Thailand

Donate, with tax deduction, and help disabled children through the power of sport

"Sports has opened new doors for me" says Charnchai. © UNICEF Thailand/2013/Metee Thuentap

There are 600,000 children with intellectual disabilities in Thailand

These children are the most vulnerable and have the fewest opportunities in life. Most of them come from poor families, live in remote areas and often have limited access to health services. Children like Charnchai; “At first, I had a hard time walking. I walked and I fell. I kept falling. One day, a teacher asked me if I wanted to do some physical therapy and play sports. So I tried. I felt stronger and found that I am good at sports…it is the sports that has opened new doors for me,” says Charnchai. Charnchai Khemkaew, now 21, who has physical and intellectual disabilities, says that sports made him healthier and gave him opportunities in life. Charnchai is now an employee at a company manufacturing microelectronics parts. You can help children with intellectual disabilities by donating to UNICEF. We have joined hands with the Special Olympics Thailand to reach more children like Chartchai and help them achieve their full potential. When you donate to UNICEF, you not only help these children, you also benefit. Your donation to UNICEF is tax deductible. Actual amount of donations made to UNICEF are deducted up to 10 per cent of taxable income after all other allowances are deducted. UNICEF will send you the receipt for tax exemption within a week. For monthly donors, UNICEF will send you the receipt in January of every year. UNICEF is a charitable organization no.315 in the Ministry of Finance’s Office list.