Education
 Thailand
Project #21310

Thailand's "Flying Library" for over 500 children

by Kids Home Development Network Foundation

Summary

The growing construction sector in Thailand is bringing many migrant families from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Children from these communities grow up in precarious and isolated construction areas with no access to education. Kids Home Foundation's Flying library brings reading sessions directly into these communities. Our library not only improves literacy and expands children's knowledge, but it also facilitates and encourages school registration playing a key role in children's development.
$1,195.00
total raised
21
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

In Thailand, we estimate that over 60.000 migrant children followed their parents to live in slum-like conditions in construction areas. They are exposed to having their basic rights such as education disrespected. Communities lack books and written knowledge in their native languages impacting their identity. Books can change the way children envision their future providing basic educational tools that can enliven migrant communities encouraging self-expression, imagination and love of reading.

Solution

The Flying Library will visit 7 communities once a month delivering qualitative reading sessions to 500 children. Sessions will integrate reading aloud, games, activities and conversations around books, their characters and their content. We will integrate children of all ages and when possible involve parents and community leaders. The purpose of each session is to promote a child's right to develop their full cognitive and emotional potential through reading.

Long-Term Impact

Over 500 children living in extremely precarious conditions will receive regular reading sessions. The Flying Library will have a critical impact on children's development improving and enhancing their knowledge, vocabulary, literacy skills, concentration, imagination and dreams. The improved reading skills and knowledge children will develop will facilitate children's integration in to school and improve their performance. The project will inspire and build better futures for migrant children.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.kids-home.org

Organization Information

Kids Home Development Network Foundation

Location: Chiang Mai - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​www.kids-home.org
Project Leader:
Julien Strens
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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