BDF's beneficiaries were disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and severly lacked access to basic needs and essential services like proper water satination and hygene (WASH )facilities and education.
Sunline Foundation has joined BDF's other partners and providers in bringing the much needed support to migrant workers and their families.
Community infrastructure support:
Enhancement of communities' access to clean water, hand washing stations and secure, gender segregated WASH infrastructure.
Establishment of community safe spaces for children and their parents, creating a dedicated area that contains useful information and is free of crime, substance abuse, and violence
Food and hygiene support: Increasing rate of job losses and soaring amounts of debt resulted in families having no means to support basic needs such as food, water and hygiene products.
BDF provided emergency food and hygiene set support for families who are facing the most difficult situations. Advisors supported them with tailored case management and finding new jobs.
Non-formal education (NFE) support:
During repeated lockdowns and school closures, children are especially vulnerable, having very limited access to mentally stimulating activities and a socially interactive environment.
Through BDF’s Child Development program, Social Advisors supported children through a range of NFE activities such as delivering educational sets and stationary and art supplies to stimulate and boost children’s cognitive development, helping children complete assignments and remote learning activities from school, and organizing art contests to promote self-expression and encourage positive social interactions and connections.
• 446 children benefited from improved living conditions
• 37 Peer Educators were trained
• 3,568 food and hygiene sets were delivered to beneficiaries in Chiang Mai out of which 800 sets were provided by Sunline Foundation
• 385 education sets were distributed, out of which 180 were provided by Sunline Foundation
• 95.00% of school-aged children (6-15 years) were registered for school.
• 52 Youth Peers were trained
Families who have temporarily lost income receive emergency food support and tailored training.