Marist Asia Foundation focusses attention on Burmese Migrant children in Ranong. Education offers these children a special hope for the future. Four Education Programmes respond to the needs of Burmese Migrants. Pre-school Programme – provides a positive early education experience for 75 … Read more
Growing Hope – 2020 Annual Report
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Stories and Smiles – 2020 Report
On behalf of Marist Asia Foundation, the Marist Team, and the Burmese Migrant Community in Ranong, we thank you for your continued support and encouragement in 2020. Each year we share a couple of reports to our Funders and Supporters. We hope you may enjoy seeing the smiles and information about last year. Download Stories &… [Continue Reading]
It was one of the most absorbing, stimulating, and educationally connecting experiences in our professional lives.
Sue and Glenn Roff were a Marist Volunteer Couple, both experienced teachers in Australia, who volunteered in 2019 – 2020. They supported the Burmese Migrant Secondary Programme, Australian Catholic University Online Diploma Programme, and the late afternoon Intermediate English Programme. Here is their reflection after they returned to Australia March 2020.
Stories of Hope: Marist Asia Foundation Annual Report 2019
2019 has been a year with many challenges, yet we see so many stories of hope among our Burmese Migrant families. In our Annual Report you can read about the ‘Ranong Raid’ and how it has left over 2,700 Burmese Migrant Children out of education.
An Education Crisis in Ranong
On August 24, 2019, 32 Burmese Migrant Teachers were arrested and deported from a Migrant Learning Centre in Ranong. This has caused an education crisis for the Burmese Migrant Community for the last 3 months with 3,000 children no longer in the education system. This event has been called the ‘Ranong Raid’ by local media,… [Continue Reading]
The Migrant Outreach Programme provides a link to the community and opportunities for on-going education for migrant workers. In a border town with various nationalities there is a special need for a venue where everyone, regardless of race, religion, or occupation, feels welcomed. The Migrant … Read more
In Ranong there is a high rate of HIV AIDS due to poverty, trafficking, desperation and lack of education. Marist Asia Foundation responds to the needs of those who are sick with HIV AIDS and those who are caring for them. HIV AIDS Health Project provides assistance by: Patients home … Read more
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I am teaching Burmese subjects in the Marist Education Programme of Marist Mission Ranong. In fact, I didn't have any interest in teaching back when I was still in Burma. However, when I reflected why I am teaching happily to the students, I come to know that I love my job deeply. Furthermore, … Read more
Migrant support story
I have a dream to help my own people and my own community especially those who are poor. When I was a student, I didn't know how difficult life is. But when I started to work with MMR, I started to know different situations of Burmese migrants here in Ranong and how are they facing the … Read more
She is a migrant worker... She is 14 years old ... At her age, she is supposed to be in the school... She works in a fish factory... Now she is an orphan... Her name is ............... This is just one of the stories of the children of those migrant people living with AIDS. When I saw her … Read more
Marist Asia Foundation
Ranong is a fishing village in the South of Thailand where migrant Burmese come to escape conflict and poverty in their own country.
The Marist Mission Ranong seeks to help Burmese refugees by offering educational opportunities, supporting their basic health needs, and assist migrants as they seek a better future for themselves and their children.
The Marist Mission Ranong is an initiative of the Society of Mary and it relies heavily on the involvement of its friends and supporters.
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