Provide Education for 470 Burmese Migrant Children

May 25, 2010

Kids back to School

Dear Supporters,

You will be happy to know that the kids are delighted to be reunited with their friends and back at their migrant Learning Centre after their 2 month summer holiday.

Unlike most kids we know, these chlidren dread the holidays because they either have to work or there is nothing for them to do where they live, isolated from their friends in large rubber plantations or construction sites, they are bored and unstimulated. What is more, they are at great risk to all sorts of dangers in their environment such as dangerous work equipment and snakes. Often the children must be left unsupervised while their parents work hard to put food in their mouths.

Just days before the learnig centres reopened a student went missing whilst her parents were working and was found 3 days later killed and possibly raped. The FED legal aid team is working together with the Thai police on the case.

The Learning Centres that you support allow the chlidren not only to learn, but also to play and be supervised in a safe and secure area, free from these kind of threats. All the staff have undergone child protection, child rights and child-centered education training as well as health and first aid training. The chlidren are in very safe hands offering great peace of mind to parents and allowing the children to thrive and be happy.

The kids are so enthusiastic to be back at school and learning again it really makes you smile.

On behalf of the children and their parents A big BIG Thank you to all of you for helping to make this happen.


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Project Leader

Sandra Arboleda

Phang Nga, Thailand

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