Empower ethnic Burmese refugees through education

 
$5,207
$543
Raised
Remaining
Jun 5, 2013

Meet Sai Noom!

Some of the children in the camp ready for school
Some of the children in the camp ready for school

We’d like to introduce you to Sai Noom, a teenage boy at the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp on the Thai-Burma Border.  When violence broke out in Shan State, Burma, Sai Noom and his family fled the region and settled at Koung Jor with hundreds of other refugees.  Since then, Sai Noom has lost both of his parents, but remains fervently hopeful for a brighter future.

Sai Noom joins the other Koung Jor youth in attending a local Thai school during the day, where they previously struggled to keep up and fit in due to their different origins.  Through funding from The Branch Foundation, Koung Jor can provide extra English lessons and computer classes for the students at the Camp in the evening.  In a recent thank you video, Sai Noom expresses his gratitude to the generous donors like you who have helped create invaluable opportunities for him and his peers.  In his own words, he says “[Because of this project], I can learn English and attend Computer classes. I would like to thank all you donors.”

On June 12, 2013, GlobalGiving will be holding a Bonus Day, where they will match all donations made to our Education Project by 40%! This Bonus Day, you can help us continue to further educate Sai Noom and his fellow students in the Koung Jor community. Bonus Day begins at 9:00 AM EST (see this time in your timezone).  We thank you all for the invaluable support you have already given to this project, and hope that you continue to join our team in this vital endeavor!

With the greatest appreciation,

Tom Rosen and The Branch Foundation Team 

One of the computer classes in action
One of the computer classes in action
The children on their way to the local school
The children on their way to the local school

Links:

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

donate now:

Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by The Branch Foundation that needs your help, such as:

Project Leader

Tom Rosen

Project Manager
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand

Where is this project located?