On the 29th of February BEAM Education Foundation celebrated its 10th Anniversary, an achievement of note, thanks, to dedication, vision, commitment, volunteers, donations and hard work.
First a little about BEAM:
BEAM Education Foundation (BEAM) was founded in January 2010 and is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. BEAM is a registered non-profit educational foundation. The emergence of BEAM was in response to the rising educational needs of marginalized people, migrants, and refugee youth living in Thailand, most of whom are from Myanmar.
BEAM envisions local, people-oriented, peaceful, and developed communities in Myanmar and Thailand. This can be sustained by empowering local communities through comprehensive education.
BEAM believes that migrant youth have the potential to be a part of the larger community development of Thailand, Myanmar, and the ASEAN nations, but they are marginalized due to the difficulties in attaining access to higher education.
As of the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, 170 students in total have directly benefited from BEAM’s Higher Education Program. Of these graduates, 62.5% are currently studying at universities while the others are working back in their communities as teachers, health care assistants, or in other service sectors. 31 of BEAM’s Higher Education Program alumni have already successfully graduated from 4-year-degree programs at Chiang Mai University, Payap, Thammasat, Khon Kaen, Tak Polytechnic College, Rangsit, Rajabhat, Ramkhamhaeng, Assumption, Asia-Pacific International University, Mae Fah Luang, SolBridge International School of Business in Korea, Hong Kong University, Myanmar International University, and the Henry Ford College, USA. Even more will be graduating soon.
An evening to be enjoyed:
29 February 2020 Location: Community Square of Intranurak Village, 103, Intranurak Village, Viang Ping Road, T. Changklan, A. Mueang, Chiang Mai 50100
The location gives an insight to the evening “Community Square” because it epitomized the event: everybody -- students, the local community, organizers, dignitaries, and VIP guests were having, FUN! One could not help being infect