the Chiesi Foundation has the great pleasure to update you on developments relating to the draft child schooling that you have decided to support in Mae Sot, Thailand.
Mae Sot is a town on the border between Burma and Thailand.
All its economy is based on the exploitation of the labor of thousands of children are forced to work at the age of ten years and private to each social security.
The request for help arrived relates an urgent situation in a serious reality.
Dr. ssa Elisabetta Leonardi, a medical doctor with a specialization in infectious and tropical diseases, lives and works from 13 years in Mae Sot and helps families of karen and Burmese who fled by the atrocities of the military regime of their country, and also supports the organization BMWCE (Burmese Migrant Workers’ Education Committee – www. bmwec. org) Born more than ten years ago to help the children and give them the opportunity to attend the 18 schools “not recognized”, not subsidised by the State, and therefore are likely to close.
Initially, the contribution from the Chiesi Foundation to BMWEC organization served to allow the Maw Taw Lu Learning Center and the Nya Li Ah Hta School self until the end of the school year, finished at June 2012: were guaranteed the right to education of 119 children and the compensation of the 6 masters for the activity daily.
The next urgent request of BMWEC to Chiesi Foundation related therefore the livelihood of the single Nya Li Ah Hta School, a structure with 103 students, 5 teachers and 1 assistant who, due to a lack of money risked it too close.
The Chiesi Foundationi has thus launched a fund-raising both public and internal to the company Chiesi who has recorded a lot of interest, and participation, in particular by its employees and members of the Foundation itself.
A further significant contribution and arrived by Cariparma Foundation who readily responded to a request for partnership for the support of the project for schooling.
“The school is open and functional with young children who are following the lessons; your help has made it possible at the moment really critical. We are very grateful for your generosity” (Paw Ray – Director BMWEC).