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The Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) is a network established to build strong partnerships across sectors and different disciplines, organizations, agencies and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to advance the agenda on and investment in early childhood.ARNEC covers a wide geographical area from Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific, totaling 47 countries.http://www.arnec.net/cos/o.x?c=/ntuc/pagetree
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The Asia Foundation is a non-governmental organization which supports initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. The Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.The Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level.http://asiafoundation.org/country/overview/thailand
The Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC) are a community based organization composed of individuals elected from and by migrant learning centres. They provide assistance to, coordinate and administer over 50 Burmese migrant learning centres located in Tak province and adjacent IDP areas.
BMWEC support the development of migrant education at all levels and act to improve the standard of education available to the migrant population.
The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) was formed as a communications network for NGOs to exchange information and discuss their work. CCSDPT coordinates their efforts and assists in representing the membership’s interests to the Royal Thai Government, international organizations and embassies.
Monthly meetings attended by NGOs, international organization and interested embassies serve as a source of information on the current refugee situation as well as the coordinating point for refugee services and the exchange of technical view points.
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The Curriculum Project works with senior secondary (Post-10) schools and adult education programmes along the Thailand-Burma border.
CP works with teachers and learners to design curricula and materials, and provides teacher training and teacher support programmes.
Their objectives are to develop curricula and materials for two purposes: to capacitate students for work in community organisations, and to prepare students for further education opportunities.
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Drum Publication Group is a small, independent, Karen community based organization dedicated to promoting education and preserving the cultures of the peoples of Burma.The Group publishes educational materials in Burmese, English and Sgaw Karen languages and distributes them free of charge to schools, libraries and centres of education along the Thai / Burmese border. Their website includes a regularly updated collection of downloadable Karen language materials as well as the group's on line English-Sgaw Karen dictionary. In addition to Karen language materials, the site is intended to help provide information and raise awareness of the diverse histories, cultures and backgrounds of the peoples of Burma. http://www.drumpublications.org/
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Foundation for Rural Youth (FRY) aims to assist, advise and promote the mental and physical welfare of children and young people who are forced to work at a very young age. FRY provides education and develops occupational skills as well as working with the adult community on health programmes.
The Global Disability Rights Library is a collection of resources for decision makers and advocates of disability rights worldwide.
The online library's collection includes many topics relevant to people with disabilities and disability rights, international development and humanitarian issues.
The Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD) in an alliance of Disabled People's Organisations, government ministries, donors, UN agencies and NGOs, committed to promoting economic and social inclusion of people with disabilities in low-income countries.
Hesperian is a non-profit publisher which focuses on books and newsletters for community based healthcare.
Hesperian produce simply written and heavily illustrated material through which people with limited formal education or language skills can understand, apply and share health information.
Hesperian's catalogue is available for free download and their open copyight policy facilitates adaptions and translations of work into other languages.
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The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is a global network of representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.http://www.ineesite.org/
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IOM is an inter-governmental organization working in the field of migration with governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners.IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.IOM activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/lang/en/pid/1
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The International Rescue Committee offers care and assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. In Thailand, the IRC serves people uprooted from Burma.
The IRC aids nearly 70,000 refugees in four refugee camps and provides a range of services including healthcare, drinking water and legal services.
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JRS (Jesuit Refugee Services) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.
They offer pastoral services to refugees and the communities who host them through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities. Services – including programmes of pastoral care, education for children and adults, social services and counselling, and healthcare - are tailored to meet local needs according to available resources.
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The Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) are a local NGO who respond to the needs of Karen teachers working in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border and in the karen-controlled areas of Karen State.
KTWG's main goal is to equip teachers with skills which enable them to respond to the needs of the Karen youth. They advocate active, student-centred classrooms which encourage problem solving, creativity and critical thinking.
KTWG's website also includes a Karen language course designed for those working in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border.
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LPN is a grassroots organisation founded in 2006 to promote the integration of migrant workers and their families into Thai society.
LPN provides education services for migrant children based in Mahachai in addition to supporting labour rights and raising awareness around human trafficking issues.
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The Migrant Working Group was established as a working group that meets monthly to address emergent issues on displaced Burmese including migrant workers, share information, examine policy restrictions and organize joint advocacy activities. The MWG fosters collaboration at different levels - with Royal Thai Government ministries, United Nations agencies as well as Burmese, Thai and international community-based and non-governmental organizations.The MWG is organized into three core policy areas: health, education, labour rights and law. The MWG serves as an advocacy platform from which to respond to emerging issues affecting migrants and to develop longer-term policy alternatives for migrant rights.http://www.mwgthailand.org/
The Ministry of Education is the Thai government body responsible for overseeing education in Thailand.http://www.moe.go.th/
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The SHIELD Project (Support to Health, Institution building, Education and Leadership in Policy Dialogue) aims to improve access to and the quality of health care and education services for displaced Burmese, and find local solutions to migrant and refugee concerns and problems.SHIELD is jointly managed by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and World Education (WE) with health-related technical assistance from PATH.SHIELD promotes migrant and refugee well-being and dignity. Partners include community-based organizations, national and international organizations, academia and civil society.http://www.shieldthailand.org/main.html
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Taipei Overseas Peace Service (TOPS) is part of the Chinese Association for Human Rights, a Taiwan-based NGO.
It was first founded to provide emergency relief and development assistance for Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao refugees in Thailand.
TOPS-Thailand provides educational assistance programs to refugee camps and community development projects to remote Thai-Karen villages along the Thai-Burmese border in Tak Province , Thailand.
UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand, irrespective of nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity.UNICEF works with partners in government, the private sector, NGOs, youth groups and local communities.UNICEF funds programmes to protect children from harm and advocates with political leaders for policies and practices that respect the rights of children.This work includes the promotion of a legal and social environment in which children are fully protected from harm and have the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.http://www.unicef.org/thailand/
UNESCO Bangkok promotes sustainable development through education, sciences, culture, communication and information.
As Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok provides strategic expertise, advisory, monitoring and evaluation functions to Member States, other UNESCO Field Offices and UN Country Teams in the area of Education. UNESCO Bangkok covers all UNESCO mandates: education, sciences, culture, communication and information. It is responsible for the implementation of related programmes in the Mekongcountries.UNESCO Bangkok works with the United Nations Sister Agencies for achieving the United Nations Millennium Goals in the Asia-Pacific.http://www.unescobkk.org/
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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
VSO's approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.http://www.vsointernational.org/
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World Education Thailand works with refugees and migrants from Burma who live near the Thailand-Burma border.
The organisation's goal is to build capacity and empower individuals through providing educational opportunities and support to local community-based organizations. Their educational initiatives are delivered through two projects: * SHIELD (Support to Health, Institution Building, Education and Leadership in Policy Dialogue)* COPE (Creating Opportunities for Psychosocial Enhancement).http://thailand.worlded.org/
ZOA Refugee Care supports refugees and internally displaced persons affected by conflict and/or natural disasters. ZOA offers disaster relief and supports during the time of reconstruction by working together with local people and local communities.ZOA works with Burmese refugees on education projects to provide them with prospects to develop their education system. ZOA continues to work with the refugee community for developing and sustaining the education system in the camps, from providing trainings for refugee teachers to developing and distributing education materials. http://www.zoa.nl/worldwide/zoas-work/where-we-work/thailand/