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 children and allows both parents to work to support their families.
  • Burmese Migrant Secondary Education Programme (BMSP) – provides an opportunity for 100 Burmese students to receive a 4 year secondary education
  • English Programme  – Prepares selected students for University Learning by completing Intermediate & Academic English.
  • Online University Programme – Online University Programme for promising young adults through Australian Catholic University Thai – Burma Border Programme

Marist Asia Foundation believes that each child is of infinite value, regardless of race, religion, gender or financial background.

Team Members

Mr Prasit Rugklin is the Manager of the Marist Centre and Manager of the Preschool Programme. Katie Fisher is the Manager of the Burmese Migrant Secondary Programme. Fr Frank Bird is the Manager of the Australian Catholic University Online Diploma Programme.  Together they have many years of experience in Education. Marist Asia Foundation has a team of 20 Thai and Burmese staff along with International Volunteers involved in the 4 Education Programmes.