TO SUPPORT THE
CHILDREN OF THAILAND
Based on the philosophy that all children and young adults should have the opportunity to learn as a basic right, The Hub functions as a unique youth service offering alternative education opportunities, intensive youth case-work and a ‘Skills for Living’ programme integrated into the model.
WE WORK WITH EXPERTS TO DELIVER THE BEST SERVICES
The Hub incorporates the services and support of external agencies, who are experts in their particular field, to supplement activities and workshops in the ‘Skills for Living’ programme. Other aspects are delivered by in-house staff who have a variety of skills and experience in different fields and receive regular training.
Health & Welfare
Health checks and well-being services
Individual case management profiles
Assistance with personal hygiene and laundry
Referrals to local services and organisations
Team-building games and exercises
Toys, television and computers
Cultural/religious excursions and festivals
The centre’s Skills for Living programme is modelled on the successful Exodus Youth Education programme provided by the Exodus Foundation to homeless kids and struggling teens of 15- to 19-years-old in Australia
The Skills for Living programme has been adapted to provide education and basic skills for survival better suited to the unique challenges that the young people of Thailand face. For example, more than 2,000 Thai children die each day as a result of unintentional injury (UNICEF); half of which could be easily avoided. As many of these deaths are caused by factors such as road and traffic accidents, and drowning, education sessions and basic swimming survival skills will provide a fun, yet vital, element to the Thailand Skills for Living programme.
The Youth Enterprise Programme provides enterprise opportunities for young entrepreneurs. The Hub provides budding businessmen and women with a platform to develop their ideas and skills to build a career and create employment opportunities for themselves.