1. Mae Tao Clinic (MTC)
MTC is a health service provider and training centre, established to contribute and promote accessible quality health care among displaced Burmese and ethnic people along the Thailand- Burma border. In addition to the comprehensive services provided at its onsite facilities, MTC also promotes general health through partnerships with other community based organizations to work together to implement and advocate for social and legal services, as well as access to education for people living along the border.
MTC advocate for improved access to quality education for migrant children in the Mae Sot area and work to strengthen the child rights and child protection network among local and international human rights institutions. MTC serves a broader role as a community centre and centre for advocacy with respect to issues related to Burma and the displaced community. MTC is headed by its founder Dr. Cynthia Maung, a recipient of several prestigious awards such as the 1,000 Women Nobel Peace Prize (Global).
2. Burma Medical Association (BMA)
BMA promotes increased access to health services for vulnerable populations in South East Burma. BMA delivers reproductive and child health services and communicable disease prevention and control programs, in addition to school and environmental health projects. BMA also plays a lead role in the provision of training to health care workers from other health CBOs operating in South East Burma.
3. Social Action for Women (SAW)
SAW was founded in June 25th situations after hav
ing fled to Mae Sod, Thailand. SAW is based in Mae Sod and was established to support women facing difficulties through the provision of shelter, health education, rights awareness, counseling, and vocational training for unskilled women. SAW has expanded its focus population to include caring for and educating orphaned children and children of migrant parents.
4. Committee for Protection and Promotion Child Rights (CPPCR)
CPPCR is a community based organization founded in November 2002 in Mae Sot, Thailand. Its mission is to assist children of migrant parents and stateless children on the Thailand-Burma border area to achieve their basic rights such as citizenship, health and education in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. CPPCR’s commitment to children is reflected in the provision of birth documentation, child protection, child rights awareness campaigns and advocacy.
5. Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC)
BMWEC is a community-based organization that serves as an administrative umbrella for 25 learning centers concentrated along the Thailand-Burma border in and around Mae Sot, Thailand and in Karen State, Burma. These learning centers receive financial and logistical support through BMWEC and provide access to education for nearly 4,000 children and young people. BMWEC learning centers are not classified as official schools by the Thai Ministry of Education and therefore not eligible for government funding. In 2012, BMWEC negotiated and received official recognition from the Myanmar government to permit students who return to Myanmar to enter public schools according to the grade level they achieved while attending BMWEC-approved learning centers. They can also register for , 2000 to assist displaced women from Burma who are in crisis and take the national matriculation exam that serves as a gateway to higher education and many employment opportunities.
6. Burmese Migrant Teacher’s Association (BMTA)
Burmese Migrant Teacher’s Association was formed to represent the welfare of Burmese teachers in the MLCs. Due to the different views of MLCs and funding, the role of BMTA evolved over the years and has now included in its goal the development and implementation of an education with improved standards at par with the Thai and Burmese systems through working with MLCs to prepare these children in their transition. BMTA has now 500 members coming from 55 MLCs in Tak province.