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Thai Burma Border Study Tour 2012

Departs April 2012 (Saturday 21 April to Sunday 29 April)
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN (closing 24 February)

Meet the inspiring team at the Mae Tao clinic. Seen here fitting a landmine victim with a prosthetic
Meet the inspiring team at the Mae Tao clinic. Seen here fitting a landmine victim with a prosthetic

Union Aid Abroad APHEDA is pleased to announce the 2012 Study Tour to the Thai Burma border. This unique opportunity will give you an insight into the lives of people living and working on the border as well as increase your awareness of the situation for refugees and migrant workers from Burma living in Thailand.

A week that will awaken your understanding of development, the struggle to overcome poverty, the aspirations of a nation and the hopes of a people. You will be travelling with like-minded people who also believe in justice and human rights, and you will be meeting refugees, community workers and migrant workers from Burma who will inspire and amaze you.

View detailed itinerary and expression of interest form

Union Aid Abroad APHEDA has been supporting local partners on the Thai Burma Border for many years and we currently have nearly 30 projects with 16 different community based organisation (CBO) partners. These projects include:

  • Primary health care;
  • Migrant worker health and labour rights education;
  • Schooling for the children of migrant workers;
  • Activist training;
  • Women's empowerment through capacity building;
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation for refugees;
  • Capacity development of ethnic media organisations.

The dates for the 2012 tour are Saturday, 21 April to Sunday, 29 April. Tour participants need to be in Bangkok on Saturday, 21 April 2012.

The cost will be AUD $1,000 NOT including your flight from Australia to Bangkok (which is generally around AUD $1,000).

The itinerary includes visits to APHEDA partners and projects, including:
  • Mae Tao Clinic;
  • Back Pack Health Worker Team and the Burma Medical Association;
  • Karen Women's Organisation (KWO);
  • Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN);
  • Migrant Assistance Program (MAP);
  • Burma Labour Solidarity Organisation School; and
  • other civil society organisations.
Expressions of interest must be submitted by 24 February 2012

For more info contact Zoe Bedford on freecall 1800 888 674 or email

Download File:
Thai-Burma Border Study Tour Itinerary & Expression of Interest Form (PDF) [ pdf ]
Contact Details
Att: Zoe Bedford
Ph:  (02) 9264 9343
Fax: (02) 9261 1118

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