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Due to its central geographic and economic situation in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a regional hub for migrants as a place of origin, transit, and destination. Migrant children are among the country’s most vulnerable groups: approximately 3.5 million migrant workers cross the borders to find opportunities in Thailand, and they often bring their children with them.

The children we work with are often left unattended in these severely hazardous living environments while their parents are at work on construction sites. They experience limited access to essential services and their fundamental rights, and are at high risk of neglect, abuse and exploitation.

This is why Acha, Nicola, and Magali founded Baan Dek foundation (BDF) together in 2002. BDF is a Thai-registered Foundation with a mission to provide access to education, health and safety services for vulnerable children living in urban slums and construction site camps throughout Thailand.  

TODAY WE TAKE CARE OF more than 1,500 VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN CHIANG MAI. WE KNOW THEM each ONE BY ONE AND PROVIDE CRITICAL SUPPORT by enSURing that THEY can receive an EDUCATION, access HEALTHCARE, AND LIVE IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.

Baan Dek Foundation is supported by a worldwide network of bodies that facilitate partnerships. Together they constitute Kids Home Development Network and ensure the continued development of programs in Thailand.