Children Who Work

Reflections on working with Myanmar migrant children in Thailand

There’s a boy asleep in my English class. Ok, so learning verb tenses is not the most riveting, but I’m definitely trying to make it as lively as I can. I’m teaching teenagers aged between 15 and 17 years, who are all Myanmar migrants living in Thailand. Most seem fairly engaged, except for this young lad, who’s maybe just not interested, I surmise. A few weeks later, I am reading letters these students have written me telling about themselves, their families, their hopes and dreams. The…