Welcome to Kwah Dao

Enhancing The Lives of Disenfranchised, Stateless Children.

Kwah Dao (the Burmese Refugee Project) is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization seeking to empower vulnerable communities in northern Thailand with the education and support necessary to improve their current situations and enhance their future opportunities.



Our Youth Center’s current classes

January 16, 2022

As English is one of the world’s major languages so we set it as one of our most important programs by providing Elementary and Intermediate English classes to our students. …

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Visiting of Shan communities on the occasion of Thai National Children’s Day

January 7, 2022

On the occasion of Thai National Children’s Day, Kwah Dao Foundation has visited Shan communities, Pang Hin or Rock Village, and Kung Mok Kham, to inspect the livelihood of the …

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Change of Leadership

December 13, 2021

We are pleased to announce the third time in a row that one of our own graduates will assume a position of leadership for Kwah Dao. Pii was an early …

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Raining season in Pai

December 21, 2019

A lot of heat and flooding The rainy season is in full swing, at least in theory. In fact, rain remains a rarity this year. When it comes, it crashes …

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Why do we teach them Thai?

April 23, 2019

Most of the children that we teach at Kwah Dao are from Shan migrant families. These families have fled civil war and ongoing human rights abuses. The families are not …

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The New Year is off to a great start!

March 29, 2019

2019 began really well! An unexpected donation made at the beginning of the year will enable us  to purchase a long-needed new truck for the school. It will allow us …

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4 reasons why learning English is important for our students.

August 14, 2018

Learning English is so important to the future of our Kwah Dao students. English speaking is fundamental to their pursuit of education, future careers and their inclusion within society. Education …

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Where Your Dollars Go

August 10, 2018

You may have wondered where your money actually goes, when you make a donation to Kwah Dao… If you’ve visited one of our open days, you’ll have seen that we …

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Stateless and stuck: where do people with no country go?

August 4, 2018

At least 10 million people globally are stateless – they don’t belong anywhere. A third of which are children. So where do they go? Thai cave rescue: A backstory of …

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Volunteering vs Voluntourism: Whose life am I really changing?

June 21, 2018

So you’re passing through Pai on your gap year in South-East-Asia and hear about Kwah Dao. You’ve always wanted to work with children, and volunteering to teach English would be …

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