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Meaningful Life PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:15

“Life in the temporary shelter is simple and without much change. We as a family live day to day. I didn’t think of my future much, only spent time in the camp. There wasn’t much hope, just the same routine day in and day out,” said Saw Khu Moo.

Saw Khu Moo migrated from his insecure village in Myanmar to a temporary shelter in Ban Don Yang, Kanchanaburi province , Thailand. Thailand has temporary shelters in 4 provinces along the Thai-Myanmar border.

ADRA Thailand’s Vocational Training works in 7 temporary shelters providing a wide range of technical and traditional skills training including; sewing, hair cutting, hair dressing, cooking and baking, basic mechanics, basic electricity, massage, agriculture mechanics and basic computer skills.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:22
 
Opening ceremony for Vocational Training to Prepare for Transition PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:34

Vocational Training to Prepare for Transition has held the opening ceremony for batch 1 in 2014 on February 24, 2014 at Mae La temporary shelter in tak province. There were 200 participants attended the ceremony including camp committees, section leaders, Karen Refugee Committee representative, ADRA staff and refugees who applied for vocational course. In this year the project provides 10 vocational training courses; sewing men, sewing women, cooking and baking, hair dressings, hair cutting, basic auto mechanics, basic electrics, massage, agriculture mechanic and basic computer. The refugees will receive the certificate from ADRA and Office of Vocational Education Commission after they graduate from the project.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:53
 
Giving New Life PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 February 2014 09:15

Jom, a 17 year old young man woke up in very early in the morning knowing today would be a long day of work on the farm. While riding an old motorbike to work, he saw his friends prepare themselves for school. Jom hoped his day would come soon, he pictured himself studying among all his young friends in grade 6.

Jom was born in an ethnic family in Myanmar. At the age of 5, his uncle who was a former Burmese soldier and had moved to Thailand, asked Jom to stay with him in Chiang Rai the northern part of Thailand. Years later Jom’s parents moved to Thailand with his young siblings.

“I have 6 siblings and I am the oldest brother. I have been out of the school since grade 1 helping my mother raise my 3 young sisters’ and brother. I’ve had to sacrifice because my mother and older sisters needed to work to earn some money,” said Jom.

Jom spent 5 years raising his younger siblings from ages 8 to 13 “During that time I felt so sorry and sad that I didn’t have a chance to study like others.”

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 09:32
 
Scholarship in Keep Girls Safe project PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 February 2014 09:01

Keep Girls Safe project focuses on helping young girls and boys in Chiang Rai province from human trafficking. Project works in two areas, working in the shelter and in the community. The shelter provides a warm and loving home of refuge, and educational opportunities for only the girls with a high risk of being exploited. Community works with boys and girls who live in remote area in the villages. Most of the young teens are from poor family, some are neglect from the family and they are at risk of being trafficked. The project support scholarship to 140 students from various schools. The scholarship will offer them the education support every month. With the support, the young students can buy textbooks, studying materials, lunch, and uniform. Some scholarship students don’t have the citizenship and the project will assist them to apply for Thai citizenship. The project will conduct awareness workshops and training seminars to young students for gain understanding about the risk factors involved human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 09:31
 
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