Education

Education is the heart of all we do.  We strongly believe that all children have the right to formal education regardless of their socioeconomic status. To this end, our core goal is to help stateless migrant children develop the academic skills, social skills, confidence and Thai-language capacity ... Read More...

Child Protection

Child Protection Centre Providing a safe, stable, supportive and family-like environment where children are encouraged to develop their potential is at the core of our child protection program. Our residential child protection centre provides protection and full care to around 120 abused, neglect... Read More...

MOTHER & CHILD PROTECTION

Abandoned migrant mothers with accompanying children face many hardships and are particularly vulnerable. For most of these women, the husband or father has died or abandoned the family. Often the women only had rights to live on plantation or factory land through their husbands and they are often e... Read More...

Health Care

As many Karen and Mon people are not recognised as Thai citizens, they are not eligible for free or state-subsidised health care and face prohibitive hospital fees. Children of the Forest's Holistic Health Care Program provides comprehensive services to meet the physical, emotional and social needs ... Read More...

Vocation & LIFE SKILLS

As well as language skills and basic education, the children we work with learn essential skills for work, everyday life and staying safe. Practical work skills taught at Children of the Forest that children and youth can potentially use in their future include: farming, sewing, weaving, bicycle ... Read More...

Community Outreach

Children of the Forest takes a proactive approach to supporting Karen and Mon communities living in remote villages and builds close relationships with local community leaders. Our outreach support includes formal programs such as outreach education support for more than 200 children, our Jungle Sch... Read More...

FARMING

Our Farming Program has been operating since 2007. Today, we have a 23 acre farm that contains tapioca, rice, oil palm, rubber, turmeric, vegetables, an orchard and catfish ponds. The farm provides practical farming experience in sustainable farming practices for children at the Free School and r... Read More...

SPORTS

Sports are an important part of developing the self-confidence and self-esteem of the children we work with. Being involved in sports outside regular school time and in weekends also helps keep children safe and engaged with their education and away from risks of exploitation, substance abuse or tra... Read More...

Borderlands

The Borderland's program is a hub for the many creative activities that make up an important part of the education and development of the children we work with. Activities here include art, comics, film making, sewing and crafts. Art classes in drawing, painting and comic illustration are taught ... Read More...

Case studies

Here are just a few examples of how we provide care, protection and education to those in need. Please note, names have been changed to protect individuals’ privacy. Mother & Child Protection Single mothers often reach out to Children of the Forest for support when they have nowhere el... Read More...