Thailand is a country of 68 million people and more than 2 million of those people are classified as orphaned or abandoned. Ban San Rak is an intentional effort to make as a bit of an impact as possible in such a hard fact to swallow. Established in 2006, Ban San Rak is intended to be a place of safety and refuge of children that need it. While there are many ways to provide institutional care, all of which are practiced in Thailand, it was clear from the beginning that Family was what Ban San Rak was intended to be. Each Ban San Rak home is small (no more than 8 children to 2 full time staff). We have always, and intend keep a low child to caregiver ratio. Each home is designed to be just that, a home. The staff members are, highly qualified, highly trained and have committed to long terms at the home. Each child comes from unique and difficult circumstances and requires 1 on 1 attention and therapy and in a small, long term environment this is possible.
We believe that regardless of the background of each child, or where society might put them on the social scale, each child is special, valuable, and most importantly, is loved by God. It is our sole purpose to convey that Love to these children every day and help them realize that God has a plan for their lives.