Changing lives, one at a time.

Although Thailand is developing at a rapid pace and is a country where medical care and education are basically well organized, rural areas have little or no facilities for those in need of special care, education or socio-economic support. These children are helped by our foundation. These are all kinds of different children. Children of all ages and children with different challenges from learning disabilities to Down syndrome to autism, to physical limitations, but also children growing up in extreme poverty or with social problems. Every child has his or her own challenges and every child is special and smart in his or her own way. At TCDF very child counts.

Children in need of care receive customized care at TCDF. As long as – but never longer than! – is necessary. The foundation currently supports about 100 boys and girls on a permanent basis.

Healthcare &

emotional development

Education &

self development

Social support &

community outreach

TCDF facilitates collaboration between parents, carers and teachers.

TCDF supports individual children in their development towards greater self-reliance and quality of life. We do this in collaboration with local schools, medical institutions, local government agencies and village chiefs and most importantly, the daily carers. Children often end up at TCDF because the parents / carers and also teachers simply cannot cope anymore and dangerous situations arise. In some of these children, the parents / supervisors notice a big difference in the contact of their child after a few weeks. Very simple solutions such as communicating differently, a clearly defined day program with pictograms, more physical movement and especially clear rules and fun and freedom within those rules can already make a world of difference!

The teachers in the public schools are our eyes and ears!

TCDF works with schools nationwide and with 19 local schools in the Phato area. The teachers of these schools can approach TCDF when they know a child who really needs extra help. Depending on the personal situation, this can be a scholarship, specialist research into learning disabilities, research into the safety situation at home, etc. This differs per child and can also be adjusted per period based on the family situation. All children within the Study Grant project have a permanent mentor from the foundation. This mentor visits the children, talks to the teacher, keeps an eye on grades but also general well-being, and guides the parents.

The teachers in the public schools are our eyes and ears!

TCDF works with schools nationwide and with 19 local schools in the Phato area. The teachers of these schools can approach TCDF when they know a child who really needs extra help. Depending on the personal situation, this can be a scholarship, specialist research into learning disabilities, research into the safety situation at home, etc. This differs per child and can also be adjusted per period based on the family situation. All children within the Study Grant project have a permanent mentor from the foundation. This mentor visits the children, talks to the teacher, keeps an eye on grades but also general well-being, and guides the parents.

    Focus on family- parent participation

    Many of our children’s parents are uneducated and have never thought about education and communication. By organizing very specific practical one-day workshops for parent and child, enormous improvements can already be made in the very short term. Topics for the workshops can include:

    • child safety & EHBO
    • non violent communication
    • special need education
    • girls empowerment

    Medical care- a cooperation with specialists:

    TCDF ensures that children who fall outside the locally available care system can receive customized care. Examples are:

    • Medical care: for children in need: operations, medicines and specialist medical treatment in the big city.

    • Nutrition program: Milk for newborn babies separated from their mothers and special food for children with nutrition problems.

    • Physiotherapy: for disabled children: Medical massage therapy and adapted exercise equipment for home use.

    • Emergency fund: in case of threatening situations: Eg. in case of flooding, severe storm or local accidents.

    Let’s meet a few kids at TCDF’s special school !

    Due to our child safety policy, we only post photos and videos of a limited number of children whose parents / carers have given permission to do so. And of course only the children who were able to indicate that they wanted to be in the photo and film!

    Some portrets-with thanks to our “Artist in Residence”!

    Due to our child safety policy, we only post photos and videos of a limited number of children whose parents / carers have given permission to do so. And of course only the children who were able to indicate that they wanted to be in the photo and film!

    Foster parenting

    You can help one of our children by sponsoring him / her financially. Financially “adopting” can be a wonderful way to contribute. In particular for a family with children who can come into contact with another child in a different situation. As a foster parent / family you will receive regular personal updates about your child’s development. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our children, you can contact us to discuss which child best fits within your family and of course also within your annual budget that you want to make available for this. The care we provide for a child costs on average between € 1000-2000 per child per year. Depending on the individual need, children can receive help within this amount with education and care or a combination. For this form of sponsorship it is important that you have the intention to support your child for several years.

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