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Sponsor A Child’s Education

Welcome to our sponsorship page. The children below are Thai and Burmese students that need your help to come to school! You will be sharing your sponsorship with 9 other people and each of you will be putting $25 a month towards one student.

Where Specifically Does Your Money Go?

Your sponsorship will help to cover the costs of having the child at the school:

  • Educational Resources
  • Teacher Wages
  • School Utillity Bills / Rent
  • One Off Medical Costs (When needed)
  • Snacks x 2 and Hot Lunch x 1 per school day

If money is leftover from your sponsorship, it is rolled over into the rest of the school and goes towards the entire school community and its need.

Receive Updates!

As a sponsor you will receive:

  • Access to our private Facebook group for sponsors and parents that includes regular updates directly from the school to you.
  • Annual email updates
  • You can also organise coming to meet your student and see them at the school in person (this requires passing a security check, as do volunteers).

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Current Children Needing Sponsorship

The children on this list have just started school or have been attending the school. The school entry program includes 4 key focus points –

  1. Early Childhood Development
  2. Conversational English & Phonics
  3. Burmese  or Thai Language & Character Recognition
  4. Numeracy Basics

We are pleased to announce we have hired our first Burmese teacher, after many years of searching! This is a very exciting prospect for children living on Koh Tao from Myanmar. This means they can stay in the school longer and they will have a smoother transition back into schools in Myanmar when they reach high school.

Your gift of sponsorship WILL have a huge impact on the lives of these children. As one father said to me…

“When I took my daughter to look at school in our village, the toilet had no door, no water and everything was dirty. We have no insurance or money for doctors. If my child gets sick there is nothing that can be done.” – Kyaw

Choosing between keeping your child safe and educating them is a really tough choice, one that no parent should have to make.

Lynn Htet Aow

Birthday – September 16, 2015

Sponsor Lynn Htet Aow

Birthday – September 16, 2015

Lynn Htet is 4 years old and joined our Burmese & English program in May 2019, after receiving sponsorships. Lynn Htet is shy with new people, but once he warms ups, he is a ball of energy that doesn’t want to sit still. During the first nine months in school, he has learned to count to ten in English and is getting better with his colors. He is proud to show off his work to his teachers and volunteers.

Lynn Htet’s parents work hard, but Lynn Htet can’t live on Koh Tao unless he is at school. His parents need someone to watch him while they work and what better place than Koh Tao International Primary. With your help, Lynn Htet can be at school learning while his parents work and bring in money for the rest of the family.

 

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Ye Myat (Janu)

Birthday – March 08, 2012

Sponsor Ye Myat (Janu)

Birthday – Match 08, 2012

Ye Myat is 7 years old and living on Koh Tao with her brother Kyar Nyo (“Je Je”). Her mother is a single mum and has come to Koh Tao to find a better life for her children and to make money to support them. Ye Myat and her family would benefit highly from having somewhere safe for her to be while her mother works. Her entire family would also benefit from her having a solid education. Ye Mat, like her brother Je Je, was placed with the 3-4 year olds when she first started school. Now, she is in Reception with the 5-6 year olds, and continues to improve in all areas. She is able to count to 100, recognise letters sounds and speaks basic English! With your help and others you know, these siblings could take their family out of poverty together.

 

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Kyar Nyo (Je Je)

Birthday – December 18, 2010

Sponsor Kyar Nyo (Je Je)

Birthday – December 18, 2010

“Je Je” is 9 years old and lives on Koh Tao with his sister, Ye Myat, and his Mummy. They are very poor as his mother is a single parent and is raising them alone. The siblings both need somewhere safe to be while their mother works to make money for the family. Je Je was already very behind on his education and was placed with the 3-4 year olds to experience foundation learning for the first time. He did well, and after four months, he was moved up to the Reception class with the 5-6 year olds. He is very intelligent and especially good with his math skills. We aim to try and catch him up to his age group and give him a good chance and getting proper schooling, but we need your help!

 

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Dow

Sponsor Dow

 

Birthday – March 27, 2019

Dow is very special to the school. She is the little sister of Ei That Oo, our very first Burmese student. Dow has just started at Daycare and will follow in her sisters footsteps learning at the school from toddlerhood to primary school age. At the moment both her parents have very little work due to Covid 19 and we have done our best to support their needs.

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Young Young

Sponsor Young Young

New to the school, Young Young (Yun Yun) is just starting to settle into the school’s English-Burmese Transition Program. She does not have sponsors yet and is in eager to stay at school and learn with her friends.

