Orphaned and IllegalBy Samih Güven for AGAPE Orphanage, Boarding House and Learning Center.
AGAPE Orphanage, Boarding House and Learning Center is a community based non-profit organization. The mission of AGAPE is to provide a home and education to orphans, abandoned refugee Burmese/Karen children as well as homeless children and children of poor refugee families. Apart from the emergency needs of these children, the main issue is that most of them are illegal and they don’t have any citizenship and therefore can’t be adopte
The aim of this project is to provide to AGAPE a photo reportage for fund raising and to raise awareness concerning the dramatic situation of refugee Burmese/Karen children in this remote region of Thailand. By showing the situation through a photo essay based on a long term documentary approach, my goal is to show that despite the critical human situation in the region and the lack of international support, AGAPE is one of the most efficient and seriously managed child care community based organization that operates in the region and considered by most of the local actors as a model for its efficiency and transparency.