In May 2023 Marist Asia Foundation welcomed 280 Myanmar migrant students back to school in the Primary and Secondary Programme at the Marist Centre.
Following Covid 19 (2020) and the Myanmar military coup (2021) there are increased numbers of migrant families seeking education for their children. In 2023 there were over 170 families seeking to gain entry into the 30 new places in the Marist Primary education programme.
Over the past 3 years Marist Asia Foundation has built 5 new classrooms and a large shaded area to support more Myanmar migrant children to get an education. Long term support for Myanmar’s development requires quality education for the next generation.
Marist Asia Foundation seeks to provide a Primary and Secondary education in partnership with Ministry of Thailand Non Formal Education Programme.
This accredited education pathway allows Myanmar migrant youth to learn their own language and culture, and grow in Thai language learning and understanding of their host country. They will also have the necessary skills to begin work or continue toward a higher education pathway in English and online learning.
Marist Asia Foundation supports training pathways for Myanmar youth leading to jobs in education, health work, translation, and migrant support organisations in Ranong and back inside Myanmar.
Approximately 10% of our Myanmar migrant families struggle to provide the monthly $10 Transport and $10 Tuition fee. While this may be small change for some, for some children it makes the difference between a life stuck in a fish factory or charcoal factory.
With the increase in students at the Marist Centre in 2023, we are now needing to support approximately 80 students and families to have a brighter future. Your donation and support is greatly accepted. $10 provides a month of transport to school. $10 provides a month of education.