1. The Good Shepherd Learning Center: The school was set up in late 2010. It consists of 3 concrete blocks with fencing around it and a roof. There were no tables or chairs, just a black board and a committed teacher. Initially 20 children enrolled for classes, varying in ages from 2 – 14. None of them had received any schooling up until this point. There are now 60 children taking classes and more on the wait list. Every child deserves the right to a basic education.
Overall Objective: Providing a Learning Center to teach Burmese, Thai and English Education to the migrant children living in Phuket so that eventually they can transition into the Thai education System.
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2. The Bang Jo Learning Center: This school was set up in 2010 by the Rghmonya Labour Union-Operation Learning Center Projects based in Ranong. Parents living in the construction worker camps in Bang Jo, Thalang area requested that a Burmese Learning Center be built so their children could receive equivalent education to that of which they would receive in their home country. The children are taught English, Math, Social Studies, Dance, History, Science and Burmese Reading and Writing. The school began with thirty students and two teachers but is now growing to accommodate sixty children and three teachers.
Overall Objective: Providing a Learning Center to teach Burmese children an education complimentary to that of which they would receive in Myanmar and to empower them to return to their home country to be a productive member of society.
3. The Vocational Training Center: Many poor girls and women have never had the chance to have a proper education. They have been forced into trades that they might never have chosen themselves, especially in Patong. The center was set up to provide English, hairdressing, computer and massage courses. They are given an opportunity to improve their education, change careers and earn a decent living. There are over 500 Thai women and men enrolled at the Center.
Overall Objective: Providing an opportunity for proper Vocational Training for women who have been forced into trades that they might never had chosen themselves through Massage, Hairdressing, Computer Skills and English education so they can receive certification to change their career and earn a decent living.
4. The Home of Hope: The infant mortality rate among poor migrant girls and women is extremely high in Phuket. They give birth in local construction camps in unsanitary conditions without any medical assistance. The center in Phuket Town accommodates poor girls and women, giving them a safe and clean environment throughout their pregnancy, delivery and sees them through to post natal care. Periodically, up to 15 girls stay at anyone time.
Overall Objective: To provide safe, clean accommodation and medical assistance for migrant women and girls living in the local camps throughout their pregnancy, delivery, and seeing them through to post natal care to therefore reduce the high infant mortality rate among migrant workers in Phuket.
5. Migrant Worker Outreach Program: This safe home was set up to provide shelter for anti human trafficking victims, including children. They have suffered extreme sexual and physical abuse under tremendously inhumane conditions. They are given care, support, counseling and eventually an education. Many people cannot make it back to the safe, house so outreach services are provided to those suffering in the local camps and poor villages around the outskirts of Phuket.
Overall Objective: To offer outreach education and medical and social services to victims of human trafficking, HIV and AIDS, those who have suffered extreme sexual and physical abuse under inhumane conditions and provide shelter, counseling and support to enable them to return back to their homes.
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