Good evening everyone,
MPGResponsibilitynow's Team is proud to announce a new face among us. From now on, Manou Goergen will be MPG's new External Relationships Manager. He is a perfect fit to our team for a number of reasons.
All of MPG's Members are bound through a deep friendship. There is no exception in Manou's case. Many of us have known him for quite some years. He attended the same High School as most of us and is passioned about sports (all of us are). Those are just a couple of many reasons why we feel such a deep friendship for him.
Further more he successfully received his Bachelor at the European Business School (London) in International Business. Currently, he studies Management in London at the European School of Economics which qualifies him perfectly for the job, and we have a complete trust in him.
We are all very excited about the idea of working hand in hand with Manou. His contributions to MPG will be a great Help for all of us, and will most likely benefit most the children in Fang!
Welcome Manou and thank you for taking your responsibilities now,
For The MPG Responsibility Now Team,
from left to right: Felix, Fred, Kwang Muang, LanMao.
Reporting from Thailand again.
As mentioned in the previous post, we have been driving through the Fang-area in order to assess the need for a new school and identify potential locations.
After our trip with Wilbert we were lucky enough to meet with Kwan Muang, the government official representing of the Shan people in the regional district. He is one of the Shan people himself and is extremely dedicated to improve their situation as refugees in Thailand. After a very productive meeting he agreed to help us in finding the perfect location for our new school. Knowing the area better than anybody else he will be able to identify places with high concentration of Shan-kids who - as of now - don't have access to any kind of education.
We also informed him that we intend to buy a vehicle which we will use to pick up the kids in the morning and bring them home at night. Therefore we are quite flexible and can serve a maximum number of communities, which are often quite spread out across the orange plantations. Ideally the school will then be built within a distance from each community that minimizes the fuel costs.
We look forward to working together with Kwan Muang in the following weeks, as he is very knowledgeable, experienced in these matters and also deeply passionate about helping his own people!
Hello everyone! This is Felix writing!
I have been in Thailand for a few days now, as our organization is on the lookout to build a new school in the orange plantations in order to serve more Burmese refugees who are falling through the net of education.
Yesterday we drove more than 140km across Northwestern Thailand, roaming the area for a suitable place for a new school. Wilbert, who knows every spot and every rock in the area took us to some of the most remote villages around. However, many of the villages we visited were Lahu Hilltribe villages as opposed to Shan villages. Since the Lahu villages are already more integrated into the community and education is often provided for them by the government, we decided to concentrate our efforts exclusively on the Shan people.
However, I'd also like to notice that we saw a few locations, which, in the future could be a good fit to build an evening school, where the Lahu people can improve their Thai in order to better understand the lessons in public school.
Today we have an important meeting with the representative of the Shan people in the regional district office. Together with him, with Fred and the current teacher of the DayLight School, we hope to identify a location among the orange plantations that needs and wants a school in order to get as many Shan kids as possible into school.
Because everybody deserves a chance!
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