Care for Children was originally established in China to provide foster care for orphaned children, successfully placing over 1 million children in foster homes. A recent UNICEF report recommends a transition from institutional foster care for Thailand’s orphaned and vulnerable children. At the invitation of the Thai government, Care for Children has now partnered with the government to provide training in government-run orphanages on local family placement care practice.
The Soneva Foundation funded Care for Children to open a National Foster Care Training and Resource Centre in Chiang Mai. Care for Children will strategically manage and deliver its national training programme from this centre. There are approximately 50,000 orphaned and vulnerable children living in some form of institutional care in Thailand, and the goal is to support the government to ensure all children have the opportunity to live with a family they can call their own.
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