A shelter home open 24 hours for abused children or children or children who need emergency help, shelter, food, clothes and rehabilitation. The House has been open since 1995.
When the Japanese embassy bought us our house in 1998, it was our intention to set it up as a refuge for abused children. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to find funding to staff the house overnight.
In the day time, children from slums in Phuket town are ferried to the center for a basic education and a nutritional meal. Our dream is to operate both services simultaneously.
We are busy at the moment advocating for the children in the slum areas whose parents have no house or birth documents, to enter local kindergartens and schools.
Despite the government policy to allow itinerant children to study, the schools are reluctant to accept them.