13 per cent of migrant children aged 5 -12 years old are acutely malnourished (2009).
" I'm a new student. I attend Grade 7. I am very weak in Thai and English. I don't understand Burmese. For many subjects, the teachers speak to me in Burmese and I can't understand. My problem is I'm lazy and sleepy in the class so I couldn't study well. I read everything by heart, but I don't understand the meaning of it, so I can't memorize the information. I am very shy to talk with my teacher to explain my problems. However I'm happy to stay here and study. I think, next year I will improve my Burmese. I am very happy in this dormitory because all of my friends love me." - KKS, Moon Garden Dormitory, November 2010.
portraits – Mu Dah Chee
I am 10 years old. My favourite subject is English and my favourite food is mango.
My parents are farmers and they live in Burma. The last time I saw them was three years ago.