For the 2019 ride from Hua Hin to Phuket (October 12 to 20),we will partner with three different charity organisations, which are united in their mission to help under-privileged children and young people. The charities are:
For Freedom International (https://forfreedominternational.com) aims to see the marginalized, vulnerable, and exploited set free from the injustice of oppression by combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation. FFI has begun their work in the province of Phuket, where they work to change conditions that allow exploitation to exist. FFI believes in a holistic approach so that their projects can give women and children the opportunity to be free from oppression before and after it occurs through prevention, intervention, and restoration programs. In partnership with the Royal Thai Police, the Thai Internet Crimes Against Children, the FBI, and the U.S. Homeland Security, FFI also runs the Child Advocacy Center Phuket, a safe and child-friendly place for young victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Founded in 1999 as a ministry of Project L.I.F.E. Foundation in Thailand and based in Pattaya, Tamar Center (https://www.tamarcenter.org/) is a part of Youth With A Mission Thailand (YWAM). There mission is helping those trapped and working in the sex industry to find a new life, education and new jobs by reaching out, building relationships, offering shelter and housing, offering vocational training, counseling and providing Bible teaching. Tamar Center also runs a dedicated program for the children of sex workers
Since 2002 it has been the the mission of the Asia Center Foundation (http://www.asiacenterfoundation.org) in Phuket, Thailand to help disadvantaged children and children-at-risk by providing care, training and education. Creating both educational and sports programs, ACF helps children to focus on their education and overall development. Despite the difficult and impoverished situations of the students, ACF aims to give them hope to believe in themselves for a brighter future.
In order to streamline the donations raised by the participants of the ride, the donations will be collected through the donation portal of FFI and distributed between the three charities.