Thank you for your generosity – emergency medical aid appeal

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Our 2 week emergency medical aid appeal has come to an end, achieving the target needed to deliver critical medical aid for Kru (ครู – teacher) Somsak.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all that supported so generously, we could not have done this without you. We are forever grateful for your ongoing support and want you to know that it changes the lives of others in ways you can only imagine.

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Kathmandu School Latest Update

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EDUC-Nepal is a school in Kathmandu that provides a free education to underprivileged children from the Basundhara squatters’ area who would not otherwise have the opportunity to go to school. Each day the students of EDUC are given a hot lunch, clean drinking water, a uniform, school supplies and regularly health checks. There are currently around 70 students enrolled at EDUC, all crammed into four classrooms.

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Citizenship support update

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Our Citizenship Support Program is assisting displaced persons become permanent citizens.

We have an exciting announcement direct from the border of Thailand and Burma, one of our citizenship and scholarship support beneficiaries has just been granted Thai citizenship. It comes after 2 years of hard work from the beneficiary and their family, Madavee from Kidlaunch Thailand, Echo International Aid and most importantly your support and generosity. Without your support this would not have been possible.

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The trip that changed it all

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After a couple of directionless months in Thailand it was meeting Davee from Kid Launch that changed everything. After many hours searching the internet for ethical organisations, a couple of emails and a phone call, I arranged to meet Davee in Sangkhlaburi on the Thai-Burma border. We spent the next three months living together in Sangkhlaburi and surrounding jungle villages working with displaced Karen people. We also took a couple of visits to Myanmar to complete the experience. We now call each other Pii Sao and Nong Chai (older sister and young brother in Thai). Read More

Arriving in Sangkhlaburi

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I had successfully gathered my essential supplies (thongs, a bag & mozzie repellent) and I was jungle bound baby! I caught the next available mini-van, slid my back under my seat and gazed out the window as the charming chaos of Bangkok slowly receded and the natural beauty of Thailand’s countryside came in to focus. My relaxing trip was filled with conversations in broken English and truly terrible Thai, plenty of smiles and mouth watering food each time we stopped. The intense greenery was soothing my soul and as I dozed off, only interrupted by the semi frequent pothole wake up calls. Read More

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