Hope Thailand

Dedicated to bringing hope and care to the orphaned, underprivileged and destitute children of Thailand.

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Who we are

We are a faith-based, non-denominational, not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope to the hopeless in Thailand.

Hope Thailand was envisioned in 2009 (formerly known as S.E.A. (South East Asia) Ministry) by Tutu Bee. A member of the Karen tribe herself, Tutu felt an overwhelming need to provide shelter and care to the displaced Hill Tribe children and refugees along the Thai/Burma border.

Tutu’s vision was, and continues to be, to provide a safe and loving home-like setting for these children. This vision, in cooperation with both missionaries and local church leaders, has resulted in the establishment of 9 homes: Berea Home, Gethsemane Home, Bethel Home, Wang Pa Home, Immanuel Home, Piyawat Home, Numpon Home and the newest homes Peace Children’s Home and Sunshine Home.

Each home, of up to 40 children of various ages, is led by dedicated, Christian house parents. Funding by individuals and churches in North America ensures the children are well cared for both physically and spiritually. The children go to school, receive health and dental care, shelter, clothing, food and a sense of family and belonging within a Christian environment.

In addition to providing a safe place for refugee children, the organization regularly visits the Mae Sot trash dump refugee camp along the Myanmar border (formerly Burma) to provide medicine, clean water and food.

Why thailand

A brutal civil war in Burma drove many Burmese citizens to seek refuge along the Burma/Thailand border. When the first refugees arrived in 1984, no one could have imaged that they would still be there over 30 years later without any hope of leaving the refugee camps and/or garbage dump villages dotted along the border.

Many children have grown up and are raising their own families in these terrible conditions without hope.

The majority of refugees in the camps are from the Karen tribes who have fled armed conflicts and/or horrendous human rights abuse and persecution by the Burmese military. There villages were burned to the ground, villagers were tortured, women raped and children orphaned and abused.

In 1995, after the DKBA attacks, the village-type settlements were merged into large sprawling camps that become increasingly dependent on outside aid as residents became more and more restricted on space and freedom of movement.

Refugees who break their rules of confinement are often detained, deported or even killed. The continued conflict has resulted in a large number of orphaned, displaced and/or abandoned children. These children are at high risk of being exploited by human traffickers, abused, homeless and malnourished. Hope Thailand is committed to providing hope to these children through a network of home environments led by Christian house parents and support by donations from people like you.

The Current Situation

Hope Thailand is supported by people in Thailand and North America who have a deep love of Christ, and reflect that love by supporting and serving the Hope Thailand children’s homes and medical ministries, while providing meals and other services to the people who call the Mao Sot garbage dump home.

Areas of need

Children’s Homes

Funding is urgently needed to support 17 of the 24 children at Peace Children’s Home. $140 per month provides a child with food, clothing and a school uniform.

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Refugee Care

Every month our team drives six hours to the city of Mae Sot, located at the Thai-Myanmar border. There they distribute food and basic medical supplies to displaced children and adults.

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The Hope Factory

The Hope Thailand team, led by Dean Wood, is busy exploring a variety of business opportunities. Some opportunities are micro businesses that would help offset costs at the children homes.

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Rebuilding Peace Children’s Home

This is our most urgent need. Thai social welfare has threatened to close down Peace Children’s Home if we do not immediately improve the current facility to meet their building and housing standards.

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A wall was installed around the Peace Children’s Home in 2015 to protect the children from abduction by drug lords and predators. Living Hope Alliance Church in Georgetown, Ontario took on the financing of this project as a special missions project.

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to the lives of these children. Thank you.

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