"Stateless" children in Thailand

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I was just reading the letter from my child's director where he mentioned many of the children CI helps are "stateless". Are our Karen children being able to get an education in this type of non-citizen situation? How is CI helping them and how can we as sponsors help? I am especially concerned about the child slavery aspect- will enrollment in Compassion project/ church help keep them safe? A little google search on this topic gave me a lot of questions of concern.... thanks.
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theresa angeletti

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Theresa, I visited the Thai office a few years ago and talked to the country director at the time about this issue. You may be aware that for a long time, Burmese refugees have fled Myanmar across the border into Thailand. They are not Thai citizens and are therefore at a greater risk of exploitation in Thailand. The country office has this issue as one of their priorities to help protect these children from exploitation and help them to acquire the proper paperwork to be in Thailand legally. This will also enable them to attend school in the short term and in the long term to be employed and released from poverty. In cases, where children are not able to attend school, we always provide supplementary education at the student center to fill in the gaps until they can hopefully get back into school again. I am not sure what you were reading online but I hope this answers your question.
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theresa angeletti

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Thank you for responding- it is a relief knowing CI is doing everything they can for them.
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Rev. Rakesh Masih

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Respected CI

Greetings to you In the name of our lord Jesus Christ

Respected CI I have received your mail on the subject stateless children in Thailand on 27thSeptember 2018 we were also having CSP program (CEI-630) through CEI we are also not capable for fulfilling the need of all the children but now also we are helping minimum of children We cannot help the children of Thailand but we can only pray for them we know that God will soon fulfill the need of children in Thailand you also please pray for the 147000 children in India suffering for the need of food and education we know that God will soon open a Door For Compassion east India and it will start again soon in India

Rev Rakesh Masih

CEI-630

ANAND CHRISTIAN SEVA SANSTHAN

238,New Christian colony Sagar MP India

Email: rakeshmasih1122@gmail.com   OR   acss2008@yahoo.com

Contact No. +917582806123 OR   +919425691122


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Good morning, Rev, Rakesh Masih. We are so grateful for your desire to help children in need. Thank you so much for your prayers for the children Thailand and India. God bless you!