Compassion partners with churches to help them provide Thai children with the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be.
Compassion's work in Thailand began in 1970. Currently, more than 36,400 children are registered in more than 220 child development centers.
Population: 65,4 millions
Life expectancy: Male 69 years, Female 74 years
Under-5 mortality rate: 2,2%
People with HIV/AIDS: 570.000
Drinking water sources: 84%
Adequate sanitation facilities: 85%
Literacy rate: Male 95%, Female 90%
Population in extreme poverty ($1.25 a day): 20%
Compassion began its ministry in Thailand in 1970 when the Child Sponsorship Program was started.
Each child receives a lunch that consists of rice, vegetables and meat at the center. Milk is provided for young children. Children who are malnourished receive additional food to take home with them, such as rice, eggs, canned fish and milk every month
Adolescents receive vocational training in computers, baking, mechanics, agriculture, animal farming and local handicrafts like weaving. Camps for art, music, sports and evangelism are held once a year.
Church partners conduct annual parenting classes and parents' meetings where they share what the children are doing at the child development center. The churches also hold special events such as family camp and activities celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day. Parents are also provided income-generating skills training.