Banrak (A Loving Village) Project
Whilst most registered charities focus on taking care of the
Village, we at the Wilai Foundation are taking a different approach, as we seek to
be the Village for Wilai and other stateless, orphan girls in Thailand and
To quote Pope Francis’ paraphrasing of Mother Teresa: "It's a drop in the ocean, but after
this drop the ocean will never be the same again."
We will strive towards our purposes using these
To be passionate about our purposes, our work, the people we meet and each
Sense of Hope
To provide all who come in contact with the Wilai Foundation with hope that there is a way
to ensure that everyone belongs somewhere.
Integrity Beyond Reproach
We will meet the highest ethical and professional standards in all our activities and we
hold ourselves accountable to our mission and to the community by:
honest and transparent in everything we undertake
accountable to each other, to our mission, to our values, to our donors, to our sponsors, to those we journey
with and the community.
We respect the needs, values and traditions of the diverse communities we interact with and
treat everyone with fairness and honesty, demonstrating that we believe in the intrinsic worth of each
individual. Furthermore, we will do our upmost to create a work environment that encourages each of us to reach
our potential and respects the involvement of everyone.
The Wilai Foundation Ltd.’s BANRAK (A Loving Village) Project principal purpose
the provision of
support to Wilai, a stateless, orphaned female residing in Thailand. Such support assisting Wilai to enjoy fully
her human rights, including the rights to an identity, education, health, an adequate standard of living, family
life and freedom of movement, as well as financial and emotional support until Wilai is of the age of
independence and enjoying quality of life.
As we work to achieve the main purpose of the Wilai
Project, we will endeavor to fulfill the objects of the Wilai Foundation:
1) Acting as an
advocate for Wilai and other stateless, orphan girls, who
unlike refugees and internally displaced people, generally do not benefit from the protection and assistance of
governments, aid agencies, and the UN, despite its mandate over stateless persons.
Foundation Ltd. is established to be a charity with the secondary purposes of promoting and protecting human
the public regarding the plight of an estimated 10 million
people in the world who are stateless, (one third of whom are children) and therefore do not legally exist,
and who are far more susceptible to trafficking, forced conscription, violence, institutionalized
discrimination, and a range of other human rights abuses, from denial of health care to restrictions on
freedom of movement, by facilitating talks, discussion groups, the publication of papers and articles and any
other legal means, and
3) raising public
awareness of the fact that the
arbitrary deprivation of nationality, especially on discriminatory grounds such as race, colour, sex, language,
religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status, including
disability, is a violation of Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which holds that every
person “has a right to a nationality” and that establishing and preserving an individual’s right to nationality is
a necessary prerequisite for the expansion and enforcement of all other human rights;
States to cooperate fully with such international initiatives as
the global #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness by the year 2024 and to comply with their human rights
obligations concerning the granting and loss of nationality. In particular, to register every child’s birth, regardless of the
child’s or the child’s parents’ nationality, statelessness or legal status, and to ensure that proof of
identity is available to all children; and
to contribute to the understanding of statelessness
and developing solutions.