Pictures tell a thousand words: A
new year 1 student enjoys her new class and teacher at the Burmese
Migrant Secondary Programme (BMSP). Yet we are sad knowing there are so
many 'out of school children', like this child at a nearby Charcoal
We've decided to double the size of our 4 year Secondary Education
Programme and we had 86 young students do our Entrance Test in December
for 60 places in 2020. We continue to delight in seeing the smiles
everyday of Burmese migrant children having a safe space, school,
friends, more choices and brighter futures with education.
A wonderful example of brighter futures are seen in the smiles of 16
students who graduated in May with their Australian Catholic University
Diploma Qualification. Many are now working as teachers, health workers,
translators and developing their communities.
Marists seek to support the most abandoned in the community. Our HIV
Health Programme for 110 patients and their families living with HIV
AIDS provides Home Visits, encouraging families with counseling and
We began a new education programme in 2019. In partnership with
Australian Catholic University we began the 'Certificate in Teaching and
Learning' to develop the teaching capacity of our team. We continue to
be encouraged by so many students continuing to study with us while they
work; 28 working students achieved higher education english
certificates through their Exam Preparation Outreach Programme
As students give thanks with flowers and celebrate Teacher Respect Day, a
special celebration in Myanmar and Thai Culture, we remember also your
support without which we could not provide our education and health
programmes for our Burmese Migrant Families.
Special Thanks for putting compassion into action with us at Marist Asia Foundation.