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IMPACT - Improving Mechanisms for Partnership and Action for Children in Thailand

Dates: 2010-2013

Country: Thailand

Client(s): USAID

Services: Capacity Building, Technical Assistance

Expertise: Life Skills Training, Youth, Child Labor and Trafficking Prevention, Girls' and Women's Education

Migrant children from Burma living in Thailand, are particularly vulnerable to protection risks such as abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The IMPACT project addressed these vulnerabilities through a comprehensive child protection system that gives equal emphasis to both prevention of and response to child abuse, exploitation and neglect. World Education worked with a network of organizations to implement the IMPACT project, including the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Committee for Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (CPPCR), and Social Action for Women (SAW).

To prevent risks to children, World Education worked within communities to raise their awareness of threats to child protection. Then, as a response to child protection threats, World Education partnered with CPPCR to establish a child protection network and to develop a referral and case management system in which all relevant actors work together to provide a solid, timely and quality response for children according to best practice standards. With the goals of sustainability and local partner ownership, World Education also worked to develop the organizational capacity of CPPCR and to provide technical advice and institutional support.