Location and general information
Tens of thousands of migrant children live in construction site camps throughout Thailand. The Baan Dek Foundation (BDF) supports over 1,650 of these children each year. The children live in slum-like conditions and face difficulties accessing healthcare and education systems. In addition, they have few opportunities to engage socially and connect with their peers, and the restrictions required in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic have left them even more isolated.
The Football4Good (F4G) project supports children and teenagers living in construction site camps, reaching 600+ children per year through sport sand youth empowerment activities to provide positive social opportunities and physical and mental benefits, promote gender equality, and facilitate integration by teaching youngsters life skills, respect and sporting values.
- Access to sport: F4G provides football sessions and matches, sports equipment and improvements to community.
- Youth empowerment: Young people are trained as youth peer educators (YPEs), so that they can run football sessions and act as role.
- Social and life skills: F4G presents an inclusive avenue for children to play an active role in community life and teaches them life.
- Gender equality: F4G promotes gender equality in sport by eliminating barriers and preventing.
- 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.
- 8 youth leadership training / refresher sessions for YPEs.
- Monthly YPE follow-up meetings with BDF staff.
- YPEs attend a professional football match with BDF staff.
- Improvements to community sports spaces.
- Sports equipment donated to communities.
- 120 F4G sessions delivered.
- 500 children encouraged to play football.
- 200 girls encouraged to play football.
- 5 communities where sports facilities will be improved.
- 300 people benefiting from improved facilities.
- 40 YPEs receiving training/refresher courses.
- 25 YPE follow-up meetings.
- 4 inter-community matches.