Education in the prolonged refugee situation
For over 25 years, many Burmese people have escaped disturbances at home by fleeing to Thailand . There are nine refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border. They are run by the Thai government with the aid of various civic organizations. With literacy education, we aim to help the refugees improve their livelihood.
Many of the burmese refugees have spent more than ten years in a refugee camp in Thailand. Photo: Markku Vesikko
WHAT: Adult literacy education and strengthening the local organizations.
WHERE: In the refugee camps Site 1 and 2 in Mae Hong Son area in northern Thailand and in the city of Mae Sot.
TO WHOM: To Burmese refugees at the refugee camps and to the Burmese refugee organizations.
WHEN: The operation was started in Thailand in 2009.
The Finnish Refugee Council organizes adult literacy education in refugee camps and the villages nearby. We also support the local refugee organizations by, for example, offering education in project management and design.
Thailand in Numbers 2012
- 600 students passed a literacy cource in level 2
- 600 students passed a literacy course in level 1
- 70 refugees started a small scale business training