Bamboo School

Three Pagodas Pass, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

The Bamboo School is located on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Constructed from bamboo, the school houses children of immigrant families who have no rights and are considered stateless. These children are denied access to Thai schools and the Bamboo School presents the only opportunity for them to receive an education. Their parents find themselves working precariously in rubber plantations and factories. Tuition is free for students and parents contribute a small plate of rice everyday which the school enriches with additional nutritional component and often serves as the only meal of the day for these children. The school has an outreach action which helps the kids in getting the legal documents from Thailand authorities.