Story by Vicky Juat
BANGKOK, 28 June 2016 – In August 2013, I received a strange phone call from a person very concerned about a boy hanging around the Victory Monument Bridge, one of the busiest commuter spots in central Bangkok. This concerned person travels the same way to and from work every day, and every day he sees the same boy aimlessly hanging around the area. Worried about this boy’s safety, the concerned person called UNICEF, hoping that UNICEF could do something for the boy. I immediately called one of UNICEF’s partners, Friends-International Peuan Peuan, knowing that this NGO works in the area and hoping that they might have some contact with the boy. The Peuan Peuan Rescue team of Friends-International was immediately dispatched to look out for the boy.