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Sustainable support for children in need.

For more then 15 years the Thai Child Development Foundation (TCDF) has made a sustainable impact on the lives of hundreds of children in need by making specialized medical care and education available for those who fall outside the system.

At TCDF we THINK GLOBAL BUT ACT LOCAL: we implement international knowledge and networks and combine this with the local know how, our local teams traditional knowledge and no nonsense attitudes! Our grassroots organisation’s educational systems and sustianable living methods have self proven its value over the last 15 years and made TCDF well imbedded and respected in the local community. TCDF’s simple but effective methods attracts both Thai and international visitors to the TCDF forest school all year round. The foundations forest school and visitor center are well hidden in the mountains of Phato, Chumporn, Thailand jet easy to reach. We hope to welcome you soon!

What makes TCDF special?

TCDF: Sustainibility
TCDF: Effective
TCDF: honest

TCDF supports underpriviledged children as long as -but never longer then!-needed. Without taking the children out of their homes.

TCDF makes sure that customized medical care and education is also available to underprivileged children and children with disabilities or learning disorders who fall outside the locally available medical & educational systems. These children are supported in the two project branches: Health Care & Education.  TCDF combines local know how with international knowledge of educational methods. TCDF chooses local sustainability and does not hire outside specialist to work directly with the children but rather for them to train a team of dedicated local woman. For 15 years our steady local team has been providing customized care for each child in close cooperation with their parents or other daily life care givers, the teachers and local healthcare providers. Our aim is to support the children in their own communitys towards self reliance  and strenght so they eventually don’t need our support any more!

Meet a few of our children- who enjoyed posing for an official photoshoot by our volunteer- and who’s caretakers gave permission to share these portrets with you!

Act local, think global! CSR, teambuilding & volunteering.

The care for the children in need has only been possible thanks to the support of our ever growing network of individuals and company’s with awareness from all over the world! Our CSR partners, joint venture partners, sisterschools, ambassadors and friends who sponsor TCDF or shared their skills! 

Volunteering at TCDF

Helping from home : volunteering right from your own home/ office by sharing a skill such as marketing, translations, accounting, grafic design, writing….. We value your time so please email us to together create your own customized action plan!

Voluntourism: Hands on helping the team on the TCDF Academy farm, food forest and Community Creative Learning Center. Please note that at TCDF volunteers do not work directly with special need children. Also we cannot use donations to pay for volunteer food and board so volunteers are asked to cover this themselves during their stay.

Holiday for charity 

If you are looking for an inspiring and undercrowded travel destination chosen with awareness then look no further! Eco-logic, resort for charity is a family-friendly nature & yoga retreat especially set up to support the foundation in a sustainable way.100% of the profit of a stay at the resort is donated towards the foundation!

Do good, receive good.

A donation -in time or money, no matter how big or small! – can work long after it was given. But only if the donation is used in a sustainable way! There are many ways you can support TCDF, expand your impact and make it a win-win situation! Choose what suits you best and please do contact us if you want to know more, we love to hear from you!


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