The Burmese Migrants Education Project (BMEP) was established following the Asian Tsunami of December 26, 2004. The already difficult and dangerous lives of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand were made even worse by the disastrous storm. But what the adult Burmese migrant workers wanted most, after immediate emergency relief, was a chance to learn, a chance for an education that had never been available to them in Thailand. In 2005, BMEP helped establish and provided the financial support for a Migrant Learning Center in southern Thailand (Phuket) and northern Thailand (Chiang Mai).
Cyclone Nargis killed over 150,000 in southern Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta in 2008. BMEP worked with and financially supported a Burmese community-based organization in delivering emergency supplies, drilling wells, distributing water and constructing of multi-purpose Cyclone Relief Shelters.
In December 2009, BMEP partnered with an experienced team of teachers in the formation of the BEAM Education Foundation in Chiang Mai.
BEAM continues to support projects which aim to improve the lives of the disadvantaged but highly motivated Burmese in Thailand and Burma.
Now, the Burmese Migrants Education Project (BMEP) evolved in 2014 into EDUCATION BURMA THAILAND MYANMAR (EBTM), a U.S. 501c(3) non-profit organization in United States. EBTM will take the next logical step and open an office in Yangon, Myanmar. Yangon is a historical, cultural and architectural gem, the former capital of the country. Its mission is to improve conditions of migrant workers who live in Thailand and to prepare them for their return to Myanmar. At the present time the newly developed EBTM is getting started in Yangon and will be introducing the BEAM/ MEII Myanmar Project in 2015.
EBTM 2014 Report – Page 1
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EBTM 2012 Report – Page 1
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EBTM 2011 Report – Page 1
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