The Good Shepherd Centre for Women and Children is a part of The Good Shepherd Phuket. We provide holistic assistance for the Myanmar (Burmese) migrants, including education, skills training, legal services and help. The objective of the Good Shepherd Phuket is to restore the migrants' dignity according to the values of love, care and help of the Good Shepherd Congregation.
This project aims at working with those who are affected, or at risk of being trafficked. Over the years, the activities have spread and 3 programs are now open to target the different needs of the Burmese population.
The Burmese low-skilled migrants represent the most vulnerable segment of the population living in Phuket, Thailand. Thai and Myanmar Good Shepherd Sisters have established their program, providing legal assistance and accessibility to affordable healthcare and education for the migrants and their families. Thanks to the Sisters' cross border connection, Phuket GSC is in the best position to respond to the needs of these people, with the support of funding agencies and benefactors.
Their families have left Myanmar to escape economic problems and unsafe living conditions. The majority came to Thailand because of its close proximity and job opportunities. In Phuket, there are more than 60,000 Burmese migrants currently living and working in very poor environments.
- Lack of job opportunities
- Unsafe political situation
- Close proximity
- Economic health
- Many job opportunities
- Unstable job
- human rights
- poor conditions
The program is run by Sister Lakana, assisted by a team of 16 people: 14 women and 2 men