Mary’s Meals feeds serves nutritious meals to 631 children every school day in Thailand.Published on
Life in Thailand
Thailand is currently ranked 66 out of 191 countries and territories in the Human Development Index (HDI). Located in southeast Asia, Thailand is bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.
The population has soared over the last century, from 20 million in 1950 to over 70 million today. Its proximity to insecure borders has made Thailand home to numerous migrant groups, such as displaced families from Myanmar who are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity.
Mary’s Meals in Thailand
Mary’s Meals has been serving school meals in Thailand since 2008.
Working in partnership with the Living Water Foundation, we reach 631 children in four schools in Rangsit, Sattahip, Thau Rua and Samut Sakhon.
As refugees from Myanmar struggle to earn a living, sending their children to school is often not prioritised. Our programme is a social safety net for vulnerable migrant families from Myanmar living in Thailand, helping to protect their children from exploitation.
- When did we start working in Thailand?
We have been providing school meals in Thailand since 2008.
- How many children do we feed in Thailand?
We currently reach 631 children in four schools.
- What meal do we provide?
Our meals in Thailand typically consist of chicken or pork, with rice and vegetables.
- Where are we based/where do we operate?
Our meals are served in Rangsit, Sattahip, Thau Rua and Samut Sakhon.
- Capital City
The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok.
The current population of Thailand is 69.7 million.
The Thai Baht (THB).