Fire Destroys Four Migrant School Boarding Houses – Mae Sot Authorities Investigating Cause

February 27, 2015  •  Author: S’Phan Shaung

Four boarding houses of the Children Development Center (CDC), a migrant school on the Thai border town of Mae Sot, burnt to the ground on Wednesday, February 25, leaving homeless 62 male students who were living and studying at the school. Saw Elijah, administrator of the b... Read more ►

Migrant Schools Forced To Close As International Donors Withdraw

February 16, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Parents and education service providers of migrant communities in the Thai border town of Mae Sot are struggling to continue sending their children to school. Migrant education organisations told Karen News that the closure of migrant schools is caused by withdrawal of fundi... Read more ►

1,000 Migrant Children Support Anti-Child Trafficking Day

December 17, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

On global anti-child trafficking day, Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Burma border hosted an event called, To stop child trafficking, invest for the children’s future. The event was was attended by as many as 1,000 children from local migrant schools. “This event was held to ... Read more ►

Thai Ministry of Education Officials Visit Migrant School in Mae Sot

December 3, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

An official delegation team from the Thai Ministry of Education paid a visit to a Mae Sot migrant school located on the Thai border to learn about the situation of migrant education. The six member-delegation-team led by Mr. Keeransat Sithisan from an office under the Minist... Read more ►

Migrant Schools Struggle To Keep Going As International Funders Pull Out

August 28, 2014  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung

The reduction in funds from international donors to the Thai-Burma border areas is threatening to close Burmese migrant schools. Schoolteachers at the migrants learning centers on the border claim that they will be unable to continue to teach as they are currently struggling... Read more ►

Migrant school educates a new generation from Burma

August 17, 2014  •  Author: Tran Thien Kinh

The chatter of four teenaged Buddhist monks dressed in bright saffron robes breaks the silence of the morning peace, as they walk hand in hand the short distance from the Wat Nong Bua Burapha temple to a cluster of ramshackle buildings known as the New Blood School. Located ... Read more ►

Mae Sot Migrant Worker Campaign To Stop Dengue Kicks Off

August 12, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Community health workers in the Thai border town of Mae Sot have developed a health education campaign under the banner of Stop Dengue – Protect Your Family! Health workers said that the aim of the campaign is to combat the spread of the mosquito borne infection among the ... Read more ►

Laos, Burma and Cambodia Back Thai Labor Policies

July 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Officials from Burma, Laos and Cambodia gave their support to new Thai labor policies on regulating migrant workers. The new policies drafted by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) are intended to reduce problems and protect workers’ rights and conditions. The... Read more ►

Exiled by HIV/AIDS, Patients Speak Out

July 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

An estimated 38 million people are living with HIV globally. Half a million of those are in Thailand and a further 200,000 in Burma. Yet HIV is treated with harsh stigma in the two countries, where people suffer discrimination, are abused – some kill themselves. People... Read more ►

Monk Donates 10,000 Textbooks to Migrants and Displaced schools

June 17, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Abbot from Dhamaduta monastery in Wanat Chaung village, Hmawbi Township, Yangon donated more than 10,000 sets of Burma school textbooks to Mae Sot based migrant learning centers and schools in displaced communities along the Thai Burma border. Ko Zaw Thu Ra, who made th... Read more ►

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