The R2G Annual Report 2013 is now available but here’s a quick view of the highlights from last year.
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!