We thank everyone who gave a little to purchase toothbrushes and toothpaste for over 400 young students at our Unified Learning Center - Check the video!
Dental care is important, but not always prioritized. These children can now work on clean teeth and prevent serious dental issues. The supply of toothbrushes and toothpaste will run out in about half a year, help us get ready for Round 2! ... See MoreSee Less
On behalf of the Burmese children at the "Unified Learning Center" in Thailand, thank you again for donating to provide the school with hand soap for 1 school year.
With the help of all donors, we raised 800 euros within 1 week and reached our goal! More than 600 children can now study with clean hands every day and the risk of getting sick has been drastically reduced!
As a thank you, and to see the result with your own eyes, we made a short video with the education coordinator Mr. Saw Mu Doh, and the kids at the school.
Coming up! Next week we will launch a new challenge: to transform the water from our well into clean drinking water for the entire school and thus also limit the costs of purchasing water. With your help, this project can also become a great success with a nice result video! Stay tuned... ... See MoreSee Less
Recently we launched our new website fedgrassroots.org with new ways to raise funds and connect to donors and volunteers. Our peer-to-peer fundraising platform is a new way for anyone to become a "fundraiser/ambassador" and raise funds for our programs. We ran a pilot campaign to raise funds to buy handsoap for our 600+ students, and we quickly went over our target! We want to thank all donors that made this happen, and especially the leading Fundraisers Dachelle van Nijnatten, Lia van Gammeren-Emmerik, Philippe van Gammeren and Lotti Fraser for inspiring people in their circles and for testing our new website. We also welcome Matthias Gorontzy as a new fundraiser and for supporting us for many years. We hope more friends of FED will register on our website as a fundraiser and help us out with future campaigns - we are launching a new one soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Vero Nika, a Muay Thai champion from Myanmar, visited our Burmese migrant learning center in Thailand. She wanted to learn more about the children living in Thailand and shared a few inspiring words of her challenging journey. It was a very exciting visit for our students. Thanks for caring Vero Nika, we hope to see you again! ... See MoreSee Less
We are honored to receive the 24th Bishop Tji Justice and Peace Award, held by JUSPEACE in Korea, for FED's work on peace and human rights in Myanmar, and our devotion to support the Burmese migrant workers in Thailand. Every year, JUSPEACE invites representatives and leaders of civil society action groups and institutions to attend the ceremony and have the chance to share their work and challenges with partners. In particular, this year, the Award is even more meaningful since the selection process was based on democratic participation, deliberation and selection by a broad spectrum of concerned citizens in Korea. The final assessment and voting were given by 384 voluntary citizen voters. Due to the current pandemic, we were unable to attend the ceremony in person but participated online through Zoom. When COVID-19 is well under control we are invited to visit Korea and give messages of justice and peace and make many connections of solidarity. We are grateful to have many friends in Korea and wish to visit them soon! ... See MoreSee Less