FED works to empower Burmese Migrants and their families in Thailand to achieve greater recognition of their rights by providing education, social services, and advocacy.
Currently, FED operates three main programs in Thailand: Education program, Health program and Migrant development program (including Women Empowerment Program). We are looking for volunteers to help in any of these projects.
FED provides education to Burmese migrant children through its founded migrant Learning Centers in Takuapa and Khuraburi districts, Phang Nga Province, Thailand. Each year, around 500 migrant children enroll in FED’s learning centers. The children are taught in various subjects such as English, Thai, Burmese, Mathematics, Social Study, Civics and Citizenship, Sport, Art and computer. FED’s Learning Centers have Thai, Burmese and native English teachers and we are using 80% of Burmese curriculum and 10% each for Thai and English.
We also ensure to keep the door open for migrant children who would want to attend Thai state school and the same time bridging the migrant children with Burmese education system in Burma when they return home. We do this by negotiating and collaborating with both Thai and Myanmar Ministry of Education.
So far, FED’s Integration program offers migrant children who are living in remote areas to be able to study in local Thai schools. On top of that, we provide other educational opportunities such as Non-formal Education, mobile education and vocational program for migrant youth, Children on the move program for FED students, Student bank and safe school program for FED students and etc…
FED health program is designed to meet the migrant at the grassroots level and provide all the necessary support needed to maintain a healthy life. This is done through facilitating basic health trainings at migrant learning centers and in the community, offering translation services at hospitals, providing emergency response services, helping support the obtaining of health insurance cards, conducting health check-ups, and distributing basic medicines.
Migrant Development Program
FED Migrant Development Program strives to work for education and raising awareness among Burmese migrants relating to human trafficking, labor rights, employers’ obligations, Human Rights, ESCR (Economy, Social and Cultural Rights) and recourses available for remedy in Phang Nga, Phuket, Surathani, Ranong, Mae Sot and Songkhla. Additionally, the MDP provides consultation and legal aid services for trafficking victims, forced labor rights violation cases, psychosocial, medico-legal, translation, counseling and other appropriate services. We also provide Pre-Departure training in border areas of Mae Sot-Myawaddy and Ranong-Kawthaung. More importantly, MD-Team also trains community leaders to help support FED’s activities such as to provide initial case consultations, disseminate information, participate in fact-finding missions and first contact missions.
There are no volunteer fees.