Migrant Schools
Rubbish Dump by Sky Blue School


Many Burmese have come to Thailand to escape poverty in their own country. They form a pool of cheap labour for farms and factories and at worst, as scavengers on the municipal dump (see picture). Lives are often precarious  and insecure. Migrant communities, working with the Thai authorities, have done their best to establish schools to provide a level of education for their children.

MEP delivers teacher training in these schools using mobile units of trainers to work alongside teachers.

Two volunteers on the way
to one of our migrant schools -
Sky Blue School positioned
next to the town rubbish dump.