Migrant children from Burma, living in Thailand, are particularly vulnerable to protection risks such as abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The IMPACT project is addressing these vulnerabilities by establishing a comprehensive child protection system that both prevents and responds to child abuse, exploitation and neglect. World Education Thailand is part of a network of organizations working to implement the IMPACT project, including the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Committee for Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (CPPCR), and Social Action for Women (SAW).
World Education Thailand works to both prevent and respond to risks to children under IMPACT. Through building awareness and educating communities about threats to child protection, World Education creates safer communities for youth. World Education Thailand also supports CPPCR in establishing a child protection network and developing a referral and case management system in which all relevant actors work together to provide a solid, timely and quality response for children according to best practice standards. World Education Thailand is also advising CPPCR on how to develop their organizational capacity, and provides technical and institutional support.
Migrant children are especially at risk to exploitation, drugs, sex trafficking, disease and health hazards faced by street children