I want to help my mother make money because our family lives in poverty.”Nimu, 15 years old
Nimu’s story is not uncommon amongst the children of migrant labourers. Though policy exists to prevent child labour in Thailand, plenty of employers are willing to exploit migrant children by accepting false data for identification documents. With brokers and officials prone to corruption, and families in dire poverty, parents become incentivised to send their underage children to work.
What is Safe Child Thailand doing to help?
We aim to protect the child victims of exploitation and forced labour by providing access to education, rehabilitation and justice. Working in partnership with outstanding local partners we strive to bring an end to the exploitation of children in Thailand. This work includes:
- Providing health clinics that offer tests and medical supplies for children exploited in the sex industry.
- Providing temporary shelter to support child victims of forced labour and human trafficking.
- Supporting families through micro-finance and small business training, keeping their children in school instead of at work.
- Assisting the authorities to identify victims and bring cases of child labour and trafficking to court.
- Educating vulnerable families and communities on the dangers of child exploitation.
- Running public awareness campaigns on the prevention of child exploitation and services available for victims of forced labour.
With your support, there is huge potential for Safe Child Thailand to become a catalyst for change in the region. We hope that with your generosity, our partners on the ground will be able to deliver world-class services for the prevention of child exploitation and the rehabilitation of those who have already been victimised.