REBUILDING SAW SAFE HOUSE
The SAW Safe House is home to 92 Burmese children. Thai Children’s Trust has supported its running costs since 2011. The three-bedroomed house is filled well beyond its capacity, raising real worries about the children’s safety. We intend to raise enough money to build new accommodation to provide cleaner, safer living, a decent quality of life, and separate living space for boys and girls so they have the privacy they need.
Let’s Make Room: SAW Safe House, Mae Sot – Thiri speaks- Thai Children’s Trust
92 children live in a run-down 3-bedroomed house. Space is limited and conditions are unbearably cramped. The children are packed into the bedrooms, desperately hot in the tropical climate, making a good night’s sleep almost impossible. Hygiene is difficult to maintain due to the sheer number of children living, sleeping and eating in such a confined space, sharing one small washroom.
In such overcrowded quarters diseases can spread quickly, privacy is non-existent, children and carers become stressed and unhappy.
The current house is located on a busy road, with neighbours on either side. The children cannot play outside as the neighbours complain about the noise and so children spend too much time indoors.
SAW have purchased a large piece of land, where we we will build two new houses; one for girls and one for boys. The new building will give children space and make living conditions more comfortable and hygienic.
KHIN, WHO LIVES AT SAW SAFE HOUSE, TELLS US WHY YOUR HELPS IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM.