Orphans situation in Thailand
Life in Thailand was hard for these migrant workers from Burma, without legal permission to be in Thailand they soon fell to the bottom of Thai society. Many families broke up under the stress, some parents died, and many children became orphaned.
2 of the orphans welcome by H2O’s orphanage
In January 2008 a Burmese woman (Esther) together with H2O-Help to Orphans ry (Finland) opened a house in the town of Um-phang on the Thai-Burma border and took in 30 of these children.
The aim of the H2O orphanage was to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care, to provide a Thai education, and to encourage the children to retain their own culture, language and traditions so that one day they could return to their parents homeland.
This work still continues and has expanded in many different ways, new additions include a school for 129 village children, a feeding programme that gives food aid to 100 undernourished people each month, and a church with a congregation of 125 people.