In this project, we identify poor children in extremely difficult circumstances and pair them with donors who are willing to commit to sponsorship for a minimum of 3 years. Aside from being poor, many of these children “fall through the cracks” because they are challenged by social, cultural, physical, or intellectual limitation and, at times, discrimination. There are other children who are currently being taken care of by their elderly, sometimes sick, grandparents or other struggling community members because their parents are gone or unsuitable to care of them properly. We assess the children and their home situations to document what they have and what they need. Sponsorship of 1-1.5 thousand baht/month (roughly US$30-45) allows these children access to education, a safe and supportive place to live, and enough cash to assure nutritious meals.
We now have 12 children enrolled in this programme, in Sansai Luang where the Dulabhatorn is based and in Baan Huay Tong, a mountain village in Mae Wang district.
The children and their families are monitored closely by a local “manager” and by members of the Dulabhatorn Executive Management Committee, to assure that the funds are not misused, for example by an alcoholic or drug-addicted parent. Foundation staff, through monitoring our interactions with the children and their caregivers, form bonds with the children and those who look after them, and genuinely care about their wellbeing. During their visits they talk with the children, increasing their self-confidence through knowing there are other people who care about them. The goal of this project goes beyond providing children with what is needed financially, by helping them develop into educated, responsible citizens successfully integrated into their community.
Sponsor a Child
There are still many children in desperate need of your help. Please go to our Sponsor A Child page for more information about how you can improve a child's life.