Now that the 2010 – 2011 school year came has come to an end, I want to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the Burmese Community, our Board and staff for your generous support throughout the year. FED firmly believes that your ongoing cooperation will continue to improve the quality of FED’s educational activities in its energetic and enthusiastic future.
With your support this year we were able to continue running existing Learning Centers and gave educational opportunities to the majority of the children in the area as well as assisting their life security. This changed the life of the children from child labor to students. The parents are able to work well in the field because they are confident their children have a chance for studying at the learning centers.
FED's principal focus is providing access to education for the children of migrants. Our learning centers and nurseries are in need of long term funding and support so that they can continue to grow and improve in their delivery of education to these children.
In 2010 – 2011 Academic year, all learning centers and two nurseries opened for the school year on the 17th of May 2010. We provided teaching materials, stationeries and developed a curriculum for all students in our learning centers with the help of donations from GlobalGiving and other donors. We also arranged the transportation for all learning centers. At first it was difficult to control the number of students in the learning centers and to help them find self-discipline in the new centers, because their parents had been migrating to other places several times and then they had always taken their children with them. All students in our learning can study safely, because all the learning centers are situated in secure areas. The students adapted to discipline, studying and are happy in their classes.
In addition, your donations allowed us to employ new Thai and Burmese teachers for the 2010-2011 school year. Teachers in the learning centers have teaching undergone training in professional teaching, human rights, community organizing, child right and child protection. Additionally, they participated in several educational workshops. The Curriculum for the 2010 – 2011 school year included Burmese, English, Thai, Mathematics, Social Studies and Art.
In addition to their educational activities, our students also participated in a number of different integration activities throughout the year:
International Children Day
World Teacher Day Celebration
World Ethnic culture and Peace Day
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