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Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School

by BEAM Education Foundation
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School
Help 18 Marginalized Youths Finish High School

Summary

BEAM Education Foundations supports Burmese migrants to earn their high school diplomas and apply to university. We and our generous partners are already supporting 34 students in their living and schooling costs, but we are short on exam funding for 18 students.

$7,400
total goal
$946
remaining
13
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

There are an estimated 3 million Myanmar migrants and refugees living in Thailand. Some of these migrant youths are able to study in refugee camps, local villages, or temple schools. However, because these schools are unaccredited, unfortunately many of their students cannot qualify to enter university. Lack of education leads to lack of opportunities, which is one of the main problems migrant populations face.

Solution

BEAM finds and recruits smart, motivated migrant students, provides classes and tutoring, and helps them pass the American GED exam for high school equivalency. Students study the core math, science, social studies, and language arts subjects and also participate in volunteer, leadership, and cultural exchange activities. Our students leave BEAM with a GED diploma that is widely recognized by universities as well as the skills to thrive in their further studies, work, and lives.

Long-Term Impact

BEAM has directly impacted over 200 students since 2010. Our students gain the confidence and skills to create their own opportunities, and join a community that prioritizes life-long learning. This has both an individual and societal impact. Our students diversify classrooms, volunteer, promote migrant rights, and motivate other youths to stay in school. After graduating from university, many of our students return to Myanmar to work and help lead the next generation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​beamedu.org/​
BEAM GED Program project page
Notes from our partners at Rotary
BEAM in the media

Organization Information

BEAM Education Foundation

Location: Chiang Mai - Thailand
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Kyaw Kyaw Min Htut
Chiang Mai, Thailand
$6,454 raised of $7,400 goal
 
13 donations
$946 to go
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