Our project in Thailand is Care for Children's first outside of China, and is being developed as a replicable model of best practice for the SE Asia region.
Our relationship with Thailand began following the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 when our founder Robert Glover met with Mr. Wanlop Ploytubtim, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), to give advice related to children who had been orphaned by the disaster.
A project partnership with the MSDHS was eventually signed following a meeting between Care for Children's Patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, and His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at his royal palace in Hua Hin, Thailand. Our pilot project, which began in 2012, was located in Chiang Mai.
Thailand is currently at stage two of Care for Children's project methodology; 'National rollout'. In 2015, we signed a new three-year project agreement with the Department of Children and Youth to launch the National Foster Care project which will include 20 project sites.
The map below shows our Pilot Project location. More Project Partnerships coming soon...
|Location||National Foster Care Project|
|Government partner||Department of Children & Youth (Ministry of Social Development and Human Security)|
|Children in families (partners)||330 p/a financially supported by Care For Children|
|Children in families (national)||5000 children now living in families in Thailand (government statistic)|
|Training Materials||‘Introducing Foster Care – A Training Programme for Thailand’|
|Offices||National Foster Care Training & Resource Centre, Chiang Mai|
|Country Manager||Thomas Abbott|