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Send Rosy to Nursing College for a Year

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Rosy is a refugee from Myanmar who has overcome all odds to finish her secondary school education. Now she needs your help to attend nursing school at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand.

$1,010.00 has been raised! $7,654 MORE NEEDED

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Rosy is a 19-year-old living in Mae Sot, Thailand. She was born in a refugee camp after her parents left their war-torn homeland of Myanmar. Rosy attended the Children's Development Center for her primary school education and is a recent high school graduate. Her father works with the Back Pack Health Worker Team, an organization that provides primary health care to remote areas in Myanmar. Rosy wants to follow in her fathers footsteps by providing humanitarian aid in the field of nursing. Two years ago she volunteered at Mae Tao Clinic and knew she had found her passion and career path. She needs your help to make this dream a reality.

"According to WHO's research, Myanmar is one of the worst health care systems in the world. As I am very close to Myanmar, I know the situation better. It is very difficult to get health care for poor and people from remote areas. To access government hospital they have to travel far away from their village as well as they have to pay a lot and it is very expensive. Also, people do not get a lot of health education. So, those difficulties could be energizing my dream, to be a nurse. After I am graduated from the University as a nurse, I will help fix this problem. I also have a dream to build my own clinic and I will give health care and teach people how to stop diseases and stay healthy."

With your help, we can send Rosy to Assumption University for a year! Your donation helps cover the costs of tuition, registration, uniforms, health care, and living costs for her first year of Nursing school. Born as a refugee, Rosy has worked so hard to make a positive impact on the world. For just $15, you can bring Rosy one step closer to her degree.

About Rosy

Assumption University
Bangkok, Thailand
Dream Job
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In Rosy's own words:


Dear Friends!
"I really appreciate and honor you for your trust and consistently support to my nursing program study at ABAC University. Without your support, my dream will not be come true and I am trying my best to become a skillful nurse to serve for the vulnerable community that are waiting for medical care. Microbiology and parasitology were the most exciting and interesting subject for my past year because I am interested in learning about micro organisms and parasite being. I am motivated because in my environment people have less opportunity to gain health education. So I would like to provide a health education for them to improve.
I am indeed very lucky that I am a student."
Love and regards,


Update - May 2018


Thanks to your generous donations, Rosy and her classmates have reached a milestone, their capping ceremony! A capping ceremony symbolizes a student's commitment to becoming a nurse, and marks the halfway point in their nursing education at Assumption University. Rosy and her classmates now have just two more years of nursing school before they graduate from the program and begin serving their community.

Your donations have not only helped Rosy pursue her dream of becoming a nurse, but also helped Mae Tao Clinic sustain its accreditation and support the students in the nursing college. Through their ongoing hands-on training, Rosy and her classmates will improve the quality of healthcare at the Mae Tao Clinic and communities in Myanmar. Your continued support will carry Rosy and her classmates through the completion of Nursing College at Assumption University and improve healthcare in the Myanmar region.

About our program:

GROW (Girls' Right to Opportunity Worldwide), a signature project of GreaterGood.org, is dedicated to improving girls' well being by supporting and monitoring innovating projects that identify and remove barriers to girls' education across the globe.

The Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) is a health service provider and training center, established to contribute and promote accessible quality health care among displaced Burmese and ethnic people along the Thai-Burma border. In addition to the comprehensive services provided at its onsite facilities, MTC also promotes general health through partnerships with other community-based organizations. They are advocated for social and legal services, as well as access to education for people living along the border.

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