Key Areas of Focus: Family Strengthening, Household Economic Strengthening, Family-Based Care, Prevention of Family Separation
Background: Step Ahead's mission is to build the capacity of vulnerable families through strengthening programs integrating financial inclusion, community economic development, mentoring, coaching and training to improve outcomes for at-risk children
What They Do: Step Ahead stands with poor and at-risk families across Thailand- from Bangkok’s largest slum to Southern and Northeastern small rural villages. Delivering new economic opportunities and keeping families together through Integrated Community Development means being with at-risk families to help them discover their own best solutions through: Community Economic Development, Alternative Orphan Care, Child Development Centers, Mentoring, and Training.
Step Ahead's Keeping Families Together (KFT) program partners with Orphans Promise to see orphans and vulnerable children become part of a loving sustainable family, empowered and strengthened through their community. KFT mobilizes grass roots organizations and the community to support families through holistic development trainings, income generation assistance, educational opportunities, psychosocial support, health care, and spiritual transformation. At a fraction of the cost of supporting a child in an orphanage, Step Ahead is able to support at-risk families.
Step Ahead is a member of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Coalition for Thailand.
Where They Work: Thailand