This project provides free primary education and vocational skills training to 200 Burmese and Thai hill tribe children who could otherwise not attend school and are at risk of being trafficked.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Half Day School serves children most at risk of being trafficked into the sex industry or other exploitative forms of labor. Poverty, racial discrimination, and lack of citizenship documentation prevent them from going to school. At home they may face poor living conditions and sanitation, broken families, adults addicted to drugs, alcohol, and gambling, and pressure to work to supplement the family income to make ends meet or feed these adult addictions. Some commute from Burma each day.
How will this project solve this problem?
Students learn Thai, English, maths, science, & social studies, as well as vocational skills such as weaving, sewing, cooking, & microbusiness.They attend shops in dance, art, health, social skills, personal development, & child rights/safety.
Potential Long Term Impact
The Half Day School will provide holistic education and play for 200 migrant children, allowing them to study, learn a trade, and develop confidence and life skills that will prevent human trafficking due to economic need or deception.
Total Funding Received to Date: $32,058
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $32,058 . The original project funding goal was $30,000.