CWS Asia


CCT Child Safeguarding team with Leslie Wilson, CWS Asia Regional Director. Photo: CWS


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

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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