CWS Asia


Thailand

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Refugee children in a camp along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Photo: Leslie Wilson / CWS

In Thailand, CWS partners with the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT) in two key ways. Our child protection initiative helps children and teens understand how to ensure safety at school, in the community and online. We also engage adult duty bearers in ensuring child safety and care in all CCT institutions: schools, churches and hospitals. Historically, in times of disaster, such as the 2011 floods that devastated much of Thailand, CWS works with the CCT and its affiliates.

Our CWS Asia regional office, based in Bangkok, works in collaboration with a range of key global, regional and local partners, to provide support to some of the most vulnerable communities, both in emergency situations and for longer-term development. We work to enhance their ability to safeguard themselves from a range of threats and to prepare for future challenges. This office serves as a coordination point of contact for CWS country offices and implementing partners in the region, as well as a hub for regional meetings, trainings and workshops.

Latest News

CWS Hosted a Code of Conduct for Child Safeguarding Information-Sharing Session

CWS Thailand | November 8, 2017

Recently, the CWS Thailand child protection project team, who work with The Church of Christ in Thailand, hosted a Code of Conduct for Child Safeguarding information-sharing session for four new volunteer teachers from Nagaland. Since the young women will be teaching in schools that follow the Church’s child safeguarding policy, CWS team members Suchawalee (Bon, […]

Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct In Karen Language Is Issued by CCT and CWS

CWS Thailand | October 17, 2017

Recently, CWS colleagues Suchawalee (Bon) Mankhong and Ponsawan (Cake) Lysoowan, who are seconded to work with the Office of Child Protection at The Church of Christ in Thailand, traveled to west-central Thailand to lead an information-sharing session about the CCT Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct. Since many church members in the six Thai provinces whose […]

Momentum Grows for The Church of Christ in Thailand’s Child Safeguarding Initiative

CWS Thailand | June 13, 2017

Now that The Church of Christ in Thailand has finalized its Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct, CWS is supporting a follow-on initiative for three child safeguarding specialists to reach out to communities within the Church – schools, hospitals and congregations – to review and understand the details of the Code of Conduct. Altogether, the Church […]

Hope, resilience and innovation on the Thailand-Myanmar border

Leslie Wilson | November 7, 2016

For more than 20 years, hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers from Myanmar (Burma) have lived inside Thailand along the Thai-Myanmar border – next to their country yet far from their homes . Last week, I visited one refugee camp that is home to about 6,000 people, mainly from the Karen ethnic group, who live […]

New Kwai River Christian Hospital will be built

Thailand | October 18, 2016

In Thailand, our staff are partnering with The Church of Christ in Thailand to prepare to build a new Kwai River Christian Hospital. The original clinic dates to the 1960s and served patients from among highly vulnerable people living in near the Thai-Myanmar border. Most patients are displaced and undocumented ethnic minorities from Myanmar, and […]

Finalizing the Church’s child protection code of conduct

Thailand | August 6, 2016

Leaders from The Church of Christ in Thailand, a key partner of CWS in Asia, are finalizing the Church’s child protection code of conduct in partnership with key university and government advisors. The code’s formal adoption by Church leaders is on track for later this year.

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