Supporting Burmese and Thai Students
Pursue a Better Life
The ATJ Foundation is excited to announce our sponsorship of the Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC) initially founded in the spring of 2005. The BNSCLC provides a secondary education, practical job related skills, and community development skills to secondary school-aged Burmese migrants and ethnic Thai minorities. This project supports the rural poor living in the Mae Hong Son Province area of Thailand near the Thai-Burma border.
The purpose of the project and our support is to ensure that basic needs like medicine, food, and a sense of belonging are met. This gives these students a solid foundation. The students can then focus on continued education, life skills, and specific trades that will empower them and their communities. By helping them we make sure that their underserved group will be represented better in the future. This is effective altruism.
You help us, We help them,
They help others.
Our goal is to help motivated young people achieve their dream of making a difference, by giving them the opportunity to get the skills and education that is otherwise difficult for them to get on their own.
OUR most recent
- 5 are working for community development organizations in Thailand or Myanmar (Burma)
- 3 are working as teachers in migrant camps
- 5 are studying at universities in Myanmar
- 2 are working in healthcare
Without the chance to attend the BNSCLC program, these futures would not have been possible.
The project is very close to the town of Mae Hong Son, which is easy to travel to if you are already spending time in Chiang Mai as part of your itinerary. If in the area and interested, we can organize the following activities so you can immerse yourself in this uplifting project.
- An introduction to the project by the BNSCLC team.
- Teach English to the students.
- Enjoy a local Karenni lunch.
- A cooking class (Karenni food).
- Have pictures taken in traditional Karenni clothing.
- Learn how to make mud bricks.
- Learn about agriculture and work in the vegetable garden with the students.
- Traditional Karenni music and dance performance.
Please join us by making a contribution to the
ATJ Foundation in support of this effort.
Collectively, we can make an impact.
about the foundation
The ATJ Foundation invests in a variety of carefully selected relief work initiatives that support grassroots assistance in Asia and the Pacific to very specific projects to aid in health, safety and rebuilding on the heels of natural disasters and unexpected adversities. We invite our travelers and our staff to become involved in strengthening our personal connection with the communities that have always been at the heart of our efforts.
Some of the work the ATJ Foundation has contributed to are:
MYANMAR RELIEF FOR LEGAL AID AND HUMANITARIAN NEEDS 2021
HAVE YOU HERD? Elephant Rescue and Awareness Campaign 2020-2021
PURKHAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (INDIA) 2020
SRI LANKA FLOODING 2017
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE 2015
CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE/MYANMAR 2002-2014
CYCLONE NARGIS/MYANMAR 2008
TSUNAMI RELIEF 2004
And locally, as a result of the Marshall Fire in Boulder County:
BOULDER VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY 2022
SOUL DOG 2022
And locally, as a result of COVID-19:
COLORADO NO KID HUNGRY 2020
SOPHIE’S NEIGHBORHOOD 2020
RESTAURANT WORKER’S RELIEF FUND 2020
- ATJ and our overseas partners personally vet all initiatives
- 100% of your donation goes directly to the ATJ Foundation
- ATJ wire transfers go directly to our partners, no red-tape
- All administrative and any associated costs are donated by ATJ
- The ATJ Foundation is a 501c (3) non-profit – all donations are tax-deductible.
If you wish to send us a check, you can mail it to:
1855 S 57th Ct.
Boulder, CO 80301 USA
Our tax id is #84-1451040