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Historical Background

Based on the duties and authority vested in the (former) Department of Public Welfare by the Children and Student and Student Control Act B.E.2481 (1938), welfare assistance for children was started in 1941. At that time, the only residential home that provided services for children was “Prachasongkroh Pak Kred School” located in Nonthaburi Province.  There were many types of children under service coverage including orphans, children who were poor, homeless or children who had no one to care for caused by various family problems i.e. household heads were imprisoned, mentally disabled, chronically ill, impoverished or physically disabled such that they were no longer be able to make a living to support themselves and their families.  Services were also provided for children with behavior problem such as those who skipped classes, behaved annoyingly or behaved in a way that might cause problems or has a tendency to commit crime.

In order to provide welfare assistance that suited with each type of children, the (former) Department of Public Welfare therefore, set up Mahamek Home for Boys separated from Prachasongkroh Pak Kred School to be an institution where services were available for children who, despite of being poor orphans and having no one to care for, behaved properly and were industrious with good performance record.  Budget was allocated for the construction of the Home which was complete in 1954 and services have been provided since then.

At present, Mahamek Home for Boys is under the Bureau of Women and Children Welfare Protection, Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. It provides child and youth services according to the Child Protection Act B.E. 2546(2003)



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