Saichol Network establishes committee for child protection

Friday, 30 August 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By  Warunya Thongrod

A Chonburi-based children’s charity is working with local and international groups to help protect Thai teens from HIV and unwanted pregnancies.

The Saichol Network, led by Watcharee Wisithkas, met Aug. 23 at Pattaya City Hall to establish a committee for its Child Life Development in Communities project, which is cosponsored by the Chonburi Social Welfare and Stability Department and funded in part by The Global Network.

Watcharee Wisithkas (left), head of the Saichol Network, and his committee meets with local and international groups to help protect Thai teens from HIV and unwanted pregnancies.Watcharee Wisithkas (left), head of the Saichol Network, and his committee meets with local and international groups to help protect Thai teens from HIV and unwanted pregnancies.

Nine attendees heard updates on the status of children in Pattaya, established a committee to help develop an efficient security system for at-risk youths and elected Charin Puangsakulsukh as chairman of the committee. Charin is the community and social development official at Pattaya City Hall’s Social Development Office.

The committee plans to organize various activities to remind children of their value, and protect themselves from HIV and unwanted pregnancies. The majority of the activities bring children together to build relationships, including providing opportunities for youths to participate in creative activities.

Saichol’s efforts are being support by the Pattaya Social Development Office, public health volunteers, Pattaya School No. 11, and others.

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