Foundation for Education and Development (GHRE)

The primary goal is to make available a safe and equitable environment for Burmese migrant workers in southern Thailand whilst promoting education and development opportunities for migrant children and disadvantaged adults in southern Thailand.
Jan 24, 2012

FED Education Activities September to December

Dear Supporters, 

FED’s drive for providing an education to Burmese migrants is so that education can be used as a tool to break the cycle of poverty that afflicts these children and their parents. Most of the families of migrant children have themselves received little or no education and as such it is extremely difficult for them to find any work other than low paid, unskilled labor jobs. The jobs that migrants tend to do in Thailand are referred to as the 3 D’s; Dirty, dangerous and difficult. These worksites usually include rubber plantations, construction sites, fisheries and sawmills. Providing a learning space for the children not only improves their future prospects but it also keeps them safe from harm by removing them from dangerous worksite environments. This also offers peace of mind to busy working parents.

Without education this cycle of poverty will continue. Providing Burmese migrant children with an education also means that the time at which they enter the labor force is delayed, and when they do begin to work, we hope that a good education will provide them with the skills to demand better job opportunities and a decent living wage. 

A word of thanks is in order to you, our globalgiving supporters for your benevolence towards Burmese migrant children and your generous support of FED’s efforts. FED is confident that a continuing partnership will result in brighter outcomes for the Burmese migrant children of Phang Nga Province.  Attached you will find a complete report of our educational activities from September to December 2011.  

Once again, on Behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and Burmese community we thank ALL of you for your support.

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Dec 8, 2011

December 2011 WEDA Update

October-December 2011
October-December 2011

FED and WEDA would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to those who have generously contributed to the Women’s Education and Development Association’s Global Giving campaign, aimed at providing educational workshops for Burmese migrant women in Thailand. 

Because of your support, WEDA has been able to continue hosting three Women Exchanges every month.  During the most recent Exchange in Kuraburi on December 6th, the women spoke with FED’s Medic about health related issues, concerns and preventative measures.  In addition, computer-training classes have been offered to help improve the women’s computer literacy, providing them with new work opportunities.

As WEDA continues to raise awareness and provide new opportunities for these women, we hope that during this holiday season, you will ask your family and friends for a donation on your behalf, to the WEDA Holiday Campaign.  Please continue to make a difference in the lives of Burmese migrant women!

Holiday Campaign
Holiday Campaign
Oct 12, 2011

Update on Education Activities

On behalf of FED and the local Burmese migrant community, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to those who have generously contributed to the GlobalGiving project aimed at providing education for Burmese children. Burmese migrants in the Phang-Nga province move frequently as a necessity of the labor they do and as a result their children have trouble gaining a consistent education. This lack of cohesion leads to a disruption in their studies and many of the students have trouble with self discipline when they are constantly moving to a new school. By providing learning centers at many of the migrant working communities in the area FED has established a safe environment where students can learn from a standard curriculum, regardless of which learning center they attend. Additionally, next year a unified learning center will open, combining many of the learning centers and providing students with an even more cohesive and supported education.

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