CHIANGRAI CHILDREN’S HOME- THAILAND

ORPHAN CRISIS IN THAILAND

According to UNICEF, approximately one million Thai children live in vulnerable conditions. These include children who live in poverty, have lost their parents, have a disability, or are forced to live on the streets. In addition, it is estimated that around 290,000 children have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. Thailand also endured the horrific 2014 Boxing Day Tsunami, along with several other natural disasters over the years. These disasters have claimed thousands of lives and left thousands missing and displaced. As a result, many children were left without parents and without a home.

Unfortunately, Thailand’s orphaned and abandoned children face harsh vulnerabilities and risks, such as exploitation, sex trafficking, child labor, malnutrition, poverty, and disease.

In the northern parts of Thailand, many tribal communities exist, including the Hmong Tribe. For the Hmong people, discrimination heightens their daily struggle to survive. Because many of them do not have Thai nationality, they often cannot find work, and their children are denied a proper education. Eventually, this cycle of poverty drives many to crime. For the Hmong women, youth pregnancy, poverty, and peer pressure provide an easy gateway into prostitution. With high levels of incarceration and women being trafficked, children in these communities are often left alone and abandoned.

CHIANGRAI CHILDREN’S HOME

Chiangrai Children’s Home was established by Rev. Dr. Suphot Phanon after he rented a small building in 1996 to start a church. After he started the church, 11 girls who had just finished middle school came to him asking for food and a place to stay so they could continue their studies. Rev. Dr. Suphot realized that human trafficking was becoming a huge issue among these girls and could feel the Lord calling him to help them. He turned the upstairs section of the church into bedrooms for the girls to stay, but as time went by, the number of girls began to grow as more came looking for a safe place to stay.

Rev. Dr. Suphot knew they needed a bigger place to stay but didn’t have enough money to purchase any property. He continued to believe that the Lord would provide for them, and by 1997 he had received enough donations to build a brand new home for children. Today, the home continues to grow, and over 100 children are living in the home.

Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.

PROMINENT ISSUES

Abuse

Before coming to the home, many of the children are taken advantage of and are without a place to truly feel safe. Many times children are harmed because of their parent’s addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Abandonment

Incarceration, poverty, and teenage pregnancy are some of the many reasons that children in Thailand are abandoned. Chiangrai Children’s Home has taken in many children who were left with no family to care for them.

Sex Trafficking

Thailand’s Health System Research Institute estimates that children in prostitution make up 40% of prostitutes in Thailand. In situations like this, children with no one to care for them become the most vulnerable.

WE BELIEVE

HOME

The home consists of eight buildings that serve as dormitories, a chapel, an office, a gym, and a storage room. It is accessible to electricity and a flush sewage system for indoor plumbing. The bedrooms are gender appropriate and provides each child with a warm bed.

EDUCATION

Chiangrai takes the children’s educational opportunities very seriously. All school-aged children are either enrolled in public or private schooling. They are transported to school every day by the home’s private vehicle to ensure the ultimate safety of the children.

FAITH

Most of the children in the home come from Buddhist upbringing, but the true gospel of Jesus Christ is very evident in the home. The staff works hard to ensure that the children are able to go to church every Sunday, have morning devotions, and a Bible study three times a week.

HEALTH

The children have access to medical care if needed. They have received all vaccinations recommended by the governmental health organization in their country, and recommended medical tests (i.e. HIV, hepatitis, parasites, etc.) 

CHILDREN IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP AT CHIANGRAI CHILDREN’S HOME

A-Ju S, 14 Years Old – Thailand

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A-Ju S, 14 Years Old – Thailand

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Hi, I am A-Ju

I currently live at Chiangrai Children's Home in Thailand.

A-Ju likes to cook and eat. She also likes to play ‘opening restaurant’ with friends to pretend that they open restaurants and sell things to each other. A-Ju loves to learn and has many leadership qualities. She dreams of being a chef and opening a cafe when she grows up.
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Tidtaree “Foto,” 9 Years Old – Thailand

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Tidtaree “Foto,” 9 Years Old – Thailand

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I currently live at Chiangrai Children's Home in Thailand.

Foto likes to throw the ball around and jump rope with her friends. She is learning how to play drums and is very talkative. Foto would like to be a teacher when she grows up.
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Wilailuk ‘Kanomgeen’, 12 Years Old – Thailand

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Wilailuk ‘Kanomgeen’, 12 Years Old – Thailand

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Wilailuk 'Kanomgeen' came to Chiangrai Children's Home when she was nine and is into all things cooking and baking. She is an excellent student, disciplined, and a hard worker. Kanomgeen dreams of being a chef and owning her own restaurant when she grows up.
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Chanapa ‘Mild’ 11 Years Old – Thailand

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Chanapa ‘Mild’ 11 Years Old – Thailand

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Chanapa 'Mild' came to Chiangrai Children's Home when she was six and is an excellent student. She loves to dance, sing, and learn new subjects. 'Mild' is very friendly and kind and would love to be a superstar when she grows up.
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Worada ‘Pepo’, 12 Years Old – Thailand

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Worada ‘Pepo’, 12 Years Old – Thailand

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Pepo came to Chiangrai Children's Home when she was eight and has grown in love with gardening. She is a natural leader and enjoys the responsibility of helping take care of the other children in the home. Pepo would love to be a farmer or gardener when she grows up.
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Kwanporn O, 7 Years Old – Thailand

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Kwanporn O, 7 Years Old – Thailand

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Kwanporn came to Chiangrai Children's Home when she was five and had difficulty speaking Thai. She does, however, enjoy playing hide and seek with her friends and her favorite treat is donuts. Kwanporn wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
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Prapat ‘Pat’, 14 Years Old – Thailand

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Prapat ‘Pat’, 14 Years Old – Thailand

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Pat came to Chiangrai Children's Home when he was eight and has made close friends. He enjoys playing sports, especially soccer and volleyball. Pat's favorite school subject is math, and is consistently praised for his academic fervor. He dreams of being a professional serving people, whether a businessman, teacher, or doctor; he definitely has a bright future.
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Sirawit “Wit”, 7 Years Old – Thailand

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Sirawit “Wit”, 7 Years Old – Thailand

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Sirawit, 'Wit,' loves the playground at the home. He has made great friends since coming to Chiangrai and is learning Thai quickly as he interacts with the kids. Wit dreams of becoming a policeman when he grows up.
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