focus on the future

(formerly Educational Support and Income Generation Programs)

Focusing on children’s future means supporting children’s ability to access quality educational programs today. In some cases that means providing funding for schools to operate, such as school rent or electricity costs. In other cases, it means purchasing uniforms and paying school fees in order for children to access the Thai educational system.

Room to Grow has sponsored the costs of sending Burmese children into Thai schools for the past two years and will continue to seek out new opportunities to do so in the upcoming year. Often small fixed costs, such as a uniform, are the only barrier between Burmese children and the Thai school system. Wherever possible, we will seek to eliminate that barrier so that children can learn to speak and read Thai and earn better paying jobs and a chance at Thai training centres, community colleges, non-formal education, and universities in the future.