Transport for mobility restricted Burmese migrants

by Foundation for Education and Development (GHRE)
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Summary

Laws in South Thailand mean Burmese migrants face arrest & deportation if caught driving a vehicle, limiting access to basic needs. FED safely transports migrants to school, trainings & hospital.
$426
total raised
15
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The 150,000 migrants living in Phang Nga have had their ability to earn a living; access healthcare, education and food and water severely undermined, marginalizing them further from Thai society, maintaining a cycle of poverty and impeding our own ability to reach Burmese migrant communities. For migrants to access FED activities we must provide them with transportation & security. Truck and Thai driver hire, together with fuel, makes transportation our greatest, but most necessary, expense.

Solution

FED will provide the transportation of, or to, migrants with basic needs. This includes emergency hospital visits, community & Learning Center health checkups & health education, school run for 500 children & community vocational or Rights trainings.

Long-Term Impact

Improved access to education & healthcare will lead to the improved health & therefore increased life expectancy of 3000+ Burmese migrants; increased awareness of their legal rights and greater economic opportunities & independence for 1000 migrants.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.ghre.org
Burmese Migrants in Southern Thailand - ppt
Democratic Voice of Burma Article - GHRE & HIV
Facebook Site for GHRE-FED
Mobility Restriction & Provincial Law S. Thailand

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, Phang Nga Thailand

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