Empower ethnic Burmese refugees through education

$5,207 $543
Raised Remaining
Dec 19, 2012

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Education

Girls at the refugee camp ready for school
Girls at the refugee camp ready for school

We at The Branch Foundation were truly amazed to see the response to this new project - especially during the October Bonus Day when your donatons raised over $1300 in under 12 hours. This meant that all donations made on that day were matched at 30% by GlobalGiving, ensuring that your generosity goes a little bit further!

One priority of the project is helping local teachers in the Shan Refugee Camp pass on their skills to the younger generation. Therefore, we recently transfered money to the Camp to provide stipends for both the computer teacher and the education/project coordinator for the next three months - $540 in total.

In January 2013, we will visit the camp and assess their current educational needs.  We will be sure allocate funding accordingly and keep you fully updated.

We recently spoke to Sai Leng, the Camp Leader, reagrding the project.  He highlighted the importance of education within the Shan Camp by saying: 

"The educational skills that The Branch Foundation has helped support are crucial for the future of our children".

We hope that you continue following us on our journey with the young residents of the refugee camp.  Please consider donating again or sharing this project with your friends and family to ensure that these vibrant children continue to thrive.  

As it's holiday season, consider celebrating by giving the gift of education in honor of a loved one via the following link:


Many thanks, and happy holidays! 

Tom Rosen and The Branch Foundation Team

Learning English by via the medium of music
Learning English by via the medium of music
Computer class at the refugee camp
Computer class at the refugee camp



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Tom Rosen

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand

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