Daniel Nyan
Global Child Advocates
Asia Director
"Advocating and working on family-based care is hard but it does work. It is not about what is best for organization, but it's all about doing the best for children and families."
Daniel Nyan

Background Information

B-Tech in Yangon Technological University

  • Community Development in Wide Horizon Programme, Mae Sot, Thailand.
  • Worked as a teacher at one of the government's technical institutes in Myanmar.
  • Worked as an A-E at Sakura construction company in Myanmar.
  • From 2010 to 2013 I worked directly with children and families for child protection, family reunification, and prevention family separation alongs Thai-Myanmar border.
  • I have also been involved in networking with different organisations for child protection works.

Membership & Associations

Member of Child Protection Network Mae Sot, Thailand, ACT(Alternative Care Thailand)

Our Interview With Practitioner

How you develop your skills as a practitioner?

We are always willing to learn from other and practice our knowledge into real works.We get trained by experts and we train others too.

What are the most important things you’ve learned from this work?

It is important to gain trust from the clients, targeted groups, communities we work with and our partner organizations. Awareness raising and building capacity for families, communities and organizations are important as people can only do their best based on what they know and what capacities they have. Advocating and working on family-based care is hard but it does work. It is not about what is best for organization, but it's all about doing the best for children and families.

What are the two most helpful resources or tools in your work?

Case management system, different assessment tools like life line, family tree, eco map etc, and OSCaR case management and record keeping system. And any relevant tools from networking organizations.

Why you do this work?

We believe that the very best and safe place for a child is in a safe family. It is so crucial for the voice of children to be heard, what they really want is a family who will protect and love them. We believe that our local and international network organisations will recognize family based care model is the most needed and we will be able to work alongside them

What are the best approaches for supporting families?

Building relationship/trust with the targeted families. Believing in families that they can do it. It is all about capacity building, and empowerment of families even though it might need to start with relief work. Families counseling, Trauma relief counseling, parental education, quality time through home visit, and concrete support as needed.

Where They Operate

Key Areas of Work

Care Leavers
Child Protection
Child Sexual Abuse/Exploitation
Child Trafficking
Community/Social Services
Early Childhood Development
Family Reintegration/Reunification
Family Strengthening/Family Preservation
Family-Based Alternative Care
Preparing for Leaving Alternative Care
Prevention of Family Separation/Institutionalization
Street-Connected Children
Supporting Organizations to Transition to Family-Based Care
Temporary Shelters/Short-Term Residential Care

Languages Spoken


Practitioner Resources

Better Care Network in partnership with Kinnected

These video case studies were developed as a part of the Transitioning Models of Care As

Rebecca Nhep and Hannah Won - Better Care Network & Kinnected, an intitiative of ACC International Relief, with support from Changing the Way We Care

Esta herramienta tiene como objetivo ayudar a los profesionales a lograr los siguientes objetivos al brindar apoyo técnico a las instituciones en transición: