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Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community

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Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community
Literacy Education for Thai Minority Community

DEDPDC’s Community Learning Centre (CLC) classes are an important extension of the work we do here at DEPDC/GMS. These classes allow us to target a larger population of community members who are in need and want of education and awareness. CLC was created in 2005 as a way to provide human rights education, computer, literacy, and life skills training in both Thai and English. These classes are open to everyone and serve those who are at-risk of being trafficked; undocumented migrants, refugees, ethnic minorities, and other community members living in the Mae Sai area.


Two semesters ago we reported that our CLC teacher had an unfortunate family accident and had to take a permanent leave of absence. We have still been unable to find a replacement teacher. In addition to losing our CLC teacher, DEPDC and all of its programs have been closed due to Thai government COVID-19 regulations. It is with a heavy heart that we report the CLC program is still closed.


We will continue to do everything we can to reopen this program. In the meantime we ask that you help spread the word by sharing this update to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. When it is once again save to travel we will be looking for volunteers to help teach English speaking and literacy skills.  If you or someone you know are interested, you can find the application on our webpage under “Opportunities in Mae Sai.” It’s with the strong support of our community that we have faith CLC will once again be a thriving program.


To all past and present donors, thank you from everyone here at DEPDC/GMS. You continue to keep our mission and our hope alive.

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DEDPDC’s Community Learning Centre (CLC) classes are an important extension of the work we do here at DEPDC/GMS. These classes allow us to target a larger population of community members who are in need and want of education and awareness. CLC was created in 2005 as a way to provide human rights education, computer, literacy, and life skills training in both Thai and English. These classes are open to everyone and serve those who are at-risk of being trafficked; undocumented migrants, refugees, ethnic minorities, and other community members living in the Mae Sai area. 

Last semester we reported that our CLC teacher had an unfortunate family accident and was not able to continue teaching CLC classes. Sadly, she has had to take a permanent leave of absence. For a short period of time we had volunteers with us from China who were able to step in and hold classes for students. They were with us for the Chinese New Year and taught the students the Chinese alphabet and Chinese dance for 2 weeks. Since their departure, though, we have not been able to find a full time teacher and are heartbroken to report that we will have to close the CLC program. 

We will continue to do everything we can to reopen this program. In the meantime we ask that you help spread the word by sharing this update to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. We are looking for volunteers to help teach English speaking and literacy skills.  If you or someone you know are interested, you can find the application on our webpage under “Opportunities in Mae Sai.” It’s with the strong support of our community that we have faith CLC will once again be a thriving program. 

To all past and present donors, thank you from everyone here at DEPDC/GMS. You continue to keep our mission and our hope alive that through education and awareness we can prevent human trafficking and create a better world for everyone!

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DEDPDC’s Community Learning Centre (CLC) classes are an important extension of the work we do here at DEPDC/GMS. These classes allow us to target a larger population of community members who are in need and want of education and awareness. CLC was created in 2005 as a way to provide human rights education, computer, literacy, and life skills training in both Thai and English. These classes are open to everyone and serve those who are at-risk of being trafficked; undocumented migrants, refugees, ethnic minorities, and other community members living in the Mae Sai area. 

This is why we are sad to report that last semester we were unable to hold CLC classes. The teacher’s husband had an unfortunate accident that required her support of care and assistance. Because of the loss of the teacher we were unable to open classes. Classes will resume this next semester. All students and parents of the CLC eagerly await the opportunity to continue studying and learning and we are eager to continue the work of education and outreach. 

On behalf of all of the students at CLC, DEPDC/GMS would like to humbly thank you for your generous support. Your kind donations are proof in the belief that everyone – no matter their age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, or skill level – has the right to learn, thrive, and grow!

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The Community Learning Centre is one of several projects developed and implemented by DEPDC/GMS.  Since its founding in February 2005, the CLC has provided human rights education and literacy training to undocumented migrants, refugees, ethnic minorities, and other community members living along the Thai-Burmese border.  Traditionally the CLC has provided courses to a wide range of ages in various languages.  Due to a shortage in both monetary support and human resources, the CLC has had to reduce class types and sizes. 

Typically the CLC is run through a collaboration of DEPDC staff members, community tutors, and volunteers. With a lull in volunteers and current budget restraints Kru Mai, an MYN member and devoted former daughter of DEPDC/GMS, has taken on all of the responsibilities.  In the past CLC has provided literacy courses in Burmese, Thai, and English.  Currently, due to an unfortunate family accident Kru Mai, has had to step away from DEPDC to care for her loved ones.  With her departure, DEPDC was forced to stop the CLC classes for the foreseeable future.  We hope to open classes again to our community members and students, but are unsure of when this will be.  DEPDC continues to strive to be a sanctuary for youths seeking to further their education and work towards a better future.  Our heart is with Kru Mai and her family at this time.

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The Community Learning Centre is still in need of donations.  With increased funding we will be able to expand our classes and curriculum.

Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to help teach English speaking and literacy skills.  If you are interested, you can find the application on our webpage under “Opportunities in Mae Sai.” 

On behalf of all the staff members and children sincerely thank you for your support.  WIth your generous donations we are able to provide free education to at-risk children and youth in the border town of Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand. DEPDC/GMS could not do this without the kindness of people like you.

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The Community Learning Centre is one of several projects developed and implemented by DEPDC/GMS.  Since its founding in February 2005, the CLC has provided human rights education and literacy training to undocumented migrants, refugees, ethnic minorities, and other community members living along the Thai-Burmese border.  Traditionally the CLC has provided courses to a wide range of ages in various languages.  Due to a shortage in both monetary support and human resources, the CLC has had to reduce class types and sizes. 

Typically the CLC is run through a collaboration of DEPDC staff members, community tutors, and volunteers. With a lull in volunteers and current budget restraints Kruu Mai, an MYN member and devoted former daughter of DEPDC/GMS, has taken on all of the responsibilities.  In the past CLC has provided literacy courses in Burmese, Thai, and English.  Currently, the CLC is only capable of holding English classes.  During the evenings Kru Mai teaches two levels; primary and older students in one of the second floor classrooms of the Patak Half Day School.  These evening classes are at the heart of DEPDC’s mission.  Opening our doors during the evening enables children who must work during the day to continue their education. 

Support CLC

The Community Learning Centre is still in need of donations.  With increased funding we will be able to expand our classes and curriculum.

Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to help teach English speaking and literacy skills.  If you are interested, you can find the application on our webpage under “Opportunities in Mae Sai.”

On behalf of all  the staff members and children sincerely thank you for your support.  WIth your generous donations we are able to provide free education to at-risk children and youth in the border town of Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand. DEPDC/GMS could not do this without the kindness of people like you.

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DEPDC

Location: Mae Sai, Chiang Rai - Thailand
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Twitter: @DEPDCGMS
Project Leader:
Alinda Suya
Director of Mae Sai Projects
Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Thailand

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