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Relief and Education for Burmese Refugees at Wat Prok Mon Temple

Relief and Education for Burmese Refugees at Wat Prok Mon Temple

Relief and Education for Burmese Refugees at Wat Prok Mon Temple

Region:

Asia

Country:

Thailand

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John J. Beeching, M.M.

For more than two decades, Wat Prok School, established by Maryknoll two decades ago, has provided education, skill training as well as clothing, food and medical assistance to 34 and 52 Mon Migrant boys, ranging from six to seventeen years old, living at small Mon Buddhist monastery in Bangkok. The number of students varies primarily due to new students.

The boys parents are migrant workers mostly working in the fish process plant outside of Bangkok or on the fishing boats. The Maryknoll Thailand team members work with the Informal Education Department of the Thai Government to provide basic education to the boys, including Mon, Thai and English language training, some basic grammar school classes and sponsors skill training for the older boys.

Initial emphasis is on teaching the boys the Thai language, which makes them eligible for special temporary ID cards until age 17. The younger is then recognized as having a right to be in the country. It also provides protection against the boys being trafficked, given the extent of the problem of trafficking in Southeast Asia.

 

Assistance to Refugees and Migrants

Assistance to Refugees and Migrants

Assistance to Refugees and Migrants

Region:

Asia

Country:

Thailand

Missioner Responsible:

Bro. William Raible, M.M.

Bro. William Raible, M.M.’s project mainly focuses on Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Prisoners and Victims of Human Trafficking. We work as a team and in collaboration with Caritas-Thailand, Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees (COERR) and five Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Bangkok, as well as close cooperation with the Thai people in our effort to assist these various groups of people in need.

Many people continue to flee their homes, villages and nations for a variety of reasons, mainly Religious and Political persecution. In the city of Bangkok alone, it is estimated that we have over 6,000 illegal Refugees and Asylums Seekers. The people we reach out to are people running from the violence in their homelands and they come from the various countries of Asia and Africa.

Poor living conditions and violence in their homelands have resulted in an increase in refugees into Thailand from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and other countries in the Middle East. Brother Bill and others take care of their physical needs by providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education to refugee families as well as the poor Hill Tribes people in North of Thailand.

These poor people speak little Thai and need medical care, food at times, transportation for their children to and from school. We do our best to protect, feed and help, as we continue to be inspired by Pope Francis, who asks all of us to continue to reach out to the Stranger, the Refugee and the Poor.

Migrant Care and Counseling

Migrant Care and Counseling

Migrant Care and Counseling

Region:

Asia

Country:

Taiwan

Missioner Responsible:

Tajonera, Joyalito F.

Maryknoll Ministry to Foreign Migrant workers and New Immigrants in Taiwan is in the Diocese of Taichung and Archdiocese of Taipei. The two Ugnayan centers and shelters serve and welcome all foreign migrant workers in Taiwan and provide the following services:

  • We reach out to the foreign migrant workers, the new immigrants, foreign spouses and their families.
  • We rent buildings for church, activities, training centers and shelters for foreign migrant workers.
  • We provide free educational training to help improve the job skills of the workers (electronic repairs, carpentry, dressmaking), basic Chinese language, leadership formation, lectures and seminars.
  • We partner and network with other church groups and NGO’s in doing advocacy for migrant workers’ rights and government agencies for trainings.

With your help, Father Joyalito Tajonera, M.M., can support these migrant workers.

Human Rights and Care of Creation

Human Rights and Care of Creation

Human Rights and Care of Creation

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Peru

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Robert E. Hoffmann, M.M

Fr. Hoffman and his mission project continued its work of going to the rural communities at the request of their leaders to help their members understand how they can take responsibility and force the government of Peru to enforce the laws that are already on the books.

The laws require any mining company that wants to install a new mine to visit the community. They must explain their plans in order to get permission from the community to proceed.  This step has been missing in many communities where there are working mines.  The government gave permission, the mine was installed and the people had no say in the process.

The people suffered because the mining company did not respect the environment which included land and water in the cultivated fields that the campesinos of the community farm, along with the water that they use to drink.  The produce of the fields and the health of the animals are how the campesinos earn their living.

With your help, Fr. Bob will continue his efforts to stop this terrible abuse.  

 

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

OUR FOUNDERS

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop