ARK INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
We are an associate ministry with YWAM Thailand and Australian Mercy as well as a legally registered foundation under the auspices of the Social Welfare Department in Thailand.
Our focus is Children and Youth at Risk
“ I have been with Ark for 7 years. I have a dream to be a doctor. I never thought this would be possible but many years ago I met ARK staff and they have helped me to go to school. I am so happy and my heart is full. I am from a poor village and I want to help people that can’t get good medical care” *Nan (name changed)
“Nan is one of our stand out teens. She is ranking #5 in her school alongside hundreds of others. She is determined, intelligent, resilient, displays natural leadership abilities and has fought very hard to actualize her dreams. It is a privilege to walk life alongside her. Ark International is committed to transforming lives, one child at a time.” Nicole Fakaua, ARK International Foundation Director
(Nak Wing) is a small group that provides input to youth each week addressing critical issues of identity, self worth, sexuality, spiritual development and culturally relevant issues such as honour, protection etc.
The Educational Sponsorship Program
promotes the importance of education and its value in creating sustainable and long term options for youth, particularly targeting youth at risk.
Educational sponsorships and educational support are given through tuition and uniform assistance, tutoring, trade programs etc. and are individually catered to youth to help them succeed in their future.
Education is the gateway to sustainable change in a child’s life and therefore, ARK has a long term commitment to these initiatives.
The Saturday Children's Club
happens each week in one of our targeted communities with the assistance of one of our ministry partners and focuses on a fun, faith filled morning that is holistic in nature.
Education, Nutrition, Spiritual Development and Physical Development (with games, crafts etc.) happen each week around common themes.
Life Scholarship Program
is designed to financially support youth with food and additional living expenses as a result of unique and compelling difficulties evidenced in their lives.
This program works solely in conjunction with these youth that are passionate about improving their knowledge and experience through educational avenues.