24 May 2011

The Road Home: A Burmese boy trafficked into Thailand



By Heamakarn Sricharatchanya/Video by Nattha Keenapan

(The story was published in the Bangkok Post on May 24, 2011)

BANGKOK - Fahan (not his real name) smiles as he jokes around with his friends at the Pak Kred Reception Home for Boys, which has served as his temporary home since March 2010. But those smiles due little to hide the deep sadness in the eyes of this nine-year-old Burmese boy, a sadness that perhaps stems from the abuse he suffered before coming to Pak Kred.

06 May 2011

UNICEF Ambassador Anand Panyarachun visits children in conflict with the law



SONGKHLA, Thailand - UNICEF Ambassador Anand Panyarachun visits children in conflict with the law at Songkhla Juvenile Training Centre in southern province of Songkhla during 15-16 February 2011. He met with more than 400 juvenile offenders from the southern provinces, talked with them about their lives and their past mistakes, and listen to their dreams about what they plan on doing when they are released.

03 May 2011

How would you like life to be for children in 2027?


Children participate in the "Vision" exercise which gather options of some 60,000 people across the country on what they want the future to hold for children in Thailand in 2027. © UNICEF Thailand/2011/Napat Phisanbut
 Story by Heamakarn Sricharatchanya

(The story was published in the Bangkok Post on May 15, 2011)

BANGKOK - How would you like life to be for children in 2027? When this question was posed to a group of young people at a forum 6 months ago, some  initially appeared perplexed. Sixteen years is a long time.