What We Do
Save the Children has been working in Thailand since 1984. For over 30 years, we have supported the most vulnerable children through programmes on Education, Child Protection, Child Safety for Survival, and Health and Nutrition. We respond to emergencies and work with communities to fulfil children's rights in the long term. We work with local NGOs and government partners to support the development of capacity among government and civil society to deliver positive outcomes for children.
Since the transition to Save the Children International in February 2013, the Thailand Country Office has doubled its portfolio, built a PDQ unit and opened its field offices in Mae Sot District in Tak and in Pattani. The Country Office is implementing all programmes with partners, and has managed to respond to multiple Category 4 emergencies each year, including the current Andaman Sea Crisis. Save the Children in Thailand, positioned as a leader in refugee and migrant education, is influential in protection related policies and action plans, and its road safety programme, "The 7% Project," has been added to the Signature Programme Pipeline. Our MEAL team is supporting programme quality improvement, and we are hoping our MEAL work can be a model for other countries, particularly the smaller country programmes with limited budget.
Save the Children in Thailand works to reach the most vulnerable children, including refugee children, migrant children, children affected by conflict in the Deep South, children physically and sexually exploited, including trafficking victims, minority language children, out-of-school children, children with disabilities, and urban poor and street children.
Save the Children works across Thailand, reaching children in the five urban provinces of the Bangkok area, in the nine refugee camps in border areas with high populations of migrant families, in the conflict-affected Deep South, and in disaster-affected areas.
Save the Children Thailand Country Strategy Summary for 2016-2018 can be found here.