Samae San has opened a new Migrant Children’s Center to care for kids whose Burmese parents work on local fishing boats.
Mayor Prasert Pitakkorn welcomed Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai and other officials to the opening of the 32-sq.-meter facility in Nong Nam Kem June 16.
Relocated from Baan Nong Krajong in February, the day-care center has 53 students in the small quarters with two restrooms, a cooking area and recreational space.
All of the children attending are Christian Burmese offspring of fishermen. Split into three age groups, they are taught the Thai and Burmese languages and given lessons in Christian teaching.
Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai (center) leads officials in cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Samae San Migrant Children’s Center.
Teachers and supervisors earn 5,000-6,000 baht a month and the school spends 200-300 baht a day for food, although some children bring their own food.
Costs are supplemented by donations from private organizations.
The goal of new center is to prevent human trafficking and create a better life for the children.