Burma Border Projects (BBP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mental health and psychosocial well-being of the displaced people from Burma. Our programs address the psychosocial consequences of the trauma associated with human rights abuses and dislocation of Burmese refugees.
We are the only organization on the Thai-Burma border whose primary mission is to provide mental health resources, training, and support to strengthen the skills of local community-based organizations and individuals. Since 2008, BBP has also supported the efforts of community based organizations to improve the reproductive health of adolescents and adults on both sides of the Thai-Burma border. We work in culturally-appropriate and collaborative ways in order to empower communities.
Burma Border Projects provides training, technical advising, and program development support to the Mae Tao Clinic and Karen Department of Health and Welfare in the areas of mental health, psychosocial well being and child protection, while also supporting child protection efforts and children’s psychosocial services at various boarding schools in the Mae Sot area. We are excited to begin a new partnership with the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand by offering mental health training to their health workers.