You’ve heard it said, “Desperate times, call for desperate measures.”
Many Burmese migrants live in a world of desperation. A world where money is tight and opportunity is even tighter.
When a restaurant loses money, layoffs are inevitable. Does the owner fire the hardworking busboy or the English speaking waiter who ensures foreigners will feel comfortable ordering there? The answer is obvious.
While many migrants know the value of speaking English, very few have the time, money or opportunity to learn from native English speakers. Knowing simple words and phrases that we use everyday, can literally change the life of an impoverished migrant in Thailand.
This is why we teach English in the community on a weekly basis. Our International staff lead English classes in a tiny shack during evening hours so that everyone is able to attend. The community loves it and has welcomed us in with open arms. Our relationship with the community leaders has been strengthened and they are grateful for the way we are seeking to better protect lives accustomed to oppression.
Working on the streets collecting bottles out of the garbage and begging puts a person at a greater risk of trafficking, abuse & exploitation and our hope is that through teaching English, we can provide protection for our students by keeping them away from street life in the future.
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