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All donations go to supporting refugees on the Burma-Thai border. BBP runs lean, and most of our work is on a volunteer basis so we can put your donation to where it counts the most. 

Your donation goes toward teacher salaries, construction to bring migrant learning centers up to code, school supplies, psychosocial support programming, and operating costs that make it possible for BBP’s team to continue our work. 

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In 1998, Michael Forhan founded BBP at the invitation of DR. Cynthia to support the mental health work at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). We’re privileged to have spent twenty years building brighter futures for refugees in Mae Sot. BBP isn’t just an NGO, we’re a community.

BBP mainly serves Burmese refugees living in and around the area of Mae Sot, Thailand along the Thai-Burma border, but we’ve also extended our services to other regions in need. We’ve provided psychosocial support training in Karen State (Burma) in the height of the conflict at the request of the Karen Department of Health and Welfare, and in Kachin State in collaboration with the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand. 

We’re proud to work in close partnership with the renowned Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), which provides free healthcare for refugees and migrant workers who make the dangerous journey across the border from Burma to Thailand.

To learn more about MTC and its founder, Dr. Cynthia Maung, visit https://maetaoclinic.org/ 

BBP has contributed to many schools in the region, most significantly the Champion and New Wave schools. We also provided several years of full funding for the One Dream One World School in Mae Sot. 

  • Champion School, 217, Moo6, Soi Yuchroun Hwai Maung. Tha Sai Lourd. Mae Sot. 63110. Thailand.
  • New Wave School, Mohar Jarli, Tha Sai Taung, Mae Sot, Tak. Thailand.
  • Sunset School, Mae Sot Thailand 

From English lessons for teachers to trauma recovery programs for medical professionals, BBP is always investing in people. 

Here are a few examples of our past work:

300+ training courses in mental health counseling, child protection, and gender-based violence prevention services along the border, at several refugee camps including Mae La and Umpiem Mai.

20+ training courses in Karen State (Burma) during active conflict with the Karen Department of Health and Welfare, and in Kachin State with the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand. 

Special training sessions with the In-Patient Department staff at Mae Tao Clinic in “Breaking Bad News”, this in the face of increasing deaths occuring in that facility at the time.

We provide support to all refugees in the Mae Sot area in need, regardless of ethnic background.

Burma Border Projects (BBP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donations are tax-deductible. Our Federal Tax ID is 04-3533059. We thank you in advance for choosing Burma Border Projects. You make the work we do possible.