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Meet Khun Ten
Like many of Bangkok’s runaway children, Ten spends most of her days hanging around the city’s central train station, begging, scavenging for food and doing whatever she can to get by. Just six years old, Ten is an orphan and usually sleeps in a makeshift shelter in an alleyway in nearby Chinatown. With no suitable role model, her only support network is the older street children, many of whom are mixed up in crime or drugs or both. Bangkok’s runaway children and teenagers don’t trust adults, least of all the police, and are vulnerable to exploitation, sexual trafficking and other terrifying situations. Read more…
Welcome to The Hub
Since January 2011 The Hub has offered much needed support to children and teenagers in the centre of Bangkok. The youth club is a beautiful and inspiring, open-planned building in the Pomprab district. Ideally located, it is just 5 minutes walk from Hualampong Railway Station.
Childline Thailand and The Hub are looking to grow a network of socially conscious people who can assist children and teens in a variety of ways. Please visit the Get Involved page to find out how you can help.
The project has received strong financial commitment from Thai and Australian businesses and individuals to provide two key areas of support to the children and young people of Bangkok: