Champion Learning Centre is located in front of the Green Roof factory, near the Moei River, which is the border between Thailand and Burma/Myanmar. It opened in 2009 as a night school and transitioned into a day school starting from 2011. Students at Champion can study both old and new Myanmar curricula taught in Burmese language.
Surrounded by houses and factories, Champion is in a quiet and safe environment. Most of the students’ parents are Burmese, and they have moved in Thailand either to take refuge or to seek employment. As the area around the school consists mainly of factories and farms, most parents work close to this school. So, it is not uncommon for parents to come to the school at lunchtime to eat with their child during their own lunch break from work. Champion has its own truck that is used to ferry students who do not live within a walking distance from school. It is difficult for most parents to transport their children to the school on their own because of their work, so having a means of transportation allows more parents to send their kids to school and get an education.
There is only a small amount of land around the school buildings; thus there is limited space for children to play. Current school complexes are 1 building with 4 classrooms, 1 building with 3 classrooms, 1 building with 2 classrooms, and a building with 2 floors that is currently under construction.
Champion is a school that puts a strong emphasis on students’ well-being and happiness. Children enjoy learning from vibrant, young teachers who are dedicated to furthering their teaching skills for the good of their students.