The Swimming home in Mae Chan, is home to over 15 children during the school year. The swimming home is a project created by DEPDC, an organisation that targets human trafficking, through ensuring individuals at risk, get an education and therefore are less likely to end up in the human trafficking trap. DEPDC works in the very North of Thailand, (borders with Myanmar and Laos), making human trafficking especially prevalent in the area.
The children live in the swimming home do so for a number of different reasons, that are far from ideal in order to get an education but not just that, in most cases it is much more serious than just them not being able to go to school. The shelter relies on donations to support these children- uniforms, school fees, books, food...
Ban Klang Na is another shelter, which is a part of the project in Mae Chan. it is home to women and families at risk. Many women living there have been victims of sex trafficking, but the isolated location of the shelter gives them a little sense of security. The women are taught to be self- reliant, by growing their own food for both their own consumption and selling it in the markets to others for a little pocket money.
The organisation relies on private donations and grants to do life changing work so anything you can give will be greatly appreciated and will go towards a better future for those who do not have any other options but to depend on the generosity of others.
Thank you and don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any!