HDF Mercy Centre A charitable foundation in Bangkok's largest slum that for +40 years has given education and community services to the poorest of the poor
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HDF’s co-founder and president is Father Joe Maier, C.Ss.R., a Catholic Priest in the Redemptorist Order, who came to Klong Toey in 1972 as the Parish Priest in the Slaughterhouse neighborhood. Father Maier joined with Sister Maria Chantavarodom in 1973 to start the Human Development Foundation for their poor neighbors of all religions. The community served is primarily Buddhist with a small minor

ity of Muslims and Christians. The HDF operates under the guiding principal of helping the poor help themselves, with a primary focus on children. Core programs include:

• Education of slum children: Sixteen slum kindergartens in Bangkok; one kindergarten for ethnic Moken children in Ranong Province; one special school for street children (Janusz Korczak School); and over 300 education sponsorships for the very poorest children of all ages.
• Child Protection: Homes and shelters for 70 children; a legal aid center and a citywide outreach program for street children.
• Combating AIDS: i) Sheltering children. Over 50 children are currently living with HIV/AIDS in our five Mercy homes). ii) Home-based care in over 60 slum communities. iii) a comprehensive education/outreach program throughout the city. iv)Capacity building: our home care social workers train other AIDS organizations in Thailand, Laos, and along the Burmese border.
• Community Services: Credit Unions, Micro-loans, Housing, Emergencies, and Outreach. Historically, all HDF programs grew out of a slum shack in Fr. Maier’s Klong Toey parish. This shack was turned into a kindergarten in 1973 for the education of the slaughterhouse children. Following the success of its first school, HDF opened dozens of additional kindergartens throughout the city’s slums. In recent years, HDF has handed over many of its longest-serving schools to the communities that now are capable of supervising the education of their own children. These communities have been able to grow stronger in large measure because they value the education of their children. Currently over 2,500 slum children attend HDF Mercy preschools. In total, over 40,000 poor children have graduated from HDF preschools and continued their education in formal government primary schools. In addition HDF sponsors the education of 50 children currently attending colleges and universities in Bangkok and abroad. In 1991, HDF started a shelter program for a dozen street children at its Mercy Center. All HDF child protection programs have expanded from the care of these original Mercy street children. Operating the only Legal Aid Centre dedicated solely to street children, HDF defends and protects homeless children daily at police stations, in courts, and on the streets. Following the tsunami of 2004, HDF began serving the poorest ethnic Mokan (sea gypsy) communities in the mid-southern provinces of Thailand. From 2005 to 2011, HDF sponsored the education of over 500 Mokan children in Phuket and Phang-nga Provinces. The foundation still works closely in the areas of health and education on one destitute island village in Ranong Province. For over 50 years, Mercy Centre has been a serene haven in the slums. Today it provides shelter for 180 children. It is home to the largest of HDF’s sixteen Mercy Kindergartens, the Janusz Korczak School for Street Children, and the administrative center of all HDF outreach programs. Neighbors in need drop in any time of day. Mercy’s doors are always open.

05/03/2024

Graduation Day

Celebrating a milestone moment! Our incredible kids at the Mercy Centre have graduated from high school this year. A hea...
23/02/2024

Celebrating a milestone moment! Our incredible kids at the Mercy Centre have graduated from high school this year. A heartfelt thank you to our generous donors for making education possible and empowering these young minds. Here's to a new chapter filled with endless possibilities!

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Mission: Care, educate, and empower Bangkok's poorest children for a prosperous future. 🌟 Founded in 1972, HDF Mercy Cen...
15/02/2024

Mission: Care, educate, and empower Bangkok's poorest children for a prosperous future. 🌟 Founded in 1972, HDF Mercy Centre embarked on a groundbreaking journey with the 'One-Baht-a-Day' preschool initiative.

Today, we provide education, housing, and healthcare support to over 1,000 pupils in Khlong Toei Slum. Together, we're shaping a brighter tomorrow!

🎉 ร่วมส่งความรักวันวาเลนไทน์นี้และต่อๆ ไป กับแคมเปญ 'วันละบาท'!  เริ่มตั้งแต่วันนี้วันที่ 14 กุมภาพันธ์ 2024 บริจาคเพียง...
15/02/2024

🎉 ร่วมส่งความรักวันวาเลนไทน์นี้และต่อๆ ไป กับแคมเปญ 'วันละบาท'! เริ่มตั้งแต่วันนี้วันที่ 14 กุมภาพันธ์ 2024 บริจาคเพียง 1 บาทต่อวัน เพื่อเสริมศักยภาพเด็กๆ ผ่านการศึกษาและการดูแล

✨ มาสร้างความแตกต่างไปด้วยกัน!
Photo Credit: Ian Taylor

How to participate?step by step with us1. Scan the QR code or go to the campaign page.https://www.mercycentre.org/new/on...
14/02/2024

How to participate?
step by step with us

1. Scan the QR code or go to the campaign page.
https://www.mercycentre.org/new/onebaht-a-day.php

2. On the page, you will find two options to participate in the campaign. Choose the one you prefer.

3. Enter your personal data and proceed.

4. If you decide to participate in the challenge, don't forget to print the stickers to put on your fundraising bottle and the poster.

