26 results for tag: Thai-Burma border


Safe House for Orphaned and Abandoned Children

The Social Action for Women Safe House, this month’s blog focus, was one of Room to Grow’s first partners in the migrant community back in 2009. Although our project with them was small, providing regular deliveries of rice, yellow beans and eggs, we were struck by how much Social Action for Women (SAW) was doing for these children, and wanted to help more. Most of Room to Grow’s partners are boarding houses attached to migrant schools. These shelter and care mainly for children whose parents live far away, maybe in small Burmese villages with no school, in factories in Bangkok, or working in the fields, following the crops. Staying in a ...

Learning from Experience

I was really excited when I heard that we were going to visit to New Blood, which has been one of our great partner schools for two years. The school was founded by a Burmese migrant teacher in 2003 to aid Burmese migrant and refugee children who have little chance to study in Thailand. There are about 450 students including 172 boarding students attending this school. I interviewed some interesting students and teachers there. I learnt very unique things from my experience and the students’ and teachers’ points of view. Some people might think that having education is perfect for Burmese migrant and refugee children but actually I learned from ...