 

 

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Ko Ko

Sponsor Ko Ko

I am a boisterous little boy that loves to play all day with his friends, even when he should be listening to the teacher! I am new to the school and I love going every morning. I have some catching up to do in my development, but there is no reason to believe I won’t. I am strong and bright and full of energy!

 

 

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Phyo

Sponsor Phyo

This little guy just started at the school before COVID 19. He was just beginning to settle in and was learning English in the Burmese-English Transitional Program. He is bright and too old to be in this class, but he doesn’t seem to mind at all. Can’t wait for him to move into Reception!

 

 

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Polestar

Sponsor Polestar

We know, his name is… unusual, but don’t let that change the way his adorable face makes your heart explode! Polestar is a bright, busy and social little boy. He loves his best friend Swe Ta and they are absolute trouble together!

 

 

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Aung Thu

Sponsor Aung Thu

I am old for my class, but this is the first time I have been in a school and I am learning from the bottom up. I love school and don’t even notice the other children are younger than me.

 

 

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Myat Thu

Sponsor Myat Thu

I am a very bright and loveable little boy that has my own mind and can be stubborn. I am excellent at puzzles and colouring in, but I struggle to stay still when I am supposed to be listening! My teachers love me, but like all the clever ones, I am a challenge!

 

 

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Su

Sponsor Su

Su’s Mother tried to put her into the school last year, but it didn’t work as they had to go back to Myanmar for few month for their passports and visa. Su was then blocked at the border because of her papers being incorrect and an expat managed to get her back just before borders closed because of COVID-19. This lucky little girl is starting school!

 

 

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Milin

Sponsor Milin

Milin has been at the school since she was 6 years old. She is now 11! Milin is Thai and she has 2 other siblings (Alice and Nab). Milin is incredibly intelligent and shows a mountain of promise. SHe loves to cook, work in her parents shop and play on the beach. Since COVID 19 started, her family has lost all of their businesses and are now unable to support her and her siblings at school. With your help, they can all continue to learn.

 

 

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Plang

Sponsor Plang

Plang is a Thai schild that has been unable to attend school for sometime, due to COVID 19. Plang’s parents have lost their income and are struggling to pay bills. Their little girl is desperate to go back to school and they have asked us to try and find sponsors for her. Could you help?

 

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Vincent

Sponsor Vincent

Birthday – August 04, 2013

Vincent is a six year old student at the school who has been attending since he was 2 years old. Vincent’s father had a major stroke, and a few minor strokes, and has suffered brain injury. His mother comes from a poor farming family in the south-east of Thailand. Vincent’s mother has to work 7 days a week from 5am to 11pm to support Vincent and his father. Vincent’s father has continued to have seizures and complications from the stroke. His complete condition is unknown as they don’t have the money for brain scans and although the island locals have tried to raise money to help them, they are still paying off many hospital costs that they incurred through two hospital stays. After respite care with Claire and her family, Vincent is now being cared for by his parents again thanks to some wonderful people in the Koh Tao community who are helping to look after his well being. We are thrilled to have him back with his parents and thanks to his sponsors, he is still at school and doing very well! Vincent is now in Year 1! We are very proud of him. Without your support this wouldn’t be possible, so a big THANK YOU to you all!

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Kukkuu

Sponsor Kukkuu

Birthday – November 15, 2013

Kuku has been with the school for almost three years now and has made big progress. Her parents are both living with her on Koh Tao and were sending her back to Myanmar when we convinced them to keep her on the island and send her to the school. They couldn’t afford to have her in school and had no one to watch her while they worked. Kuku is thriving at the school and is now in Year 1!

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Tone Tone

Birthday – March 15, 2013

Sponsor Tone Tone

 

Birthday – March 15, 2013

At age 7.5, Tone Tone has just joined the school and is starting to get used to things slowly. She is a bright little girl who will do well at school if she is given the chance. Tone Tone’s family are not doing well through Covid 19 but did make the wise decision to bring her to Thailand at the very start of the Covid outbreak. We are very glad to have her with us.

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Lupa

Birthday – March 27, 2019

Sponsor Lupa

Birthday – March 27, 2019

This little Daycare tot lives with both his parents on Koh Tao, however neither of them have jobs. He has an older brother of 8 years old who is in Burma and they don’t know when they will be able to see him again due to Covid 19. We hope that his brother can come to Koh To and join him at the school soon!

