Young Minds At Work: Educating the Children of Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand

TIME FOR SCHOOL

 

The Migrant Children Diploma Center opened in 2013 as the first school for children of Burmese migrant workers in the community known as “Little Burma” located an hour outside Bangkok in Mahachai, Thailand.
Thousands of children accompany their parents who are among the estimated 200,000 Burmese migrant workers in Mahachai.
The school is supported through donations from private companies, religious organizations, and migrant workers who contribute 60 Thai baht (USD 1.68) a month to pay the salaries of the seven teachers.
More than 200 students attend this elementary school based in a Buddhist temple. For many of them, it is their first experience with formal education.

Credit: Solidarity Center/Jeanne Hallacy

TIME TO LEARN

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TIME TO THINK

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TIME TO WRITE

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TIME TO SPEAK

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TIME TO TEACH

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NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR KIDS TO WORK

When parents are protected at work, kids can go to school.

 

To learn more about how decent work is connected to children’s education and how the Solidarity Center fights child labor, visit www.solidaritycenter.org.