Compasio began its work in Thailand, in a small town bordering Myanmar. We started out by sitting down with vulnerable women and children to listen to their stories. Getting to know the families that made up our local communities became the foundation for everything we did.
...the best interest of children
For over 11 years, our team of Thai and Burmese nationals worked tirelessly to strengthen families torn apart by domestic violence, poverty and substance abuse. Our commitment to the best interest of children -- and to always doing better -- led us to innovative methods. We arranged family-based alternative care for children who had no safe place to call home, and our emergency shelter became a government-decreed provincial model for victims of violence and trafficking. We set up a preschool for struggling families, a vocational program for local teens and reintegrated children from our children's homes, into family-based care. In short, we did all that we could to empower our community to make healthy choices.
We began to ask ourselves is "How many more children could be reached by empowering grassroots efforts all over the world?" This led to significant changes and by late 2018 our original Thailand based programs separated, rebranded to continue under new leadership. Compasio now is fully focussed on helping build the inspiring work of locally-led, child-advocacy partners around the world.