Yaowawit is home to 120 children ranging from 3 to 18 years old. Orphaned, neglected, abused, abandoned or trafficked; our children often arrive with health and developmental problems. They were deprived of the nurturing family environment that teaches children about communication, social skills and personal hygiene. They did not receive a balanced diet or proper medical care leading to many becoming malnourished. Some have even suffered permanent physical disabilities due to improper infantile care.
Here at Yaowawit, we have created a sanctuary for our children to learn, grow and thrive in. Not only do we provide them with a high-quality education, a balanced diet and medical care, we provide them with a home. Under our care, the children learn how to play, make friends and have fun. We teach our children about social and personal skills including team work, empathy, self-discipline, personal responsibility and self-confidence. The children love and care for each other as though we were one big family.
At Yaowawit, we empower our children. We believe in the potential of each child to break free of their pasts and reach their goals. Each child broken free of poverty now will influence their own families and communities in the future, improving the lives of everyone.