Danish Kids Supports Burmese Kids in Thailand

The Danish Burma Committee has been named as this year’s recipient of all the proceeds from the annual, traditional Christmas calendar. The calendar will be
sold across Denmark in connection with the nightly television show for Danish kids throughout the first 24 days of December. The so-called “Børnenes U-landskalender” is known to give Danish children an insightful glimpse into the lives of children living in developing countries, and every year between 180,000 and 240,000 copies are sold.

This year, the sales is expected to bring in most of the 8.7 million DKK that is required to fund five years of schooling for the 2,000 Burmese refugee kids
who are currently living in Northern Thailand. Danida will pay the remaining part of the cost to make sure that these children will receive more teaching, new school busses, quality books, and lunch every day.

During November and December, the national Danish TV-channel DR1 will air three documentaries about the living conditions of the Burmese chlidren in Thailand.

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