Just One Day
DEAR Burma runs a school held on Sundays. Not all migrant workers in Bangkok have Sundays off, but those who do can go to school for a day.
One day a week, they can take classes on language, computers, math and budgeting, and get legal aid.
Over several years, the staff at Partners Asia developed a professional relationship with the leaders at DEAR Burma.
DEAR Burma was invited to come speak at the University on issues affecting Burmese migrant workers, and Partners Asia shared useful information (like procedures to follow when concerned about trafficking).
Then one afternoon, Partners Asia got a call.
“We are losing our school building. We teach 800 undocumented workers every Sunday. Where can we find another space?”