Burma Children Medical Fund website
The Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) was established in 2006 in response to the increasing number of children on the Thai-Burma border who required complex medical treatment and surgery that is not available at local clinics or hospitals. Prior to BCMF being established, children who required surgery had their symptoms treated and lived either severely incapacitated lives or died prematurely as a result.
In addition to funding patients’ medical treatment and providing support services, BCMF also provides patients with food and accommodation for as long as they are undergoing treatment.
Having had the same design for our last website for over two years, we decided it was time for a new look. In line with our WordPress fixation, the new website has been unashamedly shoe-horned (in a day I might add) into a WordPress 2.9.2 installation.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
We have added a small Google Adwords advertising banner to the middle column on the website – this will hopefully help to cover the costs of our hosting, and allow us to introduce a Libsyn podcast hosting account in the near future.
We hope you like it.
WEAVE (Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment) was founded in 1990, with the intent to empower indigenous women and support their needs and basic human rights. The organization has evolved over the years, especially in the context of the influx of refugees from Burma.
Bordermedia was asked to design and build a new website for WEAVE, and follow this up with a day’s training in Chiang Mai. It was again decided that a modified WordPress system – traditionally a ‘blogging’ platform – would fulfil WEAVE’s requirements for an SEO-friendly and easily maneagable content management system that would not be too challenging for the non native English speaking employees to learn and use.
World Education Thailand
World Education/Consortium works with Burmese refugees, migrants and internally displaced people along the border to ensure that they have access to quality education. World Education/Consortium’s vision is one of capacity and empowerment and the belief that education is the catalyst to change.
Bordermedia developed the World Education/Consortium website using open source content management system software (CMS). This enables end users the ability to add documents, images, video and other content without requiring in-depth understanding of web development techniques. This has 2 main advantages, firstly website content can be maintained in a timely manner without requiring a third party and secondly it minimises the amount of training required for staff.