Who are we? Why this project?

Burmese students

Over the last decades, more than a million Burmese people have been forced by economic hardship, civil war or political repression in Burma (Myanmar) to relocate to towns and refugee camps in Thailand. The Mae Sot Education Project is a small project, based in the Eastern Townships region of Québec, Canada, that hopes to support the Burmese people in their struggle to create a new inclusive and democratic society in Burma by contributing to the education of Burmese migrant children in Thailand. It also tries to promote friendship and solidarity between the Burmese, Thais and Canadians and to deepen the global understanding of youth volunteers and other people in the Eastern Townships of Québec as well as in other parts of Canada.

Thai Burma Border Consortium