The director of the centre for human trafficking in Children and Abused Children Mr Pisorn Noja yesterday had spoken to Thai media to talk about how much the COVID-19 virus has impacted the centre in a negative way and how much the support has gone down since the virus hit.
Because the policies that have been laid down by the Thai government at this time, people who are travelling and wish to donate and support the centre can no longer come into the centre to see the work they do, so this has a really negative impact and they have seen significantly fewer donations and support.
Mr Noja went on to say that due to fear of the virus, infection and spread of the virus that all the children are stuck inside and no longer allowed to go outside and do activities that had been planned for them, this includes various classes and training to help with there self-development.
Mr Noja has said that the children are now growing vegetables and learning how to farm.
He has also said that any donations, i.e rice, dry food and second-hand clothes and money can all be donated in person at the Baan Kruja centre which is located at Village Number 7 in the Nong Prue Subdistrict, Banglamung, Chonburi province.
Although visitors can not enter the centre and interact with the children, the staff can collect on behalf of the children.
Mr Noja went on the explain that there are 42 children with over half that have come from abusive homes and simular bad situations.
The centre does have funds for the remaining term, however, they are very concerned for the future as the donations have seen a sharp drop since the start of COVID-19
The charity still has regular donations and support from various individuals and groups, however, due to the crisis and lack of as much support, as usual, is ensuring that the community as a whole knows who they are and remembers all those who need help during the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis.
The centre was originally founded in 2008 and has been helping abused and trafficked children for thirteen years in total
As everyone has seen, there are so many food banks and food giveaways in the streets, I think many people have forgotten that there are others that need help and are not able to come and ask. So please if you do want to donate something or help someone, please give the children a thought and try to help them.
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