Send Migrant Burmese and Thai Children to School

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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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


DEPDC Half Day School

Organization Information


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

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Thanks to 194 donors like you, a total of $32,058 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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