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School is out!

It was a year with a lot of changes at the Banyan Center. We went from a model that emphasized tuition revenue to one that emphasized grants. This means that we can bring more Shan children into the classroom. We…

Fund Drive

Please help us get the word out that our end of the year fundraising campaign is on. If you have any friends that are looking for a tax deductible donation at the end of 2013, please send them our way!…

The Kids Are Alright

In the small town where most of the Shan in Kwah Dao come from, there are almost no educational opportunities, and very few of the parents can read or write in any language. As Kwah Dao comes up on its…

A View From Mae Sot in the New Burma Era

Peter Muennig posts on his recent trip to Mae Sot, where he is helping the Khom Loy Foundation evaluate the education, health, and economic benefits of converting regular Thai classrooms to Montessori classrooms. All but 3 of the children involved…