Educate 140 Refugees on The Thai-Burma Border

Jan 30, 2014

Initial Report

Local monks attending English class
Local monks attending English class

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your generous donation towards this project. We have yet to receive your donation from GlobalGiving, however as this was a continuation of the previous year’s project, we have been able to fund 3 months worth of stipends for the following Koung Jor resident teachers:

$274 for the Educational Coordinator

$225 for the Computer Teachers

$225 for the Burmese Teachers

$140 for the English Teacher

We are also very happy to announce that one of the students from the refugee camp has been accepted into a vocational school in Chiang Mai to further develop his Information Technology skills. He mentioned to the TBF Education Coordinator that he would not have been able to achieve this without the extra computer classes that donors like you help us support.

Evening classes for the children have continuously proved popular amongst the community residents as highlighted in this quote from Kam Nu - a 13-year-old girl from Koung Jor:

‘We used to not have much to do after attending day school. But now with evening classes I get to learn languages and computer skills. I still have enough time to talk to my friends and play together’.

We hope that you follow this project’s progression and are confident that other students like Kam Nu will have the opportunities available to further their education.

Many thanks,

Tom Rosen – Co-Director/Project Manager

Note: The Branch Foundation pursues the highest degree of care and protection for each of its beneficiaries. To protect the identity of the people on this project, names have been changed and pictures do not necessarily represent community residents.

Evening computer class
Evening computer class
Students taking Burmese language test outside
Students taking Burmese language test outside


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Project Leader

Tom Rosen

Project Manager
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand

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