Correct legal documents can allow you to stay in a country or work in peace. But the expense and sometimes corruption involved make it a costly and difficult process to overcome. Illegal migrants frequently live in vulnerability and fear.
Sometimes employers take passports and work documents so as to stop employees leaving. This continues migrants vulnerability and insecurity.
A big change is taking place for our Burmese Migrants in Ranong as the Thai Military Government seek to improve the work health and safety conditions for Burmese Migrants.
Hundreds of thousands of unregistered Burmese Migrant workers in Thailand have been urged to enter a migrant worker registration process during July – August.
The Marist Asia Foundation was recently contacted by the Thai Military government to assist with translators for helping at the Ranong Burmese Migrant Registration Centre.
Over the next few weeks, teams of Marist staff, Teachers, past students, University Online Diploma Students will help and serve their Burmese community.
They’ll be a great help bridging the gap between Thai government officials and frequently uneducated Burmese workers uncertain of how to complete this registration process on their own.
It is at times like this, we recognise the real value of our education and migrant support programmes, our training leaders for the future, and with hearts for serving their community.
Please continue your prayers for our staff and Burmese Community daily facing difficulties and struggles as they seek a safe and better future.