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Month: July 2020

An Update on Covid-19 and Metta Charity

An Update on Covid-19 and Metta Charity

Here are some of the kids under the big shade tree.
Here are some of the kids under the big shade tree.

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 children need to get proper nutrition MettaCharity.org is helping achieve that goal.
The children need to get proper nutrition MettaCharity.org is helping achieve that goal.

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.

Here is a family enjoying a meal.
Here is a family enjoying a meal.

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.

This will help feed her family.
This will help feed her family.

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.

A baby needs food
A baby needs food
MettaCharity.org during the Pandemic

MettaCharity.org during the Pandemic

MettaCharity.org distributing food to the Burmese migrants living in the Mae Sot area.
MettaCharity.org distributing food to the Burmese migrants living in the Mae Sot area.

During the current worldwide pandemic MettaCharity.org is not only helping the children of the migrant workers in Northern Thailand, but they are helping the whole family with food donations.

A baby needs food
A baby needs food

The families are having an even more difficult time in providing the necessary food for themselves since many of the jobs they perform have dried up during the pandemic.

Food help is being distributed at the Min Thu Won School
Food help is being distributed at the Min Thu Won School

The need for food is massive in the area of Mae Sot which is where the MettaCharity.org run schools are located. Johny and his associates are doing all they can to help bring food items to the families in need.

This will help feed her family.
This will help feed her family.
The children need to get proper nutrition MettaCharity.org is helping achieve that goal.
The children need to get proper nutrition MettaCharity.org is helping achieve that goal.

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