Thailand is a country of sixty-eight million people and more than one million of those people are classified as orphaned or abandoned. Ban San Rak is an intentional effort to make as much of an impact as possible in such a hard reality. Established in 2006, Ban San Rak is intended to be a place of safety and refuge for children that need it. While there are many ways to provide institutional care, all of which are practiced in Thailand, it has been clear from the beginning that “family” was what Ban San Rak was intended to be. Each Ban San Rak home is small (no more than eight children to two full-time staff). We have always had, and intend to keep, a low child to caregiver ratio. Each home is designed to be just that, a home. The staff members are highly qualified, highly trained and have committed to long terms at the home. Each child comes from unique and difficult circumstances and requires one on one attention. Family and therapy and in a small, long term environment make this transformation possible.
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Project Description: Connie’s Home was established to care for sick infants that are awaiting adoption. Often these children are set aside after being added to the adoption lists because their unaided health condition progresses and eventually results in being removed from the list, sometimes due to death. It is the mission of Connie’s Home staff to recognize the value and potential of each child, nursing them back to health until the children can be successfully adopted before the age of three. Each child receives therapy and care physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually that will help them through the adoption transition ahead. In recent years it has been clear that Connie’s program was significant not only for the children but also the staff. Each staff member is challenged to meet strict guidelines and benchmarks in childcare. Through this program, Connie’s Home was able to begin partnering with organizations that trains au pairs for western homes. In everything the focus is expressing Christ’s love through life changing relationships and a family environment that will foster development and growth in each individual.
Project Director: Connie Cummins - firstname.lastname@example.org
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The main goal of the Education Matters project is to keep underprivileged children in school at least through grade twelve. We believe that this is the most effective and simple way to combat the many forms of abuse and exploitation of children in Thailand. The problem is simple - it is much easier for families to send their children away to work rather than send them to school - work provides income, school is an expense most of them can't afford. By helping provide for school expenses (books, tuition, lunch, and transportation - things we take for granted in the West), it gives many families the incentive and the means to keep their children in school. Additionally, it gives the child and the family the hope of a much different future - one where they can learn a trade or skill, go to college, or get a job that can sustain them and their family, and pursue their dreams. When children and families have hope, they are much less likely to end up being victims of human trafficking. They sense that their life has meaning and direction and they will fight much harder to see things through to a brighter end!
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It is our aim to assist women and their children who are lacking any social, financial, or emotional support. We will work with them to help them gain the independence needed to be able to care for themselves and their child by teaching them new job skills, financial management, parenting skills, and general life skills. For those already on the path to independent living there is a great need for safe, healthy, and affordable care for their children while they are at work. Two main needs have been identified in this area. The first is a residential program for women and their children that want to learn to live in community, parenting, financial management, job skills training, and a degree of re-parenting of the women themselves. The second need is care for the children of those who are already employed. Many daycare centers exist to cater to the middle to upper class of Thai society. The more affordable daycare centers are more often than not overcrowded with a low caregiver to child ratio.
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The HUG Project Thailand exists to prevent, protect, and restore child victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking. Through close cooperation with TICAC (Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children) task force and CACT (Children’s Advocacy Centers Thailand), HUG team members are working toward justice for those who harm children sexually, and healing for young survivors.
Prevention activities include educating young people about Safe/Unsafe/Confusing Touch and Online Grooming. Protection efforts involve partnering with the Royal Thai Police and others to maximize the effectiveness of investigations into child sexual abuse/exploitation. Restoration encompasses every step from rescue to recovery - connecting survivors and their families with needed resources (from medical treatment and legal assistance to counseling and job training).
HUG Founder and Director, Boom Mosby, has been recognized by the US State Department as a 2017 Trafficking in Persons Hero, and as a 2018 Vital Voices Global Leader in Human Rights, for her work as a child victim advocate.
Project Director: Khun Boom Mosby - connect@HUGproject.org
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The Seed of Hope project is designed to reduce poverty and increase spiritual and economic opportunity through discipleship and education. The project gives poor children from remote villages access and opportunity to attend the Thai public school system while residing in a clean and safe dormitory. Teaching the students and staff principles from God’s word is the foundational approach to all avenues of this project. Offering the students and staff opportunities to collaborate with agricultural experts and business professionals in the Chiang Mai community will give them the ability to increase their economic opportunities in the future. These economic opportunities will have the potential to benefit the students, their extended families and the greater communities they serve.
Project Director: Ryan Stowell - email@example.com
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TawSaeng, gives at-risk abused and vulnerable children knowledge, love, education, and social development to improve their quality of life and better understand their self-worth, including protection of child-rights based on Christian principles and beliefs.
During the weekday afternoons and evenings, dedicated national staff and international volunteers serve approximately 30 children in a key red-light district who are at risk of many dangers, including sexual exploitation, child labor, poverty, and discrimination. Most of these children need help to stay in school and to succeed in life. These children, and many more, need help in gaining citizenship in the very country they were born in. Without such help, exploitation and discrimination remain constant threats.
TawSaeng provides for a broad spectrum of holistic needs of the children - physical, emotional, spiritual, educational, and relational - through a variety of activities. The children are fed healthy meals, receive quality learning opportunities (including learning English), learn social survival skills, and are given an opportunity to play in a safe environment. TawSaeng serves these children in their life situations, along with their families, who almost all live in slums nearby. This gives us even a greater opportunity to help transform entire communities for God’s glory.
Project Director: Aaron Beckner - firstname.lastname@example.org
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