The theme for this year’s conference was Education: Creating the Future in Changing Times. Not only is the political situation in Myanmar undergoing dramatic changes, but the wider changes across Asia (including the development of ASEAN) have important implications for migrant education. The seminar aimed to provide a forum in which migrant voices could be heard, and teachers were given the opportunity to listen to presentations and discuss their views on the priorities for policy makers in Thailand, Myanmar and on the border at the present time.
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If you have not been to Mae Sot recently, you are likely to be surprised at the huge changes that have occurred over the last year or so. The following article makes some interesting comments and raises some relevant questions for those who are working for the migrant community on the border.
Kyo so ba dae!
Welcome to the first newsletter on our new website.
We are hoping that the site will be a place where our community – including schools, families, partner organizations, volunteers, donors and friends are able to catch up with what we are doing, keep in touch with us, ask questions or make comments.
We also hope that if you are new to BMWEC, Mae Sot, the border and/or the current situation with respect to Burmese migrant education, that this site provides an introduction, answers questions that you might have, and maybe motivates you to become a little more involved with what we are doing.
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The school year is now well under way. We’ve welcomed new teachers and students into the schools and things seem to be pretty busy! With the help of some new donors and lots of community support, we have managed to keep all our schools open – although we still do not have enough funding to enable us to pay all our teachers a full salary.
So for the coming school year, funding remains a big challenge. We have set up charities in both the US and UK (All You Need is Love), which we are hoping will attract a growing source of steady donations from individual and perhaps, some corporate donors. Although money will always be a concern, the focus of our energy remains on children, setting and maintaining high standards and high expectations, and providing the very best education that we possibly can.