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Help 500 At-Risk Thai Women & Children Step Ahead.



Step Ahead empowers poor, vulnerable, and at-risk women to build their micro-enterprises- learning together in their local communities through mentoring and training. Step Ahead works with children in Bangkok's largest slum community of Klong Toey teaching English and computer skills, and has four early childhood development centers and family-based orphan care serving the communities impacted by the South-East Asian tsunami. With Step Ahead, Thai women and children discover hope and a future.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Poor women and children are vulnerable and at-risk of exploitation. Poverty and lack of education robs them of opportunities many others take for granted. Whether Bangkok's largest slum community of Klong Toey with 100,000 inhabitants, or rural villages in Southern Thailand and the poorest villages of Northeast Thailand, the challenge remains: helping the poor, vulnerable, and at-risk step ahead into freedom through increased economic opportunities, mentoring, and education.

How will this project solve this problem?

Step Ahead provides micro-finance, and community economic development solutions with training and mentoring. Then, children's and youth programs from family-based orphan care, to early childhood development centers, and English and computer training expand future horizons that break the cycle of poverty and open doors to a better future. Integrated Community Development means that each part of the project strengthens the rest - bringing increased hope to whole communities.

Potential Long Term Impact

Families will find increased economic opportunities, and emotional and social growth that means more security for their children and a positive developing community. From mothers with a stronger economic situation able to provide better for their families, to young children who enter school with a strong early childhood preparation even in English, and teens who have discovered mentoring friends in the staff, while learning English and computer skills that give them all more hope to step ahead.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $11,930
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $12,070
Total Funding Goal: $24,000


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Step Ahead Inc.

Suffolk, Virginia, United States

Project Leader

John Quinley Jr

Bangkok, Thailand

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