Embark on a journey to the remote mountains along the Thai-Myanmar border to spend two nights in the remote Mae Ra Moe Luang Refugee Camp. This community was forced to flee their homeland in the Karen state due to violence, authoritarian rule, and lack of educational opportunities. Some of the students you will meet have grown up entirely in the refugee camp, while others have only recently arrived.
After lunch and orientation discussions, visit local schools and a vocational training facility. Service within the camp will focus on educational enrichment, school improvements, and agricultural projects to increase food production for students living in the dormitories. Spend evenings at the boarding house, which supports more than 40 students, most living in the camp without their parents. Sing songs, play games, and bond with your new friends here.