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Education for child workers in Thailand
Child labor is widespread in Thailand, and it’s often young immigrants from Myanmar who are most affected. Many children are forced to drop out of school and work in the physically demanding agriculture and seafood industries. And missing school means they don’t have a chance at getting a good job later on and overcoming poverty. Win Win Wa, 16, was born in Thailand her parents are from Myanmar. After having to work as a child, she was helped into an education by a Thai NGO. Now she’s helping others understand the importance of going to school.
Listen to the report by Nik Martin in Mahachai near Bangkok:
DateTuesday 23.07.2013 | 12:32
Young refugee from Burma organizes medical aid for others
Halfway between Mae Sot and the Friendship Bridge linking Thailand and Burma stands the house of the Back Pack Health Worker Team, an association that, since 1998, has been giving health assistance to refugees and migrant workers in Thai territory and internal displaced people inside Burma.
A refugee and young mother herself, Snow is the deputy director of the Back Pack organization.
Listen to the report by Roberto Tofani (presented by André Leslie):
Snow prefered not to be photographed. Here are some impressions from the region. Photos by Robert Tofani.
DateTuesday 21.02.2012 | 15:12