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Thoo Mwe Htee Gar Ni Learning Center

Thoo Mwe Htee Gar Ni Learning Center

  • Date Established: 2008
  • Enrolment 2021-2022: 70
  • Grade Levels: Nursery, KG-1,G-1,2,3,4
  • Head Teacher: Thida Theint
  • Students (Male): 23
  • Students (Female): 47
  • Total number of teachers: 3

Thoo Mwe Htee Ger Nee Learning Centre was established in 2008.  It is located near Phop Phra along the Thai-Burma border, about 50 km south of Mae Sot, in a remote village called Mo Ro Chai situated on the border river. This village is inhabited by Karen people who migrated from Burma at various stages during this and the last century.

The school was created following an important Burmese military attack on Karen villages in 2007, when many families had to move to Thailand.  Originally, it operated in a Baptist church compound and offered assistance to newly arrived students of parents without documents. Later, it moved to a new bamboo building donated by a Korean Christian group.

Thoo Mwe Htee Ger Nee Learning Centre follows the Karen curriculum but also teaches Burmese, Thai and English languages. All the teachers and most of the children live in the village, where the parents work as daily labourers in the fields. There is a small boarding house for children whose families are still in Myanmar/Burma.