2014 Highlights

The R2G Annual Report 2014 is now available, but here are the juicy bits.

This year, a total of 800 children in 14 partner programs benefited from our services. This year we concentrated on solidifying partnerships and providing quality services to four core partners, who accounted for most of our work.

2014 Cover

The main focus of our programs in 2014 was supporting access to the Thai educational system. A total of 388 children received support from R2G to attend Thai schools.

We distributed more than 12,000 cartons of fortified soy milk, primarily to young children in day care and play sessions, helping to improve their nutrition and their lifelong ability to learn.

We distributed over 3,000 pairs of underwear, making sure that children go to school in comfort and dignity.

Over 700 children slept warmer at night thanks to a new blanket provided by R2G.

Through our cooperation with Burma Border Projects, we funded over 130 hours of psycho-social activities for children without parents.

2014 was a good year and we’ve been busy in 2015. Look for a new website that’s under development and should be ready this year. We’ve been busy delivering pads and soap and hygiene supplies, as well as underwear and blankets. We’ve also been working with the wonderful young leaders and Wide Horizons program in Mae Sot on a range of new projects for young people. There’s a lot to be excited about this year, and in the years to come.

Thanks to all the wonderful people who support the work at R2G. We function because of an amazing group of volunteers who provide their time and talents and who are dedicated to making the lives of children better in whatever way they can. Whether its a donation of $10 that buys a chicken for our new chicken farm or the moment it takes to forward this message onto a friend and spread the word, every little bit counts, and for a child trying to get an education without a family, every blanket helps, every pair of shoes helps, every repair to the roof helps to make the world a little warmer and a little safer and a little bit better place to live.

Highlights from 2013


The R2G Annual Report 2013 is now available but here’s a quick view of the highlights from last year.
Annual Report Cover
In 2013, Room to Grow provided services to 1,513 children in 20 programs which feed, house and/or educate un-accompanied minors.

We worked with 49 volunteers over the course of the year, including partnering with World Education, to hand over nutrition programs, and with Wide Horizons school to implement new projects

Our co-founder, Jennifer Jones, received the Bakken Award from Medtronic Philanthropy for her work with Room to Grow as a person living with Type One Diabetes and an insulin pump.

Our programs enabled 175 Burmese migrant and refugee children to attend Thai schools, working towards a sustainable future for them in Thailand.

300 young women received pads, enabling them to attend school in comfort and with dignity, focusing on their education.

Our staff distributed over 500 blankets, more than 3,100 pairs of underwear and over 625 pairs of flip-flops.

The growing young minds and stomachs of Mae Sot consumed more than 19,000 kilograms of rice, and almost 19,000 eggs!

Our projects were managed by Myat Nobel Than in the field this year, who will unfortunately be leaving the field for the United States in early 2014. Her sister is being trained to continue on her excellent work.

We are looking forward to more interesting work in 2014. It will be interesting to see how the area around Mae Sot and Burma continue to develop and change as the political situation also changes. We will be continuing to deepen some of our existing partnerships, and to develop new partnerships. It will be an exciting year!


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