Scholarships for Refugees in Thailand

Scholarships for Myanmar Refugees in Mae Sot
Raised : $0 Goal : $23,400
Scholarships for Refugees in Thailand
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    23400

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  • State/Province

    Mae Sot

  • Country

    Thailand

  • Number of Students

    78

  • Partner

    Peach Foundation

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Mae Sot is a Thai border town and about 500 kilometers from Bangkok. The town is swamped with two-hundred- thousand refugees who fled Myanmar over the years. The largest refugee camp in SE Asia, Mae-La Refugee Camp, is located here. Since the 2021 Myanmar military coup, even more refugees have fled to Mae Sot for shelter.

 

There are two types of refugees at Mae Sot: those who live in the Thai government camps and those who live outside of the camp. The camped refugees are confined to their camps and are guarded by Thai military. They cannot move outside of their camp or receive assistance from non-authorized NGOs. Peach works with refugees who live outside the camps. They are free to move around. However, with no legal status, their freedom is limited. They cannot work legally or send their children to Thai schools.

 

To educate their children, Myanmar refugees set up their own schools at Mae Sot. These schools are located on leased lands with ramshackle structures and tin roofs. A typical classroom contains a white board and a few rows of plank wood tables and chairs. Teachers receive minimum pay or no pay at all. As a result, the teacher turnover rate is as high as above 30%. When a school is evicted due to financial shortfall, it then must roam through student’s houses to continue the teaching. There is no constancy in the learning environment that the students can feel secure.

 

Peach started the Mae Sot project in October, 2022. We have been working on improving the school fundamentals. We assist teachers to stay in their jobs, improve school learning facilities, and encourage students to aim for college. These refugee students could achieve economic independence through education. We would like to inspire more students and their parents to have faith in education. We want to set the path of educational success so that many more will follow.

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Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.

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Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.

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Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.

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Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.