EAC and STC are working to reverse the crisis in educational access for children in these communities by sustaining interest in and demand for education. Specific project activities include: helping communities understand the nature and type of education that is offered; actively identifying out of school children (OOSC) and supporting their enrolment in formal education; and engaging parents and communities in the development and delivery of educational services. The project is also increasing the supply of, and access to, education by providing financial support to families to offset direct and opportunity costs in accessing education; conducting pre- and in-service teacher training on quality instruction and classroom management; supporting teacher employment through salary subsidies; providing learning materials and school supplies; and supporting school system managers and leaders. STC is also working to integrate children into the public education system in Thailand when possible.
With EAC support, Save the Children (STC) is implementing the ACCESS project in Eastern Myanmar and Thailand. The project aims to address key barriers to education in three communities: eastern Myanmar; refugee camps in Thailand; and migrant communities in Bangkok and Mae Sot, Thailand.