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Marist Mission Ranong

Thanks & Merry Christmas 

As we approach the end of the year we thought we'd share with our friends and supporters some pictures of the year. As the saying goes 'a picture tells a thousand words'. 

We hope you can feel our joy and know your support makes a huge difference in the lives of Burmese Migrants here on the Thai Burma Border.

Education and Health are truly the best gifts we can give to the poor.

Thanks for 2015. Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2016!

From the Marist Team

The greatest gift: education

The story behind the pictures is rather sad. Only 20% of Burmese Migrant Children start school and 90% of these children finish at age 12. Only 13 Burmese Teenagers are in a Thai school receiving a Secondary Education. 

Great needs still exist here on the Thai Burma Border. Our Preschool Programme and Burmese Migrant Secondary Education Programme is vital for the Migrant Community. Without education the cycle of poverty continues.

With your generosity, and us 'lending our flesh to God' -as Pope Francis says - we make an incredible difference.

If you wish to make a Christmas Donation to continue the great work here on the Thailand Burma Border click here to make an online donation or make a bank transfer to our Charitable Account in New Zealand 'BNZ'. 'Society of Mary' - Ranong. 02 0560 0125397 029. 

For any enquiries contact Fr Frank Bird SM  francisbird@gmail.com 

Want to learn some more

Burmese Teengaers Stories - Boy
Burmese Teenagers Stories - Girl
A day at school - 3 Mins
Volunteers Video - 10 mins
Volunteer Opportunities
 

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Click here to learn about our 'Small change, Big difference campaign. 

Your small change of $5 per week gives a Burmese Migrant Child an education and a brighter future. 

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