Send Migrant Burmese and Thai Children to School

Nov 18, 2009

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Dear friends,

Once again, the children and staff of DEPDC want to say a really big thank you to everybody who has helped us with their generous donations.

We realize that the world is currently in an economic crisis which is affecting everybody, including us. Despite this, you have still helped us and we would like to stress that it’s your help that allows us to continue helping these children and their families.

The children we are targeting with this project are those who are unable to attend a government school for various reasons. Some of them simply cannot afford the fees or the uniform, others have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS and have nobody to guide them or take care of them, let alone fund them for school.

These children are often forced to beg for money on the street so they can eat and help feed their families. This puts them at a significant risk to be trafficked and exploited.

Our Half Day School provides free education, (both academia and life skills training), food, transportation to and from home or help with accommodation in a safe and caring environment. Children who attend the half day school are safe in our care thus the risk of them being exploited or trafficked is reduced significantly.

Most recently since the economic crisis struck, your support via Global Giving has been paramount to the continuation of our work for the children currently studying here, as well as the new children who we are currently being introduced to our program.

It is often the simplest of things that can make the children happy, such as being able to have their first school uniform, (which they wear proudly and with a huge smile on their face!) or being given new stationary whilst being able to learn new things. Both the uniforms and stationary are funded by your donations via Global Giving.

Please take a look at the new pictures uploaded on our Global Giving page, these were taken recently of the children who have benefited from your help.

We are getting closer to our goal, but we are not there yet, there are still children out there who need your help. So we ask you to please keep up your good work and be assured that your donations are truly appreciated by everybody here, especially the children you are saving.

Remember that just one Dollar or Pound buys a good meal for 2 children, imagine what more can do.

Again, from all the children and staff at DEPDC, thank you for your help and please feel free to add any comments or questions.

  • Miriam E
    Miriam E Thank you very much for this update, which makes it so clear what you are doing, and how important your work is for these vulnerable children! May you continue to be successful and prosper in the valuable work that you do each and every day!
    • 7 years ago
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Location: Mae Sai, Chiang Rai - Thailand
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 $32,289 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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