We are committed to helping displaced and migrant children in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma), working closely with our partners on the front with regular visits to our projects.
We invest directly in emergency aid in Thailand and Myanmar. Leveraging teams on the ground, emergency aid is delivered, supplying clothing, blankets, food and medicine to people in need. Following devastating floods, we helped support the rebuilding of rice fields undergirding a local, independent food supply.
Together with HWF and Philanthropy Connections we likewise invest in projects outside of their regular budget, such as the rebuilding of infrastructure following natural catastrophes, supplying schools with equipment, building hospitals, school huts, fountains and sanitary stations.
Teachers often drive the children back and forth to school, sometimes consuming up to 8 hours a day purely for transport. Some of the vehicles are in a miserable condition while the teachers lack the necessary funds for repairs. We supply new, safe vehicles or finance the transport via bus.
Mae La refugee camp is one of the larger refugee camps on the border of Myanmar where children lacking refugee status receive little official help. We support these children through HWF by supplying them with clothing, blankets, shoes, rice, fruit, vitamins, calcium, and hygiene articles. At the same time we help support the local school system.
Health Post Km33 named in tribute to the baby boy that died in a school bus accident in 2013, provides a safe place 33 Km from Mae Sot where women can give birth and bring their babies for healthcare.
The station has two rooms, is free of insects and is equipped with a clean tile floor. The electricity is provided by solar energy, and the sanitary facilities are separate.
Through the Organization Philanthropy Connections we support the ‘Winter Packages’ action which helps run ‘Creating Balance Thailand’ (CBT). This foundation supplies those living in mountain villages in the north of Thailand (where the temperature can drop below freezing in winter) with blankets and warm clothing, which many families cannot afford.
A married couple runs the orphanage in Mae Sot and work regular jobs on the side in order to fund the operation. We partially support the special needs for fruit, vitamins, milk, detergent, and other items. The older children attend the state school during the day. For the most part the children take care of themselves.
The schoolchildren of the Hope School belong to a minority group in Thailand, the Hmong, who migrated to Thailand from China over 2000 years ago. An idiosyncrasy of the school is its’ location in the middle of a bamboo forest. The parents of the children are farm workers from the close vicinity. Many of the children suffer from malnutrition. We support in coordination with Help Without Frontiers (HWF) the supply of basics such as blankets, clothing, vitamins, fruit and milk. In addition we financed a new schoolhouse.
The Hope School was taken over by HWF in 2016 as it was abandoned by its former organization. Many NGOs have begun to invest directly in Myanmar (Burma) leading to a lack of financial support on the border of northern Thailand. HWF is one of the few organizations that has remained. Often the remaining organizations lack sufficient funds to continue their work and are financially strained.
We support the Su Kho Thai School which lies far outside of Mae Sot through HWF. We finance salaries, transport, buildings and equipment.
This small school we launched together with HWF for the children of workers in the fields nearby. We financed a fountain for the provision of clean water to the community.
The New Blood School is a larger school in Mae Sot for Burmese migrant children. We provide emergency help as needed and finance the salaries. Since 2016 HWF supports the school as part of an emergency program.
The Km42 school belonging to HWF is for migrant children and lies 42 Km from Mae sot.
Tomato Village is an English school supported through Philanthropy Connections in the North of Thailand on the Burmese border. The school children belong to minority hill tribes from the north of Thailand attending the official state schools during the day and visiting Tomato Village in order to learn English as an extracurricular activity.
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