Due to 60 years of violence and oppression of ethnic minorities in Burma, millions of people have fled into Thailand seeking refuge and survival. Children within the migrant population are often stateless and without citizenship or official identity. Lack of documentation puts these children at high-risk of exploitation, chronic poverty, abuse and human trafficking.
Global Child Advocates works along the Thailand-Burma border with the most vulnerable among this population. Their mission is to strengthen the layers of protection around children to prevent abuse, trafficking and institutionalisation and to empower through education and advocacy.
Their projects takes a holistic approach to child protection which not only involves working with victims of abuse and trafficking, but also their families and communities. Strengthening families to be the best defense for children is central to each of their community-based programs.
Global Child Advocates' projects include community-based education centres, a crisis hotline, assistance and support for at-risk families as well as family-based alternative care for children. In collaboration with the Thai government, they also provide temporary, family-style, emergency care for victims of abuse and trafficking with the goal of seeing every survivor reintegrated back into safe families and communities as soon as possible.
Global Child Advocates was formerly known as Compasio.
Spending of Global Child Advocates' funds is confined to Board approved projects. Funds given towards a particular activity are used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for that project has been met, or cannot be completed for reasons determined by the Board, the remaining funds designated will be used where needed most.
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