Provide Education for 470 Burmese Migrant Children

by Foundation for Education and Development (GHRE)
Vetted
Jun 11, 2012

1st Day of School

Congratulations GlobalGiving!  Your support and donors’ gifts have been instrumental in helping FED reach the goal of serving migrant children from Burma with quality education and safe and healthy environments in which to learn.

FED is pleased to announce the opening of two new learning centers within just the past month.  The New Unified Learning Center in Khao Lak and the Mulberry-FED Learning Center in Kuraburi will educate approximately 470 students, ages 3-17 in Thailand’s Phang Nga Province.  

The Unified Learning Center in Khao Lak celebrated its opening May 9 and began classes on June 5. Currently, 320 students are enrolled for courses in English literacy, math, science, Thai and Burmese language as well as computer science.  Five learning centers have been consolidated into one Unified Learning Center, with core funding from Japan’s Umenohana restaurant group.  The former learning centers operated on rented land, many experiencing annual flooding of facilities which necessitated moving locations often during the school year to hold classes.  To maximize efficiencies in operations and provide a more quality education, the new Unified Learning Center was conceived and built.  Other major donors and partners include Annika Linden FoundationKhao Lak Community Appeal, Child’s Dream and Act Now Children’s Fund.

A collaborative education program alongside Andaman Discoveries, the Mulberry-FED learning center in Kuraburi has 6 classrooms for 150 students ages 3 to 14.  Six teachers, Burmese and Thai, will serve as core educators.   The Learning Center also includes a nursery for younger children and grades K-6.  Other major funding comes from Mulberry Public Relations and Act Now Children’s Fund.  The opening ceremony on June 5 was celebrated with student performances of traditional dance and attended by students, parents, community leaders, staff and volunteers.  Andaman Discoveries is a leader in sustainable travel and development in Thailand, enabling visitors and volunteers to support a community education, among other programs. 

Thanks again to GlobalGiving for your support.  Every gift helps sustain and grow a migrant child’s education. 

Visit the 2 links below to view some pictures and a very short video of the first day of school.

1st Day of School ULC

Nursery Students 1st Day of School

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Organization Information

Foundation for Education and Development (GHRE)

Location: Takuapa, Phang Nga - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​www.ghre.org
Project Leader:
Mark Del Greco
Development Director
Phang Nga, Thailand

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