WORK SECTOR : Education – Refugees and Border Communities
Started Refugee Work in Thailand : 1980
Started Work with Displaced from Burma : 1999
WORK LOCATION : 7 refugee camps and border communities
FUNDING SOURCES : U.S. Government (USAID) and private donors
World Education is committed to responding to the needs of refugees in camps and those in border communities with realistic, well-planned, effective services and activities that increase their potential, instill confidence and develop the capacity to define and manage their own educational and social systems.
World Education supports collaboration, service and finding opportunities to increase skills and knowledge. Services and activities are implemented with respect for the cultures of those we work with and the dignity of individuals.
World Education (WE) is a primary implementing partner of the Project for Local Empowerment (PLE), a USAID-funded project implemented in 2012-2015. PLE provides humanitarian assistance to displaced persons from Burma along the Thailand-Burma border. WE also promotes community participation in child protection under the USAID-funded IMPACT project.
Teacher Training Train and follow-up with new teachers from seven of the refugee camps. Provide support for the KRCEE’s pre-service teacher training programs.
Management Training Train refugee school directors and deputy school directors, when requested.
Institutional Capacity Building Facilitate organizational development assessments and activity planning to build the skills and capacity of local partner organizations
Higher Education Provide technical and administrative support for the English Immersion Program (EIP), Global Border Studies (GBS), KRCEE’s Institute of Higher Education (IHE) and other higher education initiatives.
Nursery Schools Through the Karen Women’s Organization, provide financial and technical support for nursery schools in Mae La Oon and Mae Ra Ma Luang camps.
Curriculum Development Prior development of curricula in science, English, health and social studies. Assist with curricula in border communities, as needed.
Previously, under the UNICEF-funded
COPE (Creating Opportunities for Psychosocial Enhancement) Project:
- Teacher Training: Train teachers to be aware of psychosocial issues, implement classroom management that follow psychosocial principles and make instructional decisions that maximize student participation, interaction and self expression;
- Curriculum Development: Address psychosocial issues through integration into the Teacher Certificate Course and KRCEE curriculum
- Education Materials: Assist with provision and development of appropriate education materials
Border Communities Teacher training and other education support in border communities and schools.
Child Protection Train community leaders to mobilize their communities to promote child protection and respond to child protection cases.
World Education partners with community-based organizations, and coordinates with the Royal Thai Government (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education), the UNHCR, and with other non-governmental organizations through CCSDPT.