Learning and Playing.
Last Week Six New At-Risk Families in Bangkok's Largest Slum Enjoyed Christmas Celebrations Together.
Many families in Klong Toey community have little opportunity for celebrations of holidays like Christmas due poverty. This year these new members of Keeping Families Together (KFT) had much to celebrate as they joined the fun in the Christmas festivities hosted for them.
But families in our program don't just enjoy periodic celebrations, they join others in their community on a track over 18 months that ensures they step ahead though economic, and educational development inputs combined with mentoring and training tailored just for them.
We stand with those in Bangkok, Southern Thailand, and and the Northeast of Thailand because 70 Percent of Children in Institutional Care in Thailand are Not There Because they are Orphans,
Rather Because of Poverty.
There is an orphanage crisis in Thailand today with provinces like Chiangmai operating over 500 orphanages. Seventy percent of children in orphanages actually have family; but sadly, poverty forces these families to place their children in orphanages.
Keeping Families Together (KFT) and child development centers mobilize the local church and community to support families through holistic development trainings, income generation assistance, educational opportunities, psychosocial support, health care, and spiritual transformation.
At a fraction of the cost of supporting a child in an orphanage, Step Ahead is able to support at-risk families.
Thanks for your support to make a way for children to stay in their families and local communities.
Christmas in Bangkok's Largest Slum Community.