Baan Chivit Mai Foundation
Baan Chivit Mai - “home for a new life”
Baan Chivit Mai means “home for a new life”. It is an independent, local aid organization in Thailand through which hundreds of children and youths have been rescued from a life in the sex industry and drug trade.
The organization was started in Bangkok 1989 and since the beginning of 1993 it’s seated in Chiang Rai in the far North of Thailand. Through Baan Chivit Mai children in high risk situations are given a home and the opportunity to get education.
The overall responsibility rests on a local foundation, the BaanChivitMai Foundation. BaanChivitMai is registered in Chiang Rai and has a board consisting of both Scandinavians and locals.
The work ethics and values of BaanChivitMai are based upon the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and on Christian values. The corner stone of the organization is to restore human dignity for children and other exposed people groups.
Located in central Chiang Rai you’ll find this cafe with Scandinavian touch. Here you can enjoy all kinds of Scandinavian pastries as well as Thai food at its best. The bakery also serves as an information center for BCM's operations/activity/. All surplus go directly to our different homes.
We believe education is the best path out of poverty. Therefore it is very important to us that the children who come to us have the opportunity to receive an education and go after the dreams they have for their future.
All our children go to primary school at the schools located in the neighborhood. After primary school most of our kids go to high school. If they want to study further, there are opportunities for vocational schools or universities.