The Metta Charity has been helping students get an education for many years. They have strived to create a comfortable, happy, and safe space for Burmese refugees and their children. When Covid-19 hit, it hurt everyone, but it really did strike communities like this very hard. Parents were out of work and of course many donations stopped coming in because people everywhere were concerned about their own security.
The fall out of this is that one of the school Metta Charity had opened was forced to close. This caused them to bring students from the school that closed to the one remaining school that is still open. It is full to capacity and with the new laws of social distancing, not every child will be able to get the education they need and want.
There are more students than ever but because of financial reasons, there is one less school now running. Bringing two schools to just school. They have to go to different villages and visit more houses to bring students to one school now. More vehicles are needed because of social distancing.
School is beginning but the Thai government says that social distancing must take place. This is causing a problem because the school needs more space. However, because one of the schools closed, there is very little space and the one school everyone is in is maxxed out.
Metta Charity is looking to extend their space for students. They aren’t looking to make the building bigger but just extend the roof so there’s more space under for social distancing. Home based learning is a big thing right now and teachers are having to travel quite long distances to help children maintain their education. We feel truly blessed to have so much help from everyone but know that we are always welcoming donations.
The time during Covid-19 has affected so many aspects of the Burmese refugees lives. Many weren’t able to work and they are living in the worst conditions. They are stuck behind borders and have no money for food. We are constantly going to villages with the food we have purchased from your donations. The smallest gestures make huge differences in every person’s life. We thank you and wish you a safe and happy future.