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Save the Children believes every child deserves a future.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Thailand and around the world, we do whatever it takes – every day and in times of crisis – to ensure the rights of every child to a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our experts go to the hardest-to-reach places where it’s toughest to be a child. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. Together with children, families and communities, as well as supporters the world over, we achieve lasting results for millions of children.

With over 100 years of expertise and 25,000 dedicated staff across 122 countries, we are the world’s first and leading independent children’s organization. We respond to major emergencies, support children to move out of poverty, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

We believe every child deserves a future. We know you believe it, too.

Together, we can achieve tremendous results for children. Here's proof:

In 2020 alone, our programs supported 197 million children.

Together, we helped 12 million children accessed quality education – including more than 5.9 million girls.

Your support helped 3 million mothers and 11.7 million children improved their nutrition.

We helped 3.1 million children live a life free from violence.

Thanks to you, we responded to 136 emergencies in 77 countries.

Our vision, values and history

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our work is driven by our values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity. 

Our work builds on over a century of expertise.  

Save the Children is the first global organization devoted solely to serving children’s needs and securing their rights. 

Our founder Eglantyne Jebb saw children dying of starvation and disease after the end of the First World War. In 1919, she launched the Save the Children Fund to raise much-needed money to end children’s suffering across war-torn Europe.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, based on her declaration, is the most universally accepted human rights treaty in history. 

Since our founding, we’ve changed the lives of over one billion children.

Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday

Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education

Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Save the Children in Thailand

Over the past 40 years, we have worked to deliver lasting changes for children in Thailand and across the Mekong delta.

Save the Children supports the most vulnerable children in Thailand, including refugee children, migrant children, children affected by conflict, children who have been physically and sexually exploited and trafficked, ethnic minority children, out-of-school children, children with disabilities, and poor and street children in urban areas.

Save the Children works across Thailand, reaching children in the urban provinces of the Bangkok area, in the nine refugee camps along the Thailand/Myanmar border, in border areas with high populations of migrant families, in the conflict-affected Deep South Provinces, and in disaster-affected areas.

Our history in Thailand

Save the Children has been working to improve the lives of children in Thailand for over 40 years.

Save the Children first started work in Thailand in 1979, sending a crisis team of nurses and humanitarian professionals to provide life-saving medical support to Sa Keao refugee camp during the Khmer refugee crisis. In the decades that followed, several Save the Children branches (USA, UK, Sweden) opened across Thailand and the Mekong Region, running programmes ranging from youth development, anti-human and child trafficking in the Greater Mekong area, positive parenting, child sponsorship, agroforestry and livelihoods and humanitarian relief. In 2013, Save the Children International was created and Save the Children Thailand unified all offices into one team.

Notable projects include:

From 2008, we ran over a decade of programming to support victims of trafficking, prevent child trafficking and exploitation, and protect children on the move. The Cross-Border Program covered 6 countries of the Greater Mekong area, namely Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.

In 2011 we provided extensive relief to victims of major flooding around Bangkok, including direct aid, child protection services and child-friendly spaces, and educational support. We have provided additional flooding relief and aid in many subsequent years.

From 2014-2016, we worked with the Karen Teacher Working Group, Help Without Frontiers, the Foundation for Rural Youth and Right to Play to support 91,793 children living in 9 refugee camps in Thailand and urban migrant communities in Bangkok and South-East Myanmar enroll back to school. The ACCESS project combined direct support to education personnel, the promotion of flexible non-formal education pathways for older out of school students and engagement of parents and communities to promote the benefits of education.

In 2015, we supported the Royal Thai Government and the Department of Children and Youth (DCY) during and beyond the Andaman Sea crisis to shelter Rohingya victims of trafficking, while providing psychosocial support, case management, education in emergency, and legal aid.

Since 2020, with support from our partners and donors, we have raised around 2.5m dollars to provide direct relief and support communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the Southernmost Provinces (Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat) and the border with Myanmar (Tak, Ranong and 9 refugee camps at the Thai-Myanmar border).

See where we work across the country

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14th Floor, Maneeya Center Building (South)
518/5 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330

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Tel: +66 (0)2684-1286/87/88

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