Hundreds of older children go to this Grassroots learning centre where they are taught Burmese, Thai, maths and other essential subjects. Unless things change, most will be forced into work by the time they reach early adolescence; but what they learn here will make them less vulnerable to exploitation.
Like migrant communities all over the world, the Burmese in Thailand are often reviled by their hosts. as lazy, dirty and dishonest. The truth, as always, is completely different.