Friday 15 November 2019

Giving Children A Strong Start in Life

“If the times are good, I see my parents every other year,” Naw Si Si says. She is 14 years old and lives with her grandmother in a wooden house on stilts in Thailand, close to the border with Myanmar. Naw Si Si is from the Pwo Karen ethnic group. Most migrants in her community are economic migrants, coming from Myanmar to Thailand.

Friday 3 August 2018

My Journey to Freedom

“My life is like the moon’s phases, as there are good days and bad days”

Thursday 2 August 2018

My Hopes and Dreams

In the face of life adversity, it is easy for a child to lose hope, but this was not case for Zalu. An eight-year-old Zalu made his first journey to Thailand by boat with his sisters and a nephew in search of safety and a new life.

Monday 18 December 2017

Overcoming Childhood Adversity: Safe Migration in a World on the Move

Monday 18th December, Bangkok – The Migrant Working Group celebrates International Migration Day 2017 by recognising all children’s rights to survive, learn, and be protected.

“Today, there are more than 200,000 migrant children in Thailand who are currently out of school. Approximately 60% of these children are out of school due to their status and the discrimination that they face,” Save the Children’s Country Director in Thailand, Kim Koch said.

Thursday 1 June 2017

Thai children experience better childhoods than most of its neighbours, according to new report, but migrant children are being left behind

Thailand is 84th in a global ranking of the best and worst countries for children to grow up in, putting it ahead of regional neighbours like Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, a new report from Save the Children reveals. 

The ranking positions Thailand in the top half of the ledger, however, many migrant children living in Thailand are having their childhoods cut short in large numbers, especially because of their lack of access to education.