Childlife-A future for street children
The new project: school for life
June 2004: story in "Bangkok Post" Surrogate supermum
Ideas for gifts A Photo Calendar for 2004: The Children on the Farm
Rita Haberkorn, impressions regarding my meetings with the children
Farewell visit to Childlife Mae Sai, Augsut 10th 2003
new detailed plans (in german) pictures the work the Dr. R. P. Haugland fund
Visit 2nd chair man of the charity in Mae Sai we have a dream dream
The purpose of Childlife is to provide the street children in Mae Sai with a safe
refuge, shelter and home, food, health and non-formal education.
nothernmost point. It is
situated in the Golden
Triangle at the border
The situation: Every
day thousands of Thais
and foreign tourists cross the border to Myanmar to do some cheap shopping,while many
Burmese and Shan come to sell goods, find some work or beg for money. Drug trafficking
and human trafficking are a big business in Mae Sai and are a huge problem. In the recent
years not only young Thai girls have been lured into prostitution, but more and more girls
from the hill tribes, the Shan state, Mynamar, Laos and China's southern provinces have
been brought into Thailand to sell them to brothels nationwide as well as abroad.
Amphetamines are available for less than 50 Cents. Discrimination, poverty, illiteracy,
the high mortality rate amon the hill tribes and the high HIV rate(95% of Mae Sai's
prostitutes are approximately infected) are further problems.
Information to the registered non-profit charity
Kinderleben Eine Zukunft für Strassenkinder in Mae Sai e.V.
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