Rebuilding Lives Through Education - Year 2
Human Dev Index:#149 (Aus #5)
This project will support 35 teachers and some educational materials at two schools (407 students) where internally displaced people and refugee families from the camps along the Thai/Burma border are returning despite ongoing unrest and destruction of infrastructure in the local area and the military coup which began 1/2/21. There are considerable and ongoing challenges due to civil conflict and COVID-19 and families are returning with little/no physical resources to support themselves. Year 2 will introduce an income-generating project, starting with small community farms, as the schools start to look to self- sustainability for the future.
Why support this
We are impressed by the community’s vision and determination to build a new life in dire circumstances . They are committed to the schools and want to see their children gain an education. Education is a key to a better life and building for the future. With few resources the community are coming together to support each other and place education as one of the priorities for their children. Supporting teachers is essential for school stability and educational progress. The project is managed by local leaders, with whom our partner has excellent working relationships.
$30,000 for year 2 of a 2yr project. Total budget $55,000.
- Provide salaries for 35 teaching staff
- Provision of educational materials
- Maintain/increase 407 student enrolments
- Planning for sustainability
Expected Life Change
- Increased access to education, which provides children with alternatives for the future and releases families from poverty.
- More stable teaching workforce improves education quality and outcomes.
- Further development of a sense of community pride in a relatively new village settled mostly by internally displaced people.