STEP for NightLight Children in Thailand
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.
- $50 buys a school uniform.
- $100 pays for one semester of middle school.
- $250 pays for two semesters of high school.
- $500 pays tuition for eight elementary school students.
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.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with missionaries Annie and Jeff Dieselberg and their partners in Thailand that many will gain freedom through education.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write STEP/Thailand/NightLight on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
In the picture above...
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.