National Child and Youth Development Promotion Act B.E. 2550 (2007)
National Child and Youth Development Promotion Act B.E. 2550 (2007) is a national framework for the development of programmes and activities for children and youth of Thailand. In regard to the Act, the National Child and Youth Development Plan of B.E. 2555-2559 (2012-2016) was formulated with a main goal in order to ensure that, children and youth lead secured lives; have physically and mentally healthy; have ethic and morality and a sense of civic mind; be able to express themselves creatively; and be fundamentally happy.
The Fellowship Foundation for Child and Youth Development (FCYD) in accordance to the mentioned national framework has set Our Mission to develop and promote the right of the children to access basic services and quality of education and health for the children living with difficult circumstances in the Northeastern (Esaan) Region of Thailand. Being as a networking and private-registered organization, we will work closely with local responsible authorities namely Provincial Office of Social Development and Human Security, Social Welfare Departments of local administration offices; municipalities and sub-district offices including other child development institutes. This is to ensure a whole system and related-frameworks to be connected and followed up among each others. However, strategies and directions of child and youth development for particular group of the children would be established differently based on different factors, conditions and environments at either international, national or local levels. For instance, the United Nation General Assembly Special Session on Children (UNGASS) culminated in the adoption of an outcome document known as “A World Fit for Children”. Member states have obligations to develop national plans of action in pursuant to the goals and targets of the document, focusing on four main aspects; 1) quality of life 2) quality education 3) protection of children from abuse, exploitation and violence and 4) prevention of HIV/AIDS. Thailand’s National Plans of Action for a World Fit for Children (2007-2016) consist of 11 strategies and urgent measures. Please visit for more details of the plan.
Based on our matured experiences, we are keenly aware of how fundamental child and young people are to the resolution of societal development. With the guiding a principle of the National Child and Youth Development Plan of Thailand, we identify our core developments into 4 major areas, which we strongly believe this is fundamentally to cover child protection and promotion of basic education and health services, prior to other higher level development actions. The 4 major areas include.
Due to societal changes, parenting approaches, imbalanced economy and insufficient discretion to be selective of positive values, safety and security remains a problem for Thai children and youth. Dangers and risks come from different sources; internal within families and communities and external ones from inappropriate living environments for example entertainment places (pubs & bars nearby educational institutes). These are all concerned contexts to the child and youth-related problems. We are committed to networking with all partners in order to ensure cooperation of efficient work approaches and methodologies. With the good cooperative works, it’s strongly believed that Our Mission would be managed and received successful performances and be able to upgrade and enrich the development works to meet higher standards.