Thailand

Despite Thailand being a relatively prosperous nation, there are pockets of extreme deprivation due to its close proximity with countries where people are forced to flee in search of safety.

We have been providing Mary’s Meals in Thailand since 2008. Our school feeding programme is delivered in partnership with the Living Water Foundation and largely supports migrant families from Myanmar. 

We support schools in Rangsit, Sattahip, Kanchanaburi and Samut Sakhon which are located near Bangkok.

Life in Thailand

Although Thailand is a relatively prosperous nation, there are pockets of extreme deprivation because of its proximity to insecure borders with countries where people are forced to flee in search of safety.

Large numbers of vulnerable and displaced people from Myanmar arriving in Thailand suffer from acute food insecurity.  We work predominantly in areas where migrant families have settled.

Our programmes encourage school attendance, shielding children from potentially exploitative situations, while their parents and guardians struggle to find work.

Mary's Meals in Thailand

We are currently feeding over 400 children in four schools.

Children we feed are aged 3 and 18.

Typically meals consist of chicken or pork with rice and vegetables.

Did you know?

More than 96,000 people are currently claiming refuge in Thailand, mostly 
from Myanmar.

Population rates in Thailand have soared in the last century, from 10 million in 1900 to almost 70 million today.

Historically, migrant children were not allowed to attend public school in Thailand, however the country’s ‘Education for All’ policy aims to address this.