Urgent Support Needed for the Thai-Burma Recovery Program!
Fire sweeps through the Umpiem Mai refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.
March 2012 - A tragic fire devastated the Umpiem Mai refugee camp at the Thai-Burma border where World Education holds the English Immersion Program (EIP), teaching young refugees critical skills such as community development, computers skills, and teacher training in an intensive, English-speaking residential environment.
Started by a small cooking fire, the flames quickly spread, razing 1,000 homes, buildings, and school facilities and destroying basic supplies, such as school materials.
World Education staff are working with young residents and community members to rebuild the camp, care for young children, distribute food and water, and replace critical education materials.
If you wish to support our efforts to rebuild, please make a donation to our Thai-Burma Recovery Program today.
BEFORE the fire: Child refugees learning English.
AFTER the fire: Refugees walk from the main street of the fire-ravaged Umpiem Mai camp.
For more photos of our work at the Thai-Burma border and of the fire's aftermath go to the World Education Facebook page.
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