STEP – Chiang Rai, Thailand
Goal: $360/student annually
About this Mission Project
Education is the gift of a lifetime. Children living in remote Akha villages in mountainous northern Thailand often don’t attend school because of the distance they must travel. This limits their chances to pursue their hopes and dreams.
Buyeu was born in a traditional Akha home. As the eldest, she cares for her younger siblings, gathers firewood and carries water, helps with laundry and cooking. Schooling isn’t a priority for girls in her village nor is it available past 6th grade in many areas.
Thanks to a STEP sponsor for the last seven years, Buyeu has gone to school and is turning her dreams to be a teacher or nurse into reality. The Student Tuition Expense Program (STEP) is designed to give other children the same chance for an education and future.
Buyeu is a tremendous witness and role model for other young people, giving them hope for a brighter future. But they need STEP sponsors. Will you partner with them?
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise annual commitments of $360 per student to provide an education for children like Buyeu. The money will provide school uniforms, transportation, school supplies, housing and meals. Sponsors can give monthly ($30), quarterly ($90), twice a year ($180) or annually ($360). There are many children and their families who will benefit from this project. STEP Chiang Rai will be managed by missionary Ruth Fox and Miju Yehbiang. It is anticipated that this project will raise the educational level for numerous children, and raise the overall standard of living for whole communities in rural Thailand.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with Chuck and Ruth Fox and their partners in Thailand that Akha children would be provided the opportunities for education which are key to their future hopes and dreams.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
Buyeu (center of third row) joins students from several Akha villages in northern Thailand. They are all receiving much needed education help through the STEP Chiang Rai project. They are brought together for fellowship and encouragement during the time of their studies.