SEA NOMAD TEENS
We are helping the people.
Who call the sea their home.
THAILAND'S SEA NOMAD COMMUNITIES
The program started after the deadly Tsunami waves in 2005.
Challenges: Children and teens of the impoverished sea nomad communities in south Thailand, Khaolak, Phangnga province, lose out on education. The lack of interest in education is the addiction to social media. Some teens spend nights glued to their mobile phones, chatting or playing online games. Parents are powerless against this shift in social behavior.
Solution: The Avoda foundation applies the proven strategies from work with the Iu Mien community in 2012 in northern Thailand by establishing a child-sponsoring program that allows regular counseling and teen camp activities. As of 2022, up to 60 teens are participating in the program.