San Jai, founded in 2004 by World Concern, is a nationwide network that assembles Christian organizations and church ministries in Thailand to advocate issues related to women and children affected by trafficking and other kinds of exploitation. San Jai is comprised of 53 participating member-organizations that reaches thousands of children on a regular basis.
What we do
The network’s main focus is to build a strong Christian network with members who support one another in working on child protection issues. In order to achieve its goals, the network meets regularly, every three months, in Chiang mai, Bangkok and Pattaya.
The network has planned and implemented many training sessions on child sexual abuse and trafficking prevention and is exploring other initiatives to address other women and children’s issues. Together, the member-organizations will explore more diversified type of trainings and technical assistances. The network leadership welcomes expertise and resources that will be offered and extended by individuals and/or organizations.
Another goal of the network is to strengthen its capacity-building service through training and through information and knowledge sharing.
San Jai is a network of Christians in Thailand using its combined strength to engage in training, exchange experiences, share resources, build awareness, advocate, so that God given honor and dignity of vulnerable children and women may be restored.
Our vision statement
"Connecting Christians to restore and empower vulnerable children and women in Thailand and the Greater Mekong Sub-Region”.
Our Core Values
Teamwork/Synergy: A community with a common purpose working collaboratively to achieve positive transformation.
Empowerment: Restoring/building self value, ownership, capacity and skills to expand the range of personal life choices for vulnerable women and children.
Integrity/Excellence: As both individuals and a network we are honest, model moral character and endeavor to achieve the highest quality of work.
Shared Knowledge: Mutual exchange of training, knowledge, expertise and resources.
Christian: We follow Christ and model Biblical values.
Justice: Using our combined influence to impact systems which oppress people.
Sanjai Steering Committee Members
Mark Estes Goson Boonyuang
Director, World Concern Church Partner Program Manager,
Compassion International Thailand
Adrienne Blomberg Jirapat "Yuki" Junnawat
Director, Siam Care Foundation Child Protection Program Coordinator,
Church of Christ in Thailand-CCT
Sopo Fakaua Gary Hays
ARK International/ Director, thinkSMALL Foundation Thailand