Bringing Art to More Than 1200 Migrant Students
Many migrant schools in Mae Sot, Thailand are currently critically underfunded. Because of this, schools focus exclusively on formal education, with no means for extra-curricular activities. That's where we come in!
Our art lessons are incorporated into each school's weekly curriculum, allowing all students to experience art and creativity outside of their usual lessons.
Many of the children we work with have experienced poverty, homelessness and - in extreme circumstances - human trafficking or sexual abuse.
Our lessons encourage elements of free expression and discussion to help students manage their feelings and emotions, improve their self-esteem, and express
themselves in a safe environment.
Many schools that we support have boarding houses for students without homes, or that live away from their families. During holiday periods, we work with these students at week-long summer camps where they can develop their art skills and work on big group projects. This gives the children something to do during their holidays, and ensures they have a safe place to spend time.