Migrant Empowerment Project
Supporting constructions workers and their children
By working in partnership with local and national construction companies, BDF also trains adult construction workers in essential life skills and empowers them to serve their communities' access to education, health and safety services. The Migrant Empowerment Project achieves long-term, sustainable impact by empowering training community leaders, parents and youth to support their own communities.
BDF develops partnerships with construction companies to facilitate 2-day training sessions in life skills for adults. Community leaders and other inspired adults attend the training session at BDF's main premises to learn skills such as HIV Prevention, how to enroll kids in school, and how to make sure kids are vaccinated.
Once these community leaders, parents and youth are trained and empowered, BDF follows up with them throughout their future migrations as they assume their role as “Peer Educators,” spreading knowledge among their peers, raising awareness of Child Protection, and helping to identify and help children exposed to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We conduct ongoing “Refresher Training Sessions” with Peer Educators, and we follow up with them on a long-term basis, even when they migrate to other locations throughout Thailand.