Welcome to Sunshine Orchard
Sunshine Orchard is a Learning Center for children and youth affected by the longest civil war in the world. The campus is located on the bank of Moi river, which here constitutes the border between Thailand and Karen State, Burma. This area is often referred to as "A no mans land". It's been 14 years since the students were rescued from an eminent attack and Sunshine Orchard was founded. At first we had 120 students and kindergarten through sixth grade, we added a new grade each year, to facilitate continued education for the students. Today we have K-12th grade. Soon more children came in order to escape the fighting and gain an education. We ended up having close to 300 boarding students. But in time we came to see that it was necessary to limit boarding students in order to bee able to have more nutritious food, closer supervision and a closer relationship with each student. Today we have about 200 boarding students and an additional 150 day students from nearby Thai villages.