Tue 28 Mar 2006
Filed under: News,On The Border
March 27: â€œWhen I finish my higher education I will be a teacher,â€ said Kyaw Win Soe, a Tsunami affected migrant child, who was selected as a scholar student to join computer and English short term school in Pang Nga area.
â€œI am happy to have been given a chance study,â€ said Kyaw Win Soe (11) who was born in Thailand . He was selected by teachers to study at the school for five weeks run by Grassroots Human Rights Education.
â€œI am terribly happy. I can’t express how happy I feel happy for my son,â€ said Nai Thein father of Kyaw Soe Win who has been working in Thailand for 16 years.
â€œI want to see my son receiving higher education and I want to see him as a teacher,â€ explained Nai Thein who joined the opening ceremony of the school along with about 60 people.
The school has been named â€œYoung Minds of the Futureâ€ and the teachers teach in English, explained Grassroots Human Rights Education director, Ko Htoo Chit.
â€œWe want migrant children of Tsunami affected people to receive higher education,â€ he added.
The school was opened for the first time and was called Summer Camp 2006 where 20 children were selected from four schools, which were opened for Tsunami migrant children last year.
Grassroots Human Rights Education has opened six primary schools in Phang Nga area for migrant workers children.
More than 300 migrant children have studied in the school and Grassroots Human Rights Education also plans to open a middle school in the coming year.
Migrant workers are planning to open a new school in Ban Khok Kloi in Phan Nga province for migrant workers children who seek work in the area.
Organizations helping migrants held a discussion with migrant workers in the area and negotiated with local employees to set up the school.
â€œWe plan to open it in the coming year in June,â€ a monk who was at the discussion said.