The Branch Foundation’s Education Center @ Chiang Mai City

The Branch Foundation launched its Education Center based in Chiang Mai, Thailand in July 2011.  After meeting with many local communities and non-profit organisations, The Branch Foundation team identified the need to offer Life Skills and Capacity Building support to the communities of Chiang Mai and beyond. Our Education Centre is also our base from which we coordinate our other education projects for marginalised communities throughout South-East Asia.

Life Skills

The Education Center coordinates a diverse set of life skills programs. We offer training in education/career development, CV writing, scholarship applications and online safety.  We also provide tailored one-on-one support in the areas of personal organisation, motivation, and confidence building.

Each year we facilitate a six-week training workshop at BEAM (Bridging Educational Access to Migrants) to support their students in vital skills such as CV writing, cover letters, interview techniques and university applications.

Capacity Building

The Branch Foundation Education Center puts a strong emphasis on community outreach programs. Through the Education Center, we coordinate volunteer teachers, teaching training workshops, stipends for local teachers as well as provide education materials such as school uniforms and textbooks. We actively run teacher training workshops at Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp twice a year and have also facilitated a teacher training session for urban refugees in Bangkok with Refugee Help Refugee. From time to time we also lead localised training in income generation and extracurricular activities such as art and breakdancing.

Previously we have also supported The Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights (CCPCR) in their educational endeavours.