Why We Do It
For many children in Thailand, attending school is either not an option or they are enrolling much too late. Despite positive changes made in Thai education policy over recent years, the prospect of seeing the inside of a classroom remains a distant dream for many inhabitants of the country’s rural Northern provinces.
The resultant poverty too often makes the fulfillment of child rights logistically cumbersome. Along the fringes of poverty exists a lack of social support and scarce socioeconomic opportunities. It is a place in which children are at the most risk and likelihood to be swept into abusive sectors of work shielded from law-based wage regulations and safety conditions. It is ultimately where they are most likely to fall into the hands of slave labor and/or sexual exploitation.
- Make available schooling to children currently without education in the most impoverished northern Thai provinces.
- Offer community development and support to target locations to ensure sustainability and self-sufficiency of educational programs.
- Emphasize leadership development qualities among children, reinforce creativity, and create group cohesion and support.
- Build child protection mechanisms and reinforce supporting values and attitudes within the communities.
- Create self-awareness with respect to job skills and occupational opportunities to ensure that children throughout the communities are able to make the appropriate decisions regarding their future prospects.
- Begin to alleviate strain on impoverished communities and provide tools and expertise for sustainable development to support educational initiatives.
- Prevent children at risk from entering any form of slave labor, the commercial sex industry, or any other form of exploitation.
- Raise awareness of children’s rights and prevent the violation thereof.
- Strengthen the target areas’ cultures, values and beliefs with the express intent of securing the children’s future and maximizing their capacities to aspire.
Building Schools, Building Hope
Since 2009, we have built a new school every two years in northern Thailand. Currently only about 60% of the impoverished hill tribe children can attend school due to a lack of access. Explore our website to learn more about the schools and how you can help us build more!
Schools we’ve built
Encouraged by the success of the first building project, Kid Launch’s goal is to continue fund-raising to build more schools in northern Thailand with our community partners.
Your contribution will make a difference.
Here are just few of the items your donation can provide:
A new middle school for 220 students.
A wind machine for the whole village. ( Solar power wind generator )
A desktop computer for school.
Art materials for art activities.
Shutters for one window.
A teacher’s desk.
Anti-rust paint for all the metal doors and windows.
A new primary school for four class rooms.
A Bio-Active reforming system for drinking water, will be useful for the whole community.
Sport materials for all students.
A classroom door or a cabinet for classroom materials.
A student desk & bench that seats 3-4 children.
A 30 kg. pail of interior paint.
2 kg of black slate paint for a classroom chalkboard.
Visit the photos page to see the construction process. And please consider helping us make a fourth school possible in 2016
To the contributors of the school building project thus far. The villagers have expressed their gratitude and are very happy to know people abroad do care about them. If you are ever in the area, please stop by for a visit with the students and teachers and have a tour of the school.