As part of an emergency response, Baan Dek Thailand distributed 583 food packs to children in extreme need in Chiang Mai. These children live and grow up in slums. Isolated and on the margins of society, they are often exposed to numerous abuses that are aggravated in this particular context of the Covid-19 virus.
Funded in part by the Artelia Foundation, these food packs reinforced the daily support of the social teams who organize on-the-field care and protection services. These actions were carried out in partnership with Thai public services to build viable support, based on the long-term autonomy of the most vulnerable families through collaboration with public schools, hospitals, women and children's shelters, but also in cooperation with Unicef and other Thai local partners.
Established in 2002, Baan Dek Foundation (BDF) is a Thai non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide access to education, health and safety services for vulnerable children living in urban slums and work camps in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. These children are often left unsupervised in very dangerous living environments while their parents work on construction sites. They have limited access to basic necessities and basic rights. They are often victims of neglect, abuse, and exploitation.
Today, BDF supports more than 1,500 vulnerable children in Thailand each year through complementary programs that provide access to education, health and safety. At the same time, BDF works with large local companies to improve the living conditions of migrant workers and their families.