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Phet

Birthday – March 28, 2013

Sponsor Phet

 

Birthday – July 24, 2012

This little girl is learning English and Burmese for the first time. She has never had the opportunity to learn her own native language as her mother put her into Thai school when she was young. Phet is now beginning to learn more about her own culture and about the big wide world outside of Koh Tao. She is learning quickly and we have high hopes that we can get her caught up with her age group.

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Nab

Sponsor Nab

Nab is a Thai student that is 9 years old. he has been at the school since he was 5 years old. Nab is a talented artist with 2 sisters (Milin and Alice). Nab is very clever and extremely artistic. He loves to draw as often as he can. His family have hit very hard times during COVID 19 and have lost their businesses. They are no longer to support Nab’s schooling. You could help keep him at school!

 

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Alice

Sponsor Alice

Alice is 2 years old, she will be 3 very soon! Alice is a Thai baby that has been at the school since she was 1.5 yrs old. She comes from a loving family and has a brither and sister (Milin and Nab). Alice is tall for her age and is a bundle of energy. Alice loves school, she spends her days painting, learning to be gentle, singing, counting and learning her colours. She is now speaking English very well and her family were looking forward to her joining the primary school when she turns 4. COVID 19 has taken her parents businesses. They have no income and are unable to support the children’s schooling. With your help, ALice won’t have to miss out!

 

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Kaung Sett

Sponsor Kaung Sett

 

Birthday – March 27, 2019

This little Daycare tot lives with both his parents on Koh Tao, however neither of them have jobs. He has an older brother of 8 years old who is in Burma and they don’t know when they will be able to see him again due to Covid 19. We hope that his brother can come to Koh To and join him at the school soon!

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Chit Ko Ko

Birthday – December 3, 2014

Sponsor Chit Ko Ko

 

Birthday – December 3, 2014

Ko Ko is Age 6 and was born in Myanmar, he moved to Koh Tao with his parents 8 months ago for work. Mum doesn’t have a steady job anymore because of Covid. His Dad has gone back to Myanmar and doesn’t send any money for support. Ko Ko likes drawing, playing football and swimming. In fact it seems there isn’t a sport this little one doesn’t enjoy playing!

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Ma Ma

Birthday – Unknown

Sponsor Ma Ma

 

Birthday – Unknown

Ma Ma has been full of surprises. When she first started at the school she struggled with direct eye contact and showed some worrying behaviours. Over the last few months Ma Ma now looks you in the eyes, attempts to speak English very well and is progressing much faster than we thought she ever would. Ma Ma loves to go to school and she loves to learn with her friends. She plays well with others and is starting to be very affectionate.

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Moe Moe

Birthday – February 2, 2018

Sponsor Moe Moe

Birthday – February 2, 2018

This Day care baby has two loving parents that are barely working right now due to Covid 19. His father is heavily involved in helping the local community and is determined to have his son experience the education he never had. Moe Moe is adorable and very excited to arrive at daycare everyday. He is learning his colours and shapes and how to share with others. He will benefit highly from starting his foundation learning so early, he will likely be fluent in English by the time he enters primary school, with your help!

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Mimi

Birthday – January 16, 2010

Sponsor Mimi

 

Birthday – January 16, 2010

At age 10 , Mimi has no English but has a natural gift for mathematics. She is currently able to do mathematical calculations the year 7 children cannot understand. Mimi’s parents have no money and are not able to send her back to Burma due to the 2nd wave of covid 19. She will be staying to learn English and we would like to see how quickly we can help her to learn English. She is a gifted child and we are very excited to have her at the school, we hope she can stay with your help!

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Nying Nying

Birthday – March 1, 2013

Sponsor Nying Nying

 

Birthday – March 1, 2013

Age- 3 Nying Nying is in daycare at the school. He has been working on reaching his developmental goals and loves play based learning. He has had a lot of trouble settling into a routine and learning to sleep, but he is getting there. His parents are very poor but he is very loved. Nying Nying is very tiny but full of beans. He simply loves going to daycare. Help us keep this little one in school for years to come!

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Ei That Oo

Birthday – Sept 9, 2012

Sponsor Ei That Oo

 

Birthday – Sept 9, 2012

Ei That Oo was the first Burmese child to attend the school. She started when she was just 2 years old and paved the way for the rest of her community here on Koh Tao. Ei That Oo was taken back to Myanmar to live with relatives just as she was learning to read for several years. She has come back and although she is behind her classmates she is working hard to catchup. Her baby sister (Dow) has just started Daycare and we are thrilled to have them both!

Ei That Oo has both her parents here on Koh Tao, however they currently have no work due to Covid 19.

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