On 9th of May the new term at DEPDC’s Half Day School started. For the 2016/2017 school year more than 40 students registered at our school and will receive free education here. Staff and volunteers at DEPDC are happy to see all the known faces back and to get to know our new students. We are looking forward for the new school year and hope that our students will be as successful as during the last year.
The 2015/2016 school year ended successfully for our Half Day School. 12 students graduated with a 6th grade primary education certificate and either had the chance to learn on at public schools or at least to go on with their education for a 9th grade secondary education degree at the local Non-formal Education Department.
As the oldest generation of students leaves after graduation every year, new students enroll to HDS as well. It’s a pleasure to see the excitement in their little faces when they come to school for the first time. For most of them it’s the first time ever that they’ve gone to school, but a few of them have been to other schools before. Especially the children of recent immigrants from Myanmar’s Shan State often had a chance to visit a school in Myanmar before and arrive at HDS with some degree of basic education. Their school career is often different from the children without any previous education, as their main focus is normally to learn speaking, reading, and writing Thai. Once they manage these task they often make quick progress and are able to perform their primary education examination earlier than to schedule.
All staff and volunteers at DEPDC are looking forward for the new school year and the whole team hopes that our students will be as successful as before.
We would like to thank everybody, past, present, and future donors for their support of our mission in fighting human-trafficking through education. Without your sponsorship DEPDC’s work wouldn’t be possible. In case you would like to donate to our Half Day School please visit our project page at GlobalGiving.