Brackett Refugee Education Fund
Target demographics: We support education at all levels from kindergarten to university for refugees from Burma.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 140 University students, 70 high school and vocational school students, 80 teachers, and about 2000 primary school children.
Geographic areas served: Thailand, India
Raised over $1 million to support refugee education;
Supported college and university scholarships for over 100 students annually;
Provided 50 grants annually to study in high school or vocational school;
Supported four boarding houses with a home-like environment to enable children in remote areas to attend school;
Supported a school for the children and staff at the clinic run by the legendary Dr. Cynthia Maung;
Underwrote operations including teachers salaries for 12 primary school serving an estimated 1700 Karen and Shan school children;
Supported 10 primary schools for internally displaced people inside Burma;
Led the way in encouraging refugees of all ages to learn Thai, the language of the country they are living in.