Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bangkoks Slum: Klong Toey

Klong Toei (also Klong Toey, คลองเตย) is a district in central Bangkok, bordered by the Chao Phraya River. The westbound of Sukhumvit belongs to it, but also a slum, where poor workers live, many working at the port. So Klong Toei has luxury shopping centers like Emporium as well as a cheap food market. The Duang Prateep Foundation and the Human Development Foundation of Father Joe are working for a better life in the slums.

Human Development Foundation
Mercy Centre

Duang Prateep Foundation

Read more about life in Klong Toei:

Water Warriors fight for saving Klong Hua Lamphong: Read Blog Asia Waterwire

The Squatters of Bangkok - an article in New Internationalist

A volonteer writes about her work as teacher in the Mercy Centre in Klong Toey: GivingLearningDancing

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