Children at Green Hope
Social Action for Women’s (SAW) Green Hope Shelter, in the border town of Mae Sot, specialises in accommodating, supporting and rehabilitating Burmese children who have been trafficked into Thailand. There are currently 15 children at Green Hope who are provided with shelter, food, medical care and an education as well as psychosocial therapy to help with the trauma of being trafficked.
Hnin Phyu, now 12, was alone on the streets of Mae Sot in 2008 when a taxi driver attempted to ‘buy’ her and take her away; thankfully, the intervention of three Burmese bystanders prevented this taking place and she was sent to SAW. When Hnin first arrived in the shelter she had serious behavioural problems including disobedience, stealing and running away when disciplined. Now she is doing much better – she is enjoying school and her studies, her behaviour has improved and she no longer steals.
Her fate, had she not been taken to SAW, doesn’t even bear thinking about. Thai Children’s Trust’s SAW appeal is making sure children like Hnin still have a safe place to go to. For more information and to make donation see: http://www.thaichildrenstrust.org.uk/SAWAppeal/?dm_i=67W,100IZ,KOK9T,31EG8,1
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