Ranong Village, Thailand
Communities for Communities' first project was in partnership with Caritas Australia and the Jesuit Refugee Service and consisted of building schools on the Thai Burma border in the province of Ranong.
In two years we were able to raise $160,000, which was used to build 8 schools for 860 Burmese children, provide teacher education, and resources for these children who had previously no access to education due to their refugee status.
Since Communities for Communities met the initial infrastructural requirements, this program is still running successfully today. The ongoing costs of the program are self-funded by the families of the children who attend the schools.