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Burma is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world. Besides the majority Burman people, the borders of Burma are home to 135 ethnic minority groups.
Decades of persecution by the Burmese government upon these ethnic minority groups eventually led to civil war between the Burmese military and these indigenous peoples in 1948.
This is currently the world’s longest ongoing civil war. Tens of thousands of people have been forced to take refuge on the Thai-Burmese border. This year, escalating conflicts since the military coup on February 1st, 2021 has led to further displacement of these ethnic groups.
About 150,000 people remain in the refugee camps today.
In times of marginalization and crisis, education has always been a source of stability and hope for a better future.
Our mission is to empower refugee and migrant youth by securing the right of education. We’re supporting five post-secondary schools on the Thai-Myanmar border, where students are building the skills they need to make a difference within their communities.
“I am currently learning the teaching process, but I don’t want to be a teacher. But one thing I know is if one day if I become a doctor, an engineer, a politician - I will have to teach to share my knowledge to my new generation.”
“I have realized that my thinking is changing which leads me to be a good leader. I want to say there is quote said ‘people who do not change their thinking cannot change anything in their lives.’ So, I am willing to become the one who is able to change the community’s thought.”
“I believe that I have changed as a person during my time at school…I learned I must be able to not avoid difficulty as a leader.”
48,200 USD or around 378,300 HKD
Ensures access to education for 773 students by providing classroom supplies, supporting 69 school staff with teaching stipends, and covers the remaining operational costs of the schools.
Donations of any value are greatly appreciated by us and the refugee and migrant students and teachers!