Siam-Care will support 50 vulnerable youth of poor and/or HIV affected families to enroll in a vocational training or university study, in order to break away from the cycle of poverty.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Thailand, education up to the age of 15, high school grade 3, is mandatory and subsidized. Poor or orphaned youth will often not continue their schooling, due to lack of financial resources. These youth are expected to get a job and help contribute to the family's expenses. With only a grade 3 certificate they end up in the lowest paid jobs in factories, construction sites or worse, illigal trades such as prostitution, with little or no prospect of personal or professional growth or income.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will provide financial support and advice to youth from vulnerable background so they can continue their education on a higher level; giving them prospects for better future jobs and for reaching their own full potential.
Potential Long Term Impact
50 youth from a vulnerable background will have received an advanced level of vocational or academic education, which has enabled them to arise out of poverty and provide for their personal and their families’ well-being.
Total Funding Received to Date: $57,805
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $57,805 . The original project funding goal was $57,600.