Foundation for Older Persons’ Development (FOPDEV) was established in December 1999 as a non-profit and non-government organization dedicated to working with and for the disadvantaged and vulnerable older persons in Thailand. Its main activities take place in the Northern Region of Thailand.
At the community level, FOPDEV works with older people’s groups to improve income security by setting up earnings generation activities. Then, it coordinates the volunteers who provide basic health care and information to older people and their carer. The Foundation watches groups to monitor local policy implementation and older people’s access to rights and entitlements as well.
At the national level, FOPDEV works to raise awareness of older people’s issues with the general public and advocate for change with regard to government policies for older people and on the needs of an ageing society.
Its willingness to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged older people in Thailand in an empowering and sustainable way is identified in its current missions by: contributing to the empowerment of the civil society network on Ageing, training volunteer home-helpers to encourage independent living for disadvantaged older people and strengthening community based organizations capacity to consolidate the Disasters Risk Reduction.
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