Founded in 2009, the Youth Connect Foundation aims to provide training, internships and career guidance services. By providing these services it ensures students’ safety and increases productivity and independency and enable young Burmese migrants to enter the workforce; regardless of ethnic background.
The foundation offers vocational training courses to some sixty young people each year in the fields of hotel and catering, cooking, personal services, mechanics, etc. It also offers internships with partner companies and helps members of the community to obtain a work permit in Thailand.
Youth Connect Foundation also has a social business model through the Picture Book Guesthouse in Mae Sot, which funds part of the center’s activities and offers professional immersions for young people.
The training focuses on life skills such as decision making and communication, math, English and Thai. These courses allow students to acquire the necessary skills to make them more competitive in what they decide to do after high school.
The volunteer will have four mission: