Location and general information
Tens of thousands of migrant children live in construction site camps throughout Thailand. They live in slum-like conditions and face difficulties accessing healthcare and education. In addition, they have few opportunities to engage and connect with their peers, and the lockdown during the COVID‑19 pandemic has left them even more isolated. Baan Dek Foundation (BDF) supports over 2,000 of these children each year.
The Football4Good (F4G) project delivers sports education to children living in construction site camps, reaching 600+ children per year. Through access to sport and youth empowerment activities, the project provides positive social opportunities as well as physical and mental benefits. It also promotes gender equality and integration by teaching life skills, respect, and sportsmanship.
- Access to sport: F4G provides football sessions and matches, sports equipment, and improvements to community spaces.
- Youth empowerment: Young people are trained as Youth Peer Educators (YPEs), equipping them to lead football sessions and act as role models.
- Social and life skills: F4G provides an inclusive avenue for children to participate in community life and teaches them life skills.
- Gender equality: F4G promotes gender equality in sport by eliminating barriers and preventing discrimination.
- Monthly after-school football sessions in priority construction site camp communities.
- Weekly after-school football sessions in schools and a government institution.
- Quarterly inter-community football matches.
- Four-day youth leadership training for YPEs.
- Four-day refresher leadership training for YPEs.
- Monthly YPE meetings with BDF staff in the communities.
- YPEs attend a professional football match with BDF staff.
- Improvements to community sports spaces.
- Donations of sports equipment to communities.
- Number of F4G sessions delivered – 120+
- Number of F4G sessions in communities – 50
- Number of F4G sessions at schools – 70+
- Number of children attending F4G sessions/matches – 500+
- Number of girls attending F4G sessions – 200+
- Number of communities where sports facilities will be improved – 5
- Number of children benefiting from improved facilities – 300+
- Number of YPEs receiving training – 40+
- Number of YPE meetings in communities – 10+
- Number of inter-community matches – 4