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Financial support needed for schools for Internally Displaced Persons in Burma and Thailand

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Epiphany Trust Verified non-profit organisation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

We are helping 700 children within 9 schools, 8 of which are for Internally Displaced Persons(IDP’s) within the Karen State, and 1 school for the children of migrant workers in the Thai city of Maesot.

In a country still fighting a three generation old war, with little prospect for personal development, and widespread slave labour, rape and murder, education offers a permanent gift that can offer hope of a better future, something that can not be stolen or taken by force.

What is your project and how will it help?

Epiphany Trust currently funds the 9 schools. Overheads are kept to a bare minimum, using local workers to administer and teach the programme. In order to ease the burden on Epiphany Trust’s finances in these difficult times, we have invested in a fish, pig and crop farm which has been a great success. As well as helping to establish a sustainable and ethical business, we have nearly recouped our initial investment, and it looks likely that a healthy sum will be channelled into our school programme avoiding costly bank fees.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Financial support to maintain the project current level of support to the 9 schools.

Please detail the resources that you need.

The work, administered and overseen by 2 local umbrella organizations: the Karen Education Department (KED) and the Burmese Migrant Workers Committee (BMWEC), needs 23,000 GBP per annum to continue.


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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Myanmar; Thailand

Global issues

Education and training; Refugees and internally displaced persons

Responses

  • Commented
    08 Jul 2014 03:47 GMT

    Pakistani Christian Educational academy Thailand
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Dr Shabaz Bhatti says: I have pleasure to write you my name is Rev Dr Shabaz Bhatti priest of Urdu church service for Pakistani Christian asylum seeker and refugee people those who are registered under UNHCR in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am also director of (Pakistani Christian Educational Academy) Bangkok Thailand. PCEA" is a Main Stream School to provide education to the poor Pakistani Christian asylum seeker/refugee children from the surrounding villages Pracha Uthit thung khru Bangkok Thailand.


    The school has a total 120 students and their ages are from 05 to 18 years .we are self support and have lack of so many rights/privileges .Our school needs more education material , and I believe that your donation of computer would improve the Christian asylum seeker and refugee students education standard .

    (Pakistani Christian Educational Academy) PCEA" is a Main Stream School to provide education to the poor Pakistani Christian asylum seeker/refugee children from the surrounding villages Pracha Uthit thung khru Bangkok Thailand.

    All this could not have happened without your support, so I have humble request that please provide us with computers. We need your prayer and moral guidance in this education project as we are self support and we are more than willing to welcome to your offer.
    .
    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Regards,

    Yours in Him

    Rev Dr Shabaz Bhatti (Director) PCEA

    Bangkok Thailand
    Email:- pakchristianeducationalacademy@yahoo.com