There are more than 10,000 children living on the streets in Thailand. Through the on-going efforts of volunteers from the Railway Police Force, the homeless youth of Bangkok are being sheltered, educated and cared for in renovated railway train cars. As teachers, mentors, and often surrogate families to the children, the police officers are hoping to transform these "hopeless" street kids into determined youths with opportunities.
In cooperation with UNICEF, monks in Northern Thailand are implementing sustainable, low-cost, community-based programs that help local people whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS.
The spectacular marine habitat of Chao Lao Bay on the Eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand has suffered decline because of over-fishing, over-development, and pollution. But with the help of a small grant from UNDP, local small-scale fishermen have started to rehabilitate the Bay, using local knowledge and technology.
Pig waste stinks, but it can also be a valuable source of renewable energy. We visit a farm in Thailand that is turning unwanted muck into biofuel.