HOW WE SERVE IN THAILAND
Education & Training
Samoeng Girls Home
Rev. Wanchai Supawas and his wife Pensi began the Samoeng Church in Chiang Mai in 1984. Allan and Harle Eliason visited in 1986, Global Outreach's first year of operations, and learned of their plans to build a home for girls. In addition to children whose parents have died, many children in Thailand are effectively orphaned by their parents' drug and alcohol addictions and must leave their homes. Girls are especially vulnerable and easily find themselves trafficked or suffering from their own addictions. Global Outreach sent funds to support the construction of the Samoeng Girls Home, which has been operating for more than twenty-five years.
Orphaned girls are vulnerable and easily find themselves trafficked or suffering from their own addictions.
When Bill and Renee Reed visited in 2012, they discovered that twenty-eight of the forty beds were empty. Although there is great demand to live at Samoeng Girls Home, there is only enough funding to house twelve girls presently. Monthly support of 2000 Bhat, around $65, is required to fill each of these empty beds.
Demand for Samoeng Girls Home is high but the home is only currently funded for 12 girls. Monthly support around $65, is required to fill each empty bed.
Global Vision Community
The Global Vision Community was founded by David and Abigail Choi outside of Chiang Mai. They will soon be opening an orphanage to accompany the school they have operated for several years.