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New School to Offer Burmese Curriculum to Migrant Children in Thailand

28 June 2013

A new school is set to open near Bangkok on Monday that will offer the children of Burmese migrant workers a chance to study their native curriculum in the Burmese language for the first time, according to a report by the Democratic Voice of Burma. Classes at the new school in Mahachai, a district in Samut Sakhon Province, just outside the Thai capital, will be taught exclusively in Burmese using Burma’s national curriculum in an effort to expand educational opportunities for migrant children who otherwise might not attend school, the report said. The project is a joint initiative by the migrant rights advocacy group Human Rights and Development Foundation, local religious groups and NGOs.