“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
Host Organization: Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (TACDB)
I am studying at Thammasat University in Southeast Asian Studies program (SEAs). I see a lot of migrant workers in Thailand, most of whom come from our neighbouring countries. Yet, today many people still have negative views towards migrant workers. I’m interested in this program because it allows me to challenge this status-quo.
Living in the same geographical area, people in Southeast Asia unavoidably relate to one another. One’s problem can have an impact on others. Migrant workers play an important role in society and economic development, and their issues could impact our community. If we could solve their issues, including giving increased access to their basic rights, and improving legal protection, not only would the lives of these migrant workers be improved, but Thai society would also improve.
As SEAs major, I have sufficient understanding of the region that I can apply to this program. I will certainly be a great experience to have the chance to use my ability to help people and while gaining real work experience. At the same time, I expect to understand more about migrant worker issues, have a real work experience and good friends.