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Zheng Zhu Student Center

OVERVIEW

The Zheng Zhu student center is in the border town of Tachileik, between Thailand and Myanmar. Since 2020, schools in Myanmar have been closed due to the pandemic. At the student center, the pastors and staff continue to educate the children there. Support this project with financial contributions and prayer.  

Cause:

Location

Eastern Myanmar 

Field Staff:

Local Partner:

Thailand Bethel Theological Institute (TBTI) 

The Situation

Student centers are an important ministry in the Golden Triangle region. Children from poor families in the mountainous regions must live in the city to go to school. These children receive the opportunity for better education, health care, and social interaction through this project. They also gradually learn essential life skills through their interactions with other children and adults. Students are shown the love of God through the care and teaching of full-time staff and volunteers. Pandemic school closures spurred the need to adapt.

With growing unrest in Myanmar and the pressures of the pandemic, safety and limited resources were of concern. The team learned to grow vegetables to reduce costs and travel to reduce the cost of living. Students could also learn new skills while growing fresh and organic vegetables to aid in nutrition for their growth. 

OVERVIEW

The Zheng Zhu student center is in the border town of Tachileik, between Thailand and Myanmar. Since 2020, schools in Myanmar have been closed due to the pandemic. At the student center, the pastors and staff continue to educate the children there. Support this project with financial contributions and prayer.  

The Situation

Student centers are an important ministry in the Golden Triangle region. Children from poor families in the mountainous regions must live in the city to go to school. These children receive the opportunity for better education, health care, and social interaction through this project. They also gradually learn essential life skills through their interactions with other children and adults. Students are shown the love of God through the care and teaching of full-time staff and volunteers. Pandemic school closures spurred the need to adapt.

With growing unrest in Myanmar and the pressures of the pandemic, safety and limited resources were of concern. The team learned to grow vegetables to reduce costs and travel to reduce the cost of living. Students could also learn new skills while growing fresh and organic vegetables to aid in nutrition for their growth. 

How We Are Helping

Financial support for students  

Children from mountainous regions receive education through scholarships to cover room and board, and learning materials.  

Providing pre-discipleship training   

Students participate in church, learn about the gospel, and have a chance to continue their studies at TBTI in the future.  

Skills training and guidance  

Students grow in knowledge and learn a second language, develop their talents and build up self-esteem, and have access to spiritual guidance.  

Photo of Myanmar kids standing and looking at the camera
Photo of people plowing dirt

The Impact of Our Work

Thirteen-year-old Zhao Hui and his elder brother live in eastern Myanmar, where most villagers farm for a living. Needing to leave a difficult family situation, they moved in with their grandmother. Due to her age, she was increasingly unable to continue farming, which meant the family had no income, and Zhao Hui and his brother could not attend school. Through the project, they received scholarships to live and study at the Zheng Zhu student center, which also led to better living conditions.  

“When I first came to the student center, I was naughty and didn’t like to study. I made a lot of mistakes. However, every teacher in the center was nice to me and was patient with me. Now I am improving in every way. I also can speak better Chinese now.”  
“We see that the needs of the people are met through our projects and can testify to God’s grace in their lives.”
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