We are Echo International

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Find out what bought us to the Sangkhlaburi District in Northern Thailand where over half of the population is made up of ethnic groups displaced from nearby Burma, and what inspired us to give something back.

Listen to Asian Pop Radio on-air and online

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In this podcast, founders Jeremi and Ryan speak about the work they are doing in Thailand and how others can get involved. Asian Pop Radio is a weekly program broadcast on Edge Radio in Hobart, Switch 1197 in Brisbane, 2SER in Sydney, JOY 94.9 in Melbourne, Cairns FM 89.1 and Tank FM Kempsey. You can listen to full length shows on iTunes or Podomatic.

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School supplies for Tee Lai Pha

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The village of Tee Lai Pha is one the furthermost villages from Sangklaburi next to the Thai/Burma border. A new school building was funded by Genesis Network and Kidlaunch, and Echo funded the furnishings, computers and school supplies to the tune of $3500. Over 100 students attend the school and are able to have access to learning even in such a remote area. Without this school it would be too far to travel from their homes to the next closest village and school. They simply would not attend and become vulnerable to the risks of living stateless along the Thai/ Burma border.

The Blow Waves release Island and donate all proceeds

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The Blow Waves were a five-piece new wave band from Australia who played over 100 live shows around Australia, Europe and the UK from 2006 until they disbanded in 2013 leaving behind an unreleased album. In 2015, members agreed to release four tracks from this album for fans in the form of the bands final EP ‘Island’ with all proceeds from sale of The Blow Waves music to be donated to Echo International.

The Road. A Journey Into Burma’s War-Torn Karen State

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In the summer of 2006, four friends from San Diego, California set out on a mission to expose the atrocities being done to the people of Burma, more specifically, the Karen people, one of the country’s largest ethnic groups. Burma has quietly been host to the world’s longest running civil war, waged between the country’s military dictatorship and detractors from the regime.

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