Thank you!

🎉 Join us in spreading love this Valentine's Day and beyond with our 'One Baht a Day' campaign! Starting February  today...
14/02/2024

🎉 Join us in spreading love this Valentine's Day and beyond with our 'One Baht a Day' campaign! Starting February today 14th, 2024, contribute just 1 Baht a day (2 cent a day / 9 € a year) to empower children through education and care.📚.

✨ Let's make a difference together! 🚀 Use 🤝💕"to share your participation. 🌍💙🌟💚

TO DONATE ⬇️⬇️⬇️
https://www.mercycentre.org/new/onebaht-a-day.php

Meet Kao Fang: a symbol of resilience and hope. Her journey began with her mother's courageous decision to rescue her fr...
07/02/2024

Meet Kao Fang: a symbol of resilience and hope. Her journey began with her mother's courageous decision to rescue her from abuse, despite battling AIDS. At just five years old, Kao Fang found solace by a riverbank until she was brought to the Mercy Centre.

Despite carrying scars of abandonment and visible bruises, Kao Fang found love and protection in the Mercy Centre community. With support from teachers and newfound friends, she embarks on a new educational journey with determination and a sweet smile.

Fang's story inspires us all to believe in the power of love to overcome adversity. Join us in supporting her journey with the "One Baht a Day" campaign. Your daily contribution can provide children like Kao Fang with access to education, protection, and a brighter future. 🌟

✨ Exciting News! Join the "One Baht a Day" campaign by Mercy Centre 🌈💖 Starting Feb 14, 2024, contribute just 1 Baht a d...
01/02/2024

✨ Exciting News! Join the "One Baht a Day" campaign by Mercy Centre 🌈💖 Starting Feb 14, 2024, contribute just 1 Baht a day (25 cent ) to empower children through education and care.📚.

✨ Let's make a difference together! 🚀 Use to share your participation. 🌍💙

Open doors to a brighter future, one Baht at a time. 🌟💚 🤝💕

Happy Thai Children's Day! 👦👧On this special occasion, let's come together to celebrate the bright minds and beautiful h...
12/01/2024

Happy Thai Children's Day! 👦👧

On this special occasion, let's come together to celebrate the bright minds and beautiful hearts of our children. Let’s reflect on the importance of empowering these young minds. Education is not just about filling minds with knowledge but also about instilling values, compassion, and a sense of belonging. The Mercy Centre understands this deeply and works tirelessly to build a home where children can thrive emotionally, mentally, and physically.

"Feeding Minds, Nurturing Hearts: Building a Home for a Better Future at the Mercy Centre"

Let's make this Thai Children's Day a celebration of love, compassion, and the promise of a brighter future for every child.

Please share this post and let your friends and family know about the incredible work of the Mercy Centre.

www.mercycentre.org

Happy Thai Children's Day! 👦👧On this special occasion, let's come together to celebrate the bright minds and beautiful hearts of our children. Let’s reflec...

We would like to share with you – a heartwarming video that takes you on a journey into the safe and nurturing world we'...
04/01/2024

We would like to share with you – a heartwarming video that takes you on a journey into the safe and nurturing world we've created for the children at Mercy Centre.

🎉 Happy New Year to all our wonderful friends and supporters! 🎉On our first working day of 2024, the Mercy Centre team h...
03/01/2024

🎉 Happy New Year to all our wonderful friends and supporters! 🎉

On our first working day of 2024, the Mercy Centre team had the incredible opportunity to meet with our Founder, Father Joe. His words of wisdom and blessings have set the tone for a year filled with happiness, purpose, and unwavering belief in the positive impact we strive to create for the children, the future of Thailand.

Here's to a year of growth, compassion, and making a difference together!



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Sharing joy is the true gift of Christmas ✨
20/12/2023

Sharing joy is the true gift of Christmas ✨

Book our Mercy Centre’s musically and dance-talented children for your private parties and functions. 🎶💃Give your celebr...
17/12/2023

Book our Mercy Centre’s musically and dance-talented children for your private parties and functions. 🎶💃

Give your celebrations a unique touch while supporting these amazing kids. 🌟🎉

Book now to make your events special and impactful!

Contact us for details.

