Welcome to Skills 4 Life
One Life, One Chance
Skills 4 Life aims to fill the academic and social void that orphaned teenagers often face due to a lack of education and family support, thus breaking the cycle of vulnerability and exploitation.
We are a result-driven NGO empowering orphaned youth for an independent future. Established in 2014, we focus on providing vocational training and job opportunities for underprivileged, orphaned Hill Tribe youth from around Chiang Mai, Thailand. Orphaned teenagers face a desperate reality. Once the youth complete Grade 9 (M3), the orphanages relinquish their responsibility and release the teenagers from their care. The Hill Tribe orphans face the terrifying reality of suddenly being disenfranchised and left to fend for themselves. They don’t have any family or institutional support system to turn to for help, and neither do they have a place to call home.
We provide a solid foundation that gives orphaned teenagers the life skills they need to confidently lead self-sufficient lives and become contributing members of society.