New York, NY, October 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Burma is the forgotten country: one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia and ranked next to last in international aid received. Furthermore, Burma is home to forced labor, human trafficking and child labor from which children and families often flee to bordering Maesot, Thailand, where new perils await.
New York-based Burma Relief meets these children and families at the Maesot border, offering housing, food, medical treatment and education for children. Led by Executive Director Jeremy Taylor, the organization has helped over a thousand Burmese children living in Maesot: it has provided malaria testing and treatment for 800 Burmese, life saving heart operations for 4 Burmese children and three months of rice for 450 children. It recently built a dormitory with bunk beds for 50 orphaned Burmese refugee girls at the New Blood Migrant School in Maesot. Burma Relief’s next project is to construct a new 3,000 square-foot dormitory building.
After a successful gala event last month, Taylor raised $7,000 for this building, $13,000 short of his $20,000 goal. Taylor has now launched a campaign on HelpersUnite.com to raise the remaining funding, with 100% of all capital received going towards completing its construction and the necessary bunk beds, electricity, computers and housing for English teachers. In exchange for donations, the organization is offering personal thank you notes, t-shirts and DVDs of the documentary that served as Taylor’s call to action.
Taylor founded Burma Relief soon after filming his documentary, “Burma: An Indictment,” morphing his project into a movement for these children. “Learning of the humanitarian crisis while making our documentary was the epiphany it took for me to create this organization dedicated to orphaned Burmese refugee children,” says Taylor.
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