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Migrant verification program begins but most risk being frozen out

As reported in The Myanmar Times, new migrations efforts are underway to start a nationality-verification process, designed to regularise the status of over half a million workers caught in immigration limbo. The plan involves sending teams across Thailand to conduct a mass survey to establish the passport eligibility of over 660,000 Myanmar workers and their dependants who hold […]

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Migrant deadline passes in Thailand

More than 100,000 Cambodian workers in Thailand could face arrest and deportation after the deadline for reapplying for a work permit extension expired. According to Thailand-based migrant expert and workers’ rights advocate Andy Hall, talking to the Phnom Penh Post, it was “not possible” for the government to re-register the huge number of workers in time. This […]

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A special thanks to our Chiang Mai University Interns!

It’s time to say goodbye to Tak, Louk-pla, and Ing, Interns from Sociology and Anthropology Department, Chiang Mai University. We enjoyed having them in our Transitions Education Team and we appreciate all their hard work and enthusiasm. Our interns make great contributions to the organization. They have developed the materials for Specific Thai Languages in […]

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Thank you to Former YCF Director Mickey Goggin!

A big thank you from YCF and the PBG Hospitality Training Program to Former YCF Director Mickey Goggin. Mickey just finished as the Director of Youth Connect Foundation from May 2013 – May 2015. He brought in his expertise on Education and Curriculum Development for migrant youths and mix ability. We had the pleasure of […]

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PBG Hospitality Training Program Cycle 2, 2015

On June 2nd-3rd, the latest Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program held orientation sessions with the 6 new students in the program. The students met their trainers and learned more about what they will be doing over the next four months in the program. The students will undergo intensive training for the next 8 weeks at […]

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Chiang Mai University Interns, Welcome!

YCF would like to welcome 3 students [Ms. Thamonwan Wansuti (Tak), Ms. Prapatsorn Tipparat (Loukpla), and Ms. Nisachol Chareunsub (Ing)] from the Sociology and Anthropology Department of Chiang Mai University. In the next several weeks, they will be assisting the YCF Transitions Education Team in developing the Specific Thai Curriculum/Learning materials and helping the current 26 Intensive students […]

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Congratulations to the Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program Apprentices Cycle 1… You Did It!

On Saturday May 3rd, the latest Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program held the graduation and certificate award ceremony for 6 students who completed their training and apprenticeships at PBG.  The students studied Thai and English language for communication in the hospitality industry, customer service, basic accounting, Life Skills, and basic computer skills to prepare them for […]

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Thank you to YCF Volunteer Trainer Bryan Dickson!

A big thank you from YCF and the PBG Hospitality Training Program to volunteer Customer Service Trainer Bryan Dickson.  Bryan spent last week training the current PBG Hospitality Program apprentices and several PBG staff on customer service dos and don’ts.  Bryan honed his skills working for Quantas Airlines in Australia and it was a joy […]

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New Intensive Program Students Begin Orientation and Training

Welcome to our 26 new students who began their Intensive Program on April 23rd!  The students are currently undergoing orientation with YCF staff  in which they review all the information about the program (program objectives, schedules, policies, procedures, etc.) while also doing some team building activities so they get to know their fellow program participants a […]

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Happy Graduation to 25 Apprentices!

On March 27, 2015, our latest cohort of YCF apprentices at local businesses and organizations completed their 3 month apprenticeships with YCF partner businesses. We are very happy and pleased to announce that these 25 students finished with their three month apprenticeships as a capstone to their nine month total training with YCF programs. Our students did a […]

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