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J377 Effective Aid’s Refugee and Vulnerable People Program.

Thailand, Asia

Project Description

The Effective Aid’s Refugee and Vulnerable People Program is a project dedicated to providing quality education to the Karen people living in the refugee camps situated in Northern Thailand.

Refugees are far behind world development standards and while aid accessibility is sound for registered people, provision is inadequate to meet basic needs and funding insufficient to extend to social services such as education and health facilities. Effective Aid partners with key local Karen and Thai leaders in Northern Thailand and provides initiatives that work towards educating and establishing the next generation of Karen in Myanmar.

Effective Aid International operates 4 village schools in Karen State with and plans to increase this number in2016/2017. The largest of these schools has 120 students from Grades 1 to 6 and the smallest 35 students from Grades 1 to 4. Effective Aid International are also investigating the availability of land in target communities, seeking to have land donated by the community so they can build permanent school buildings and provide quality resourcing to the education programs.

Effective Aid and Global Development Group have been in partnership since July 2006. This project began in the refugee camps on the Myanmar/Thai border, and now is working with the same communities as they resettle into Myanmar. The initial project time frame concluded at the end of June 2011 and broad agreement was reached between the partners to commence a second phase of project initiatives with the main focus on education.

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