🎁 Gift a story of hope this Christmas with “The Open Gate of Mercy” for just THB 500 /  15 USD 🌟📚 Delight your loved one...
14/12/2023

🎁 Gift a story of hope this Christmas with “The Open Gate of Mercy” for just THB 500 / 15 USD 🌟

📚 Delight your loved ones and yourself, knowing that this gift keeps on giving, spreading hope and joy to those supported by the Mercy Centre.

💖 Embrace the spirit of the season. Join us in making a difference, one page at a time.

Order now ➡️ [email protected] or send us a DM for more details.

✨ Celebrating Don Ferguson, our real-life hero and founder of the Asia Pacific Taekwondo Academy🥋🌟🌾 From Saskatchewan to...
13/12/2023

✨ Celebrating Don Ferguson, our real-life hero and founder of the Asia Pacific Taekwondo Academy🥋🌟

🌾 From Saskatchewan to Bangkok, Don, a former action star, is a pillar for the Mercy Centre Kids, teaching them the power of dreams through Taekwondo. His dedication extends beyond martial arts, instilling values of resilience and hope.

🎄 Each Christmas, Don’s heart and spirit shine as he transforms the academy into a haven of joy and generosity, embodying the true essence of giving.

👏 Join us in honoring Don Ferguson, a man who brings the heroism of movies into real life, touching hearts and inspiring change for over 20 years ❤️

In the hearts of Mercy Centre’s children, ‘home’ means safety, love, and a future. But they need your help to keep this ...
12/12/2023

In the hearts of Mercy Centre’s children, ‘home’ means safety, love, and a future.

But they need your help to keep this home alive. 🏠❤️ Join us in bringing hope and support to these wonderful kids. Every donation makes a difference. 🌟

🎄 Today’s Advent Window: Constitution Day in Thailand 🇹🇭On this day of our Advent Calendar, we’re also celebrating Thail...
11/12/2023

🎄 Today’s Advent Window: Constitution Day in Thailand 🇹🇭

On this day of our Advent Calendar, we’re also celebrating Thailand’s Constitution Day. It’s a day that reminds us about the importance of rights and equality - principles we hold dear at the Mercy Centre.

As we mark this day, we’re reminded of our commitment to the kids and families we support, ensuring they have the opportunities and respect they deserve.

Happy Constitution Day! Your support helps us make a real difference every day.

🎄 A Friendship of Hope 🌟On this special day of our Advent journey, we dedicate our window to a friendship that has been ...
09/12/2023

🎄 A Friendship of Hope 🌟

On this special day of our Advent journey, we dedicate our window to a friendship that has been a beacon of hope and support for us - the incredible partnership with The Hope Fair. 🤝✨

For many years, has been an unwavering ally, providing substantial support that has been instrumental in bringing our projects to life. Their generosity has not just been about funds; it’s about a shared vision and a commitment to making a real difference.

Thank you ❤️ for being a part of Mercy story 🌸🌼

🌟 Today, December 8th, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a special day in the Catholic faith. 🙏 This ...
08/12/2023

🌟 Today, December 8th, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a special day in the Catholic faith.

🙏 This day reminds us of the importance of hope and pure faith. At Mercy Centre, we respect and celebrate all religious traditions, recognizing the value and beauty each faith brings to our lives…

… honoring the values of love and compassion we share. 💫

🇹🇭 On this special Father’s Day in Thailand, we honor a remarkable journey of compassion and dedication. Today, we celeb...
05/12/2023

🇹🇭 On this special Father’s Day in Thailand, we honor a remarkable journey of compassion and dedication. Today, we celebrate Father Joe, our founding father, alongside Sister Maria, at the heart of the Mercy Centre.

Happy Father’s Day, Father Joe! ✨

🌟 Save the Date! 🎈 Don’t miss the joy and excitement of Children’s Day at Mercy Centre! Join us for a day filled with la...
03/12/2023

🌟 Save the Date! 🎈 Don’t miss the joy and excitement of Children’s Day at Mercy Centre!

Join us for a day filled with laughter, fun activities, and unforgettable memories. Let’s celebrate the wonder of childhood together! 🧸🎉

Saturday January 13th, 2024 from 10.30 am 🤩

Welcome to our Advent Calendar 🎄🗓️*Join us this December as we share stories, joy, fun, tips, projects, presents, and sp...
01/12/2023

Welcome to our Advent Calendar 🎄🗓️
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Join us this December as we share stories, joy, fun, tips, projects, presents, and spirit of giving from Mercy Centre ✨

➡️ Please follow us on Instagram .mercycentre and share ❤️

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100/11 Kae-ha Klongtoey 4 , Klongtoey
Bangkok
10110

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02-671-5313

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