International Ministries

STEP for NightLight Children in Thailand

This project seeks to raise $3,300 to provide tuition, school supplies and uniforms for 21 children of NightLight employees.

Goal: $3,300

About this Mission Project

NightLight is a ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, that offers employment and job training to Thai women as an alternative to prostitution. One of the main reasons women enter prostitution is to pay for school fees. They want their children to get an education and have a chance for a different future.

Funds from STEP (Student Tuition Expense Program) provide tuition scholarships, school supplies and uniforms. This aid helps keep kids in school, reducing the risk that they will enter the sex trade or engage in high risk behaviors that make them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

Mission Project Specifics

This project seeks to raise $3,300 to provide tuition, school supplies and uniforms for 21 children of NightLight employees.

The purpose of the project is to make it possible for these kids to stay in school through 12th grade. This project will be managed by Panompon Uttaisri, director of the NightLight Foundation, an IM partner.

It is anticipated that this project will prevent the women from returning to prostitution to pay for their children’s education. An education will lower the chances that the children will engage in high risk behaviors that make them vulnerable to exploitation.

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Benji (not shown above) is a darling and bright little girl. When she was old enough for school, her mother was pressured to send her to live with her grandparents. STEP funds have allowed Benji to stay with her mother and go to a good school near her mother’s work at NightLight. She attends worship with her mother at Song Sawang and was recently baptized at a church retreat.