RANONG VILLAGE THAILAND
Our trip to Thailand was Communities for Communities very first overseas immersion project, in partnership with Caritas Australia and The Jesuit Refugee Service. C4C volunteers raised $185,000 to build nine schools, provide sanitation and clean water training, and support teacher training in the province of Ranong, on the Thai-Burma border. This project enabled 900 Burmese refugee children who were fleeing conflict to access education, something that was not previously available to them because of 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.