Myanmar refugees who live in northern Thailand do not have enough working skill and some of them work illegally in Thailand. In addition, when they return to their home country, there is no job to do so it is urgent matter to help those people and to solve this problem. TJEDF aims to support refugees from Myanmar by providing vocational training for them. Details and basic requirements of this project are as follows;
- Most of refugees are come from farm village
- It is necessary to enhance the agricultural skills base on requirement from the refugees of each areas in order to provide the appropriate opportunities to them.
- Techniques of making mulberry paper is not much difficult
- There is few supply of mulberry paper in Thailand and other countries in South East Asia.
- Vocational training of making mulberry paper is curriculum of sustainable agriculture project for well-being of ethnic minorities in Myanmar
Paper mulberries which have been grown in pilot farm of our sustainable agriculture project sites will be processed to trade as products. Moreover, we believe that paper mulberry which are grown in ethnic minorities’ area and techniques of making paper mulberry have a consistency and can help those people return to their home country in the future.
Project Duration: Since April 2014
Project Area: Mae Wang district, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Opening ceremony of sustainable self-sufficiency learning center on 2nd February 2015
Paper mulberry making workshop on 2nd February 2015