Meet Our Students (9): Eh Shee’s Story

When I was 6-month-old, my dad passed away on the battlefield while he served in the ethnic armed group. Since then we had faced many difficulties. The place where I am from was in a remote area and there was no school. My mom wanted me to study, so she sent me to the CDC boarding house. She had known the boarding house from her friend that it was established for vulnerable children from Burma/Myanmar.
I strongly believe that education is a key to achieve my dream. In the future, I want to become a mathematics teacher and teach the new generation in my village back in Burma/Myanmar as there is no school there.

 

My name is Eh Shee and I am 19-year-old. I am at grade 11 at Children’s Development Centre (CDC) school. I live in CDC boarding house in the last 4 years.

I am originally from Pha An, Burma/Myanmar. I came to Thailand in 2012 with my mom and older sister to find a job and have a better life. When I was 6-month-old, my dad passed away on the battlefield while he served in the ethnic armed group. Since then we had faced many difficulties. The place where I am from was in a remote area and there was no school. My mom wanted me to study, so she sent me to the CDC boarding house. She had known the boarding house from her friend that it was established for vulnerable children from Burma/Myanmar. She is engaged in farming along the Thai-Burma border. My sister became an English and Karen language teacher in Karen State after her study at one of the migrant schools and in teacher training program in Thailand.

I love to stay in the boarding house because I have many friends here and have an access to the education. There are many peers in the boarding house from different backgrounds and different ethnicity. Although we are all different, we are all like siblings.

During the stay in the boarding house, I have learned a lot of things that are important for my life; how to cook, how to communicate with others and how to become friendly. I might probably be engaged in a heavy labour if my mom did not send me to boarding house. Because I feel that without education, farming might be the only option for me in the future.

I especially like to study English because it is an international language and one day I want to travel a lot of foreign countries. I am not very good at mathematics but I like the subject too. I want to study further if possible in order to have a better job in the future. I strongly believe that education is a key to achieve my dream. In the future, I want to become a mathematics teacher and teach the new generation in my village back in Burma/Myanmar as there is no school there. This year is the last year for me to stay in the boarding house. After graduation, if I possible, I want to continue to study. To achieve this goal, to study at the university, I am studying English very hard.

Donors’ support is very important for me. Thanks to the support, I am able to go to school, have a safe place to stay and free from child labour. Without the program, not only me but also other peers living in the boarding house would face various problems. So, I’d like to thank to all donors who have been supporting us.


 

Dry food program –
Children having a meal at CDC school

Children living in the CDC boarding houses and the Bamboo Children’s Home continue to receive support from MTC, allowing them to have a safe space to live and access education. The Dry Food Program continues to provide a safe living environment and provides basic dry food supplies to children living in 23 boarding houses including three months of emergency support across migrant and IDP areas.

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