Sister Maria

Sister Maria

Sister Maria is, and always has been, the heartbeat of the Human Development Foundation. From our organization’s earliest days, she has kept our foundation focused on our primary mandate to help the very poorest of the poor.

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Education Sponsorships

Education Sponsorships

School is the only chance poor children get. We sponsor children from preschool to as far as they will go in higher education knowing that a good education is the solid basis for a good life.

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Fr Joe Maier - An honour beyond belief

Fr Joe Maier An honour beyond belief

Redemptorist priest, Joe Maier, has been present in the lives of the poor in Thailand and Laos since 1967, presence he describes as an "honour beyond belief". After studying the Thai language in Bangkok, Fr Joe, as he is affectionately k...

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Construction Camp Schools

Construction Camp Schools

Many of the workers on construction sites are migrant workers who travel from site to site with their children. We saw that these children were not in school, so we brought school to them.

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Southern School Projects

Southern School Projects

HDF Mercy Centre has been helping Thailand’s ethnic Mokans – known as sea gypsies - integrate into Thai society by educating their children since 2005.

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HDF Mercy Centre Homes

HDF Mercy Centre Homes

We have been sheltering, protecting and defending children in Bangkok’s slums since 1976. We are one of the first children’s rights advocates in Thailand and we continue to champion on their behalf.

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Anti-Trafficking and Legal Aid

Anti Trafficking and Legal Aid

We defend the defenseless and provide legal counsel to children at-risk of or who have suffered the tragedies of abuse, assault and/or trafficking.

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HIV/AIDS Programs

HIV AIDS Programs

Our Community Health Developing Centre is actively engaged in HIV/AIDS education, training and outreach programs and conducts a homecare program that currently has over 250 members.

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Community Services

Community Services

HDF Mercy Centre offers service to the community and surrounding areas and is involved in everything from building houses and maintaining the community sports facility to caring for the elderly.

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Through The Eyes Of Children

Through The Eyes Of Children

Five Bangkok slum children are saved from poverty, disease and abuse by art and the dedicated care of a maverick priest. Father Joe Maier moved to Klong Toey 45 years ago to help the poor and sick. He has guided thousands of children lik...

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Go to school

Go to school

If your daddy drinks whisky, go to school. If your mommy plays cards, go to school. If you don’t have enough to eat, go to school. If you don’t have shoes, go to school. And, if your grandmother says you don’t have to...

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The Mercy Centre, Bangkok

The Mercy Centre Bangkok

Father Joe, has been the driving force for the centre in Bangkok and his mission is to help educate the forgotten children of Bangkok, whoever they are, and however the end up there.

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For Father Joe

For Father Joe

A video made by the Children of Mercy, Marsha Pupko (Belarus) and Zsolt Szekeres (Hungary) for Father Joe, celebrating his birthday in 2011. Bangkok-Thailand

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The Mercy Centre, Bangkok

Father Joe, has been the driving force for the centre in Bangkok and his mission is to help educate the forgotten children of Bangkok, whoever they are, and however the end up there.

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