Hands (Health and Nutritional Development Services)

Hands (Health and Nutritional Development Services)

Charity information

Hands (Health and Nutritional Development Services)

Hands works with displaced peoples from Burma, who cross into Thailand seeking safety. We also work to combat the trafficking of children from the Akha, Lahu and Shan hill tribes of northern Thailand.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    Hands is dedicated to caring for those without hope and speaking for those without voice. We want to see people’s lives changed, regardless of their cultural, ethnic or religious background. We are committed to providing protection for people who are exploited, vulnerable to abuse, fleeing oppression, or suffering persecution; struggling without even the most basic of human rights.

    Our mission is to serve the deprived and marginalized communities of South East Asia, particularly those living in the hilltribe areas of northern Thailand. We work with displaced peoples from Burma, who cross into Thailand seeking safety. We also work to combat the trafficking of children from the Akha, Lahu and Shan hill tribes of northern Thailand, who live in some of the most deprived and difficult regions of South East Asia.

    Our main activities focus on creating secure environments for children at risk of exploitation, providing employment and training opportunities for refugees and displaced persons and organising relief aid to victims of conflict, emergency situations and natural disasters.

    hands is a uk registered charity no. 1050848

  • Aims

    Hands (Health and Nutritional Development Services) aims to:

    • We support rural schools with renovation projects and the provision of equipment and transportation for students. We also run a sponsorship programme, which allows children access to education.
    • Our community development projects typically include the provision of clean water supplies, food production and housing. We also encourage and support the development of new skills and initiatives.
    • We have been actively involved in the prevention of child trafficking and the rescue of children for over 10 years. Children are rescued and cared for at one of our hostels.
    • We also provide emergency relief to people displaced by conflict inside Burma, who come to Thailand seeking refuge.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1050848

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 14

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 01684 569281

    Address: 78 Church Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 1NH

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