CAS Students help CTDC School in Mae Sot
Whilst recently in Mae Sot taking part in the Operation Smile Medical Mission our St Andrews CAS students also got involved with the CDTC (Children's Development & Training Centre) where they spent a morning teaching English, playing games and assisting with a health education program to teach the children how to clean their teeth and what to do if they accidentally fall in a fire. This experience was definitely a highlight of the trip and the warm welcome we received, made it hard to leave. The centre is primarily funded by Women with a Mission who provide school lunches, teacher’s salaries, teaching materials and school uniforms; funding for utility costs and land/building rent. St Andrews also donates funds to this school every year, and were fortunate to meet Bronwyn one of the members of WWM in Mae Sot and able to hear first hand about the history of the school and all the recent initiatives. Before we left we also visited the site of a previous refugee camp for 30,000 Burmese people who fled across the nearby river for sanctuary on the outskirts of Mae Sot.