THAILAND

The widespread sex trade in Thailand puts innocent children at risk

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ABOUT THE COUNTRY

Thailand has had a seemingly stable political and economic climate until recently. The Thai people have experienced a fair share of political turmoil since 2005, plus disastrous flooding in 2011. The economy, which had seen steady growth and maintained the lowest levels of unemployment in the world, was slightly damaged but has already begun its recovery.

As part of the growing economy, Thailand’s large-scale sex industry puts innocent children in danger. Their lives are impacted on every level by child pornography, abuse, and HIV/AIDS. The number of affected and needy children continues to grow due to refugees fleeing from poverty and social unrest in the bordering countries of Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

THE FACTS

4%
POPULATION
LIVING BELOW $2/DAY
PROGRAMS:
3
PROGRAM TYPE:
LEARNING CENTER

67,448,120

Population

337

NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED

8%
POPULATION
BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
RELIGIONS

Buddhist (official) 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%

LANGUAGES

Thai, English (upper class mostly) , ethnic/regional dialects

THE PROGRAM

Our Thailand Country Director, Sammy, leads Learning Centers for Burmese refugees in Bilokee Village and Huay Malai, Thailand. Refugees have no social or political status in Thailand, and many walked across the border with few belongings to their name. At the Learning Centers, the refugee children are enrolled in a Christian school and are provided with after-school tutoring, routine health check-ups, and vocational support. Through academic and spiritual education these children are given hope that they might one day become a Thai citizen, while always knowing they are first and foremost citizens in the Kingdom of heaven.

Meet the Kids

TH002 Bilokee Grace Learning Center

Anchalee Htong Ron

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Soitip Bienglae

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Sirikun Tootsanti

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Sahapope Keereesukjai

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Nahtee Yersor

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Matthew Mayerh

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Sunantar (Bam) Mayerh

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Pornsawan Satachrist

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Maree (Fasai) Mayerh

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Kanthida (Prae) Mayerh

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Chanya Sangor

$40.00 / month

TH003 Ahka VisionTrust Learning Center

Powana Wongsatsue

$40.00 / month
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MEET OUR LOCAL HERO

Sammy was raised in a Christian home, but it was at age 21 when he began to develop a deep relationship with the Lord. After his first university closed due to a democratic uprising, God blessed him with a scholarship to another university, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. Sammy began working for VisionTrust right after graduation, and he is now our Thailand Country Director.