Mission

Burma Border Projects ChildrenBurma Border Projects (BBP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities and psychosocial support to the displaced refugee and migrant populations from Burma living along the Thai-Burma border.

Our programs focus on English language and general educational support for children and service professionals in the Burmese refugee and migrant populations. We also run capacity building programs to support the parents, teachers, and staff working in local schools for children of migrant laborers. Our goal is to empower Burmese refugees and migrants to create fulfilling lives, giving them the education and other tools they need to attain success either along the border or back in Burma should they choose to repatriate.

BBP has a long history of working with displaced Burmese refugees and migrants in the areas of mental health, psychosocial well-being, and education. As the political situation in Burma has shifted, so too have our programs.

Burma Border Projects: A Vision For The Future

As we look to the future, we have begun to focus more closely on education and capacity building programs, increasing the employability of our beneficiaries and allowing them to create self-sufficient lives.

English has become the lingua franca around the world, especially with the recent boom in tourism. Now that Burma has opened its doors to tourists, the demand for English language speakers is increasing at a rapid rate. Whether they plan to work in tourism or another industry, knowledge of English is a fundamental skill, and can vastly increase one’s chances of finding employment in any field. It is with this in mind that we have created our new English Language learning programs in the schools we support along the border.

Beyond learning English, we also aim for these schools to be completely self-sustaining. That is why we focus on capacity building programs to strengthen the knowledge and capabilities of the staff and teachers.

To learn more about our work, please visit the pages describing our current educational and capacity building programs, while you can learn more about our history and past programs by visiting those sections.

If you would like to support our work along the Thai-Burma border, please consider donating or visiting us as a skilled volunteer.