Borderless Friendship Foundation (Thailand)
Borderless Friendship Foundation (BFF) was formed by nine community based organizations working with 9 ethnic groups in remote areas of Northern Thailand. BFF is working with 350-400 communities that cross to Sub Mekong region countries. Communities include: Lahu, Hmong, Akha, Karen and Lisu.
We work with people in rural Thailand and our neighboring border countries.
BFF works in partnership with Borderless Friendship Western Australia. Borderless Friendship Foundation was registered on July 27, 2009 in Chiang Mai, Thailand and BFWA was incorporated in November 2010. Both groups are not-for-profit organisations run by volunteers.
For a society in which all people, especially children, youth, women and vulnerable people, have human rights and access to resources leading to quality lives.
Our mission is enhance the lives of children, youth, women and vulnerable people and to strengthen culture, family involvement and community engagement.
- Promote and educate communities about basic human rights to ensure equitable access to resources from government and private organizations.
- Strengthen families and communities, through self-help groups, to share knowledge and promote unity in their communities.
- Engage community members in educating their children and youth; saving for their future; livelihood development; caring for the environment; and cultural preservation.
To promote sustainable community development by focusing on agriculture, and the establishment of saving groups and cooperatives.
To promote moral and ethical related activities for families and local communities.
To promote education and human rights for local people regardless of age, race, gender or geographical areas.
To promote local wisdom about preserving the environment and natural resources.
To engage local farmers in passing on knowledge and resources to other vulnerable people.
To partner with national and international organizations.