BENEFITING: BURMESE REFUGEE PROJECT INC
We started an after-school tutoring program in order to supplement the education the Shan youth receive in Thai schools and, in some cases, provide access to a flexible education program for those unable to attend traditional schools. Teaching in both Thai and English, we promote dual language learning and encourage critical and creative thinking. These skills and knowledge will help students achieve in school, perform better on national tests and contribute to democratic reform if they choose to return to Burma/Myanmar in the future.
The after-school tutoring program is currently held in each of the villages we work with, which allows us to stay in constant contact with community members and hear about their needs.