What distinguishes Children of the Forest (COF) as an organization working with stateless children is that we are not satisfied with making merely marginal improvements to the lives of stateless children living in the Sangkhlaburi District of the Thai/ Burma Border
We are focused and fully committed to providing the same rights education and life choices that a Thai child enjoys. Of course there are countless challenges to be found in achieving this ambitious goal. Yet stateless children deserve nothing less. And our experience has shown that this far reaching goal is indeed achievable.
Already COF has assisted more than 100 children from the vulnerability of non documentation through to the completion of high school, vocational college or university and the acquisition of full Thai citizenship.
We believe it is only this result that can ensure the necessary change, not only for the individual but for their families and stateless communities at large.