costs: €17.500)  ($59.700)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. The centre is dependent on external support. To make the project self-sustainable, we work together with them to develop their home made product ‘Karenni chilli paste’ and bring it to scale. Full Details


Project: Loi Sarm Sip School
Partner: Fortune Community Health Group
Location: Loi Sarm Sip ,
Sponsorship Started: 2018
Total Beneficiaries: 27  students
Project Cycle: June 2018 - May 2020
Annual Budget: €9.000  ($10.470)

Located near the Thai-Burma border, Loi Sarm Sip school educates children from kindergarten to primary school. This project provides for the basic educational needs, school running costs, teacher salaries, and one meal per day for the 27 students. Full Details


Project: New boys dormitory building
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 18  students
Project Cycle: April 2017 – June 2017
Annual Budget: €4.234  ($4.754)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Thanks to our overall support they can welcome more eligible students. To accommodate them we built a new dormitory. Full Details


Project: Stipend for English teachers
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: over 100  students and teachers
Project Cycle: September 2016 – ongoing
Annual Budget: €3.820  ($4,235)
Project Type: ,

In Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp the leadership set up English classes to increase the opportunities for the children in the community once they are able to leave the camp. A small stipend for the teachers secures the continuity of this important programme. Full Details


Project: Strengthening Capacity of Border Karen Schools and Teachers in Karen State
Partner: Friends Without Borders (FWB) Foundation
Location: Ta Graeh, Karen State ,
Sponsorship Started: 2018
Total Beneficiaries: 53 (650)  teachers (students)
Project Cycle: 1st Nov 2019 - 31st Oct 2020
Annual Budget: €47.243  ($51.900)

By strengthening the capacity of Karen teachers in eight targeted schools, this project helps to support the well-being and quality of life for 650 border children and communities in conflict-affected areas on the Thai-Myanmar border. Full Details


Project: Supplementary scholarships for Shan youth
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 9  students
Project Cycle: May 2016 - April 2017
Annual Budget: €510  ($575)
Project Type: ,

Shan scholarship students are supported with supplementary scholarships that cover their basic living costs such as clothing, hygienic needs and food. With the aid of academic and supplementary scholarships students have a better chance of succeeding in school, improving their livelihoods and helping their communities. Full Details


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