New Home built for resale (2012)
May 2012, Global Neighbors Canada with the help of many volunteer contractors and individuals took on the task of building a house to be sold on the market right here in Prince Albert. The profits realized from this sale will be used in Thailand on some of our many on going projects, one being a "Safe House" for girls at risk of entering into prostitution. This program which is already running will be expanded and moved into these facilities once completed. As well some of the profits will be used to complete the dormitory at the recently completed TPC Learning Center in Mae Pa, near Mae Sot Thailand.
The house is now completed and sold to a young family with possesion taking place November 29, 2012.
A very very big THANK YOU !! to all those who contributed time and materials to make this project a huge success.
Plans for Learning Centre:
Global Neighbors Canada Inc assists displaced people in many ways, providing shelter, clothing, food as well as helping to provide quality education where we can.
This year we are working on a very large project, a Training Facility. During our past 6 years assisting the displaced people of Burma, we have found that the education level the children have been receiving is far from sufficient. This is due to the situation going on in Burma and having unqualified teachers teaching the children. The teachers are doing their best, but because of the lack of support and training for these teachers, they are unable to provide the level of education we are accustomed to for our children.
This training facility will be a training center to train trainers and to train teachers. World Education, Wide Horizons and Youth Connect are the organizations which will be teaming up with Global Neighbors in this venture. These organization will be responsible for administering the program and responsible for all operations costs. The participants will board in the dorm for the time they are in the training. They will receive professional training by qualified individuals and provided with the necessary skills to be able to go back to their home country and provide training to other teachers and children.
The training period for trainers will be 10 – 12 months with shorter terms, 1 to 4 weeks, for migrant teachers in the 55 schools along the border. We feel this project is extremely important, as we will be able reach all across Burma, benefitting thousands of people/children from this program. Education is the key to everyone’s success. Another very important benefit we feel this program will have is, by having all these leaders of different ethnic backgrounds living in the same facility, these people will have the opportunity to get to know one another, build relationships and support groups for each other once they return home.
GNCI is going to be working in conjunction with World Education and Wide Horizons. These organizations will provide and manage the facility and program. GNCI is planning on building the facility on property already owned by GNCI Foundation.
Below is what we are hoping to accomplish. We are looking for donor’s to help us realize on this goal.
Phase 1) $250,000 - $320,000
- to construct the training facility for Train the Trainer and Teacher
This next phase will be at a later date.
Phase 2) $250,000
- to provide the Vocational Training (Furniture Building, Small Motor Repair, Artisan Studio and Hospitality Training) Note: These programs are designed to create profits and potential business)
Looking to get involved?
Your donation can be to sponsor a Teacher or school supplies for Ma La Refugee Camp. GNCI will provide a postcard to the person you are donating on behalf of. We will also provide the ability to communicate with the Teacher being sponsored or the Principal of the school.
This is the most precious gift that will mean the world to the displaced people on the borderline.
Please consider Global Neighbors as a part of your yearend contributions. 100% of your contribution will go to Thailand to help deliver services to the Migrant Kids and their Families.
Vacation Home Lots near Emma Lake
We have received a donation of several Vacation Home Lots near Emma Lake. Very beautiful location. Please contact us if you or someone you know, may be interested in purchasing one of these lots. All of the proceeds will go to help the kids in Thailand.
Students Helping Students
W.J. BEREZOWSKY SCHOOL
December 2009 W.J. Berezowsky School embraced the fundraiser to “Fill That Pond”. Each and every student took a part in collecting pop cans to help students that are less fortunate then themselves. The enthusiasm and compassion was overwhelming. Not only did the entire Staff and Students participate in a bottle collection to raise funds to purchase 30,000 catfish, which help feed the refugees, but Matt Gray’s grade 8 Class and Bev Shewchuk’s After School Program sewed with all their hearts and souls to create adorable puppets to give the orphans and refugees at the Burma/Thailand border. When these puppets were delivered, the children were overjoyed with their precious treasures. The smiles that these puppets brought to their faces will last in my memory forever. Tears were brought to many of their eyes when they learned that students from the other side of the world cared about them. I have to say I was so touched by the compassion showed by all the students, I was very proud to be a part of such a great team.
EAST CENTRAL SCHOOL
January 2010 the grade 7/8 Class at East Central School participated in sewing hand puppets that were delivered to the children on the borderline. These puppets were greeted with squeals of joy and laughter and will be cherished for a lifetime. Their teacher Jodie Osmundson incorporated Thailand in the class curriculum for the Pacific Rim. The students learned about the displaced people living on the Burma/Thailand borderline. After the students learned about the horrible situation going on there, they wanted to do something to help. On their own initiative, they decided to have a cookie sale to raise funds. They were very successful and raised $250.00 which they decided they would like to purchase a guitar for the kids in the Mae La Refugee Camp. From what they learned, our students understood that the children in the refugee camp use music to help them deal with the harsh reality of the life they were dealt. I was very touched and impressed with these students, as they took pride and responsibility to do their part in helping other students less fortunate than themselves. They should be very proud of themselves because they are awesome students helping students - a gesture that means the world to our friends on the other side of the world.
ST. JOHN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
November 2009 St. John’s Community School jumped on board to help raise funds to “Fill That Pond” at the farm in Mae Sot, Thailand. These 30,000 catfish were purchased and delivered to the farm during the February 2010 work tour. This gift is going to make a huge difference in the lives of the families living in the refugee camp, as the fish will provide food. The entire school supported the cause by bringing pop cans to school to raise funds. With every student having the ability to bring one pop can or more, each student was able to feel a sense of ownership to this gift of compassion. All the Students and Staff worked together we met our goal. I was really proud of these students for embracing this fundraiser and making a huge difference in the lives of the refugees in Mae Sot Thailand. When we work together, great things do happen. Thank You to St. John Community School.
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