21 July 2014

Children of a lost generation

Children and grandparents at a village in Khon Kaen Province. In Thailand, more than 3 million children do not live with their parents due to internal migration. © UNICEF-Thailand/2014/Aphiluck Paungkaew

Story by Nattha Keenapan/ Photos by Aphiluck Puangkaew 

 (The story is published in the Nation newspaper on July 19, 2014)

KHON KAEN, Thailand,  July 2014 – Every  night, Seng Codechum, 53, gets up several times in order to prepare infant formula for her seven-month old grandson. In the bedroom she shares with her 63-year-old husband and four-year-old grandson, the baby’s crying awakens the two elders, who take turns feeding him. It has been quite some time since their sons and daughters in law left home in Khon Kaen’s Baan Nong-Or village to find work in the big cities, leaving the young children in their care. 

11 July 2014

"Healthy Communities" for children with intellectual disabilties

Video by Jingjai N.

A video on Healthy Communities Project which provides health screening for children with intellectual disabilities in Thailand. The project, organized by Special Olympics Thailand, with support from UNICEF is aimed at collecting information and document data that will influence the development of long-term public healthcare services for people with intellectual disabilities in Thailand.

10 July 2014

Flying High for Kids: Balloon for children with intellectual disabilties

© UNICEF Thailand/2014/Sukhum Preechapanich
© UNICEF Thailand/2014/Sukhum Preechapanich

Photos by Sukhum Preechapanich

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, July 10, 2014 - Andrew Parker, a balloon pilot shows hot balloon for children with disabilities in Chiang Mai today. Parker, the founder of Flying High for Kids, will go to 100 countries in next 4 years to help UNICEF promote children’s rights. He shares postcards collected from children around the world so the children can learn and accept different cultures.