This month Thai Children’s Trust launched a fundraising campaign to help save a Safe House which provides a vital service in looking after 70 Burmese refugee children who have been abandoned, orphaned or sold by traffickers.
The Safe House, in the town of Mae Sot on the Thai-Burma border, is run by Social Action for Women (SAW), an organisation which Thai Children’s Trust has worked with since 2009. Now, due to its funding sources drying up, the Safe House is in a critical situation and, more than ever, needs the help of Thai Children’s Trust.
If we can raise £60,000 for each of three years, we can ensure that these vulnerable and forgotten children have a future – children such as May, who was abandoned at the Safe House when her mother became a prostitute. Her mother is now in prison for drug possession but, thanks to SAW’s intervention, May will avoid a similar fate.