Mae Sot Education Project
A youth volunteer project to assist refugee and migrant children from Myanmar (Burma) living in Mae Sot, Thailand and to help Canadians better understand the plight of people displaced by repression and conflict.
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Finally, after two years of dealing with COVID challenges, migrant learning centres in Mae Sot have reopened. We are glad to have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our friends there and to be able to offer more concrete assistance.
Again this year, we wish to draw attention to the ongoing civil war in Myanmar and the struggle of the Burmese/Myanmar people against military dictatorship, a struggle that is receiving little attention internationally. Myanmar youth in Thailand need to know that the world will help them create a brighter future. Our solidarity and support send a powerful message.
To our friends in Canada and beyond: We are so grateful for your constancy in supporting our work.
To our partners and friends in Mae Sot: Your work on behalf of migrant children, your persistence and determination inspire us. There is no more worthy project than that of providing education and security, and there by creating hope for the future, to children.
If you would like to support us, go to the Donate Now page for instructions on how to donate online or by cheque.
In the wake of the forced displacement of Rohingya people from western Myanmar, we at MSEP affirm the shared humanity of all people regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, economic standing or nationality. Every human being needs and deserves dignity and respect. In working for migrant education, we strive through our volunteers to promote children’s understanding of the fundamental rights that all humans need in order to have well-being and fulfillment as they journey through life. These rights include physical and mental security, equality, nationality, freedom of expression and religion as well as the right to a home and to full membership in society.
As one of our former volunteers said recently:
“Educating children about simple human decencies, such as kindness and compassion, the respect and acceptance needed regarding each of our similarities and differences and the rights and dignities we all share, is the only sure way we have of securing hope that the future will be made brighter and more just for all of us.”
We look forward to continuing to work with all of our partners to achieve this future for Myanmar and for the world.
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Video created in 2017 by Emily Prangley Desormeaux: