Nearly 1,000 refugees were detained on a remote island in December before being towed out to sea and abandoned with little food or water, rights group says.
A pilot program aims to teach students teamwork and tolerance – and let them blow off steam.
The government denied attacking demonstrators, who have called for the ouster of the prime minister.
Burmese fleeing to camps in Thailand find they get little aid or work and no legal status.
Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled for 23 years, won another five-year term Sunday. His party has overseen several prosperous years; critics say it stifles democracy.
Without aid coming along Burma's Asian Highway, Burmese head east to find help.
Rice shortages are appearing across Asia. In Egypt, the Army is now baking bread to curb food riots.
Thai police target Muslim separatists in the recent spike in the long-simmmering violent conflict.