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Fall 2017 Update

Click here to read our latest newsletter to supporters and find out about the new community-owned truck as well as education sponsorship progress. Our annual fall fundraiser will be held online this year, with more details coming in October. Thank you … Continue reading

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Fall 2016 Events

View the full events list with all current information on our Upcoming Events page. Click here to view the events list in our shareable newsletter format Eyes to Burma’s Fall 2016 Events Ashland, OR Thursday, September 15, from 7 to 9 … Continue reading

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From Fred, June 2016

Hello everyone, The rainy season is upon us. We were all getting a little panicky leading up to it. A lot of the houses are in bad shape. Due to limited funding, ETB has had to be selective and repair … Continue reading

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Do No Harm: A Project Manager’s Message to Volunteers

By Dr. Lavinia Allary, Ph.D. Click here for the article in its published format on The Fulcrum, “How Not to Be a Voluntourist”. The Fulcrum is the independent English-language student newspaper at the University of Ottawa. I like to travel and … Continue reading

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2015 Highlights

Education 20 Students sponsored and attending Children’s Development Centre (CDC). Weekend classes on-site in computers, Thai, and music. Saturday English lessons in Mae Sot. Housing With workers from the community, we built two new houses and provided roofing and other housing materials … Continue reading

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January 2016: Suz and Geoff, Part Two

From Suz and Geoff of Aussie Friends of Eyes to Burma Facebook post on January 27, 2016 Aussie Friends. We’ve now left Mae Sot and, although a short visit this time, we’re happy we had the opportunity to see how … Continue reading

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January 2016: From Suz and Geoff

From Suz and Geoff of Aussie Friends of Eyes to Burma Facebook post on January 23, 2016: Today has been a little less hectic. It’s Friday and today is the weekly school ‘casual / sports’ attire day. The kids love … Continue reading

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January 2016: Cassim’s Letter

I am a final year medical student, from the UK, who was volunteering in Mae Sot at the Mae Tao Clinic (providing free healthcare to the migrant population), and I had the pleasure of meeting Fred whilst he was doing … Continue reading

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October 2015: Suz and Geoff

Suz and Geoff of Aussie Friends of Eyes to Burma share their experiences volunteering for ETB. They stepped in and managed projects in Mae Sot with the community and ETB staff while Fred was in the United States for two … Continue reading

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2015 Ashland Events

Here are Eyes to Burma’s 2015 events in Ashland, Oregon. Local Board members and volunteers in the Rogue Valley organize these events to support ETB’s humanitarian projects by raising funds, 100 percent of which go to help the community at the Mae … Continue reading

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June 2015: Kara, Part Two

Continued from June 2015: Kara, Part One… One of my most treasured experiences was seeing teens and children make art and teach each other friendship bracelet patterns, painting, drawing, crochet, and more. Donating art materials over the course of the school … Continue reading

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June 2015: Kara, Part One

Kara and her boyfriend Nick are ETB board members from Ashland, Oregon, who have volunteered for ETB from the US since 2012. Kara, accompanied by Nick, recently finished a five-month volunteer work position with ETB in Mae Sot. With a … Continue reading

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April 2015: Suz and Geoff

From Suz and Geoff of Aussie Friends of Eyes to Burma.  April is a pretty hot and humid time of year in Mae Sot and, even though the Thai and Burmese families that live in Mae Sot say it’s hot, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of ETB

Recently we sent a newsletter to our supporters on our mailing list that takes you through a day of ETB’s work that touches on almost all of ETB’s projects, with descriptions about each event that give you more information about our approach and … Continue reading

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March 2015: From Kara

Kara is an ETB board member and is currently volunteering in Mae Sot, helping update the ETB website and working with Fred and Saya Joe on education projects. I first learned about Eyes to Burma from a talk Fred gave at … Continue reading

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September 2014: From Sophia

Sophia is a French medical student who was in Mae Sot working with an organization that organizes medic training for Karen people. I was initially in Mae Sot with a charity working at the clinic doing medic training (I am medical student … Continue reading

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ETB Newsletter February 2015

Our latest newsletter includes a 2014 update letter from Fred, thank you’s to recent volunteers and donors, links to articles about Fred and ETB, and more. Click here to read more    

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2014 Update and Overview

From Fred: Last year was both difficult and great. We got some people moved on to a new bit of land and we got a bunch of kids in school and taking classes. Thanks to our amazing donors and supporters, … Continue reading

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September 2013: From Caroline

Caroline is a teacher trainer for CfBT Education Trust, working with English teachers in Alexandria, Egypt. For some strange unknown reason I have always been interested in the people who search the garbage for recyclable products to earn a living. … Continue reading

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November 2014: Nigel and Diane from Perth, Australia

Nigel and Diane are visiting Fred and spending several weeks with the community at the dump this month. Nigel is posting updates with photos and videos on ETB’s Facebook page. Like our Facebook page to get the news! From Nigel & … Continue reading

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