The Moken of Surin – Useful Information

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Academia

  • UNESCO Conflicts, Stakeholders and Challenges: View here
  • UNESCO Surin Island Project. Pilot Project Summary: View here

Media

Film

The Project Moken is a group of filmmakers in production. They have created footage of the Moken with the goal of making a positive contribution to their community. Lobbying local Norwegian and international governments and NGO, they also help different tribes with long term solutions to everyday problems.

BBC

Non-profit

Childline Thailand Foundation (CTF)

The development of the Moken Tourism Team, all trainings, pilot tours and this website are supported by the Childline Thailand Foundation. The foundation works with various government and NGO stakeholders to safeguard the rights of every child as outlined by the United Nations’ Conventions on the Rights of a Child (CRC).

Together with Plan International, as part of SaiDek 1387, they support the Moken children and community on the Surin Islands. Find out about their projects here.

Father Joe Koh Lao

The Mercy Centre is a shelter for street kids, orphans and children with HIV/AIDS, located in Bangkok. As part of this center, Father Joe supports street children’s rights in various places of Thailand. Read about his work with the Moken from Koh Lao here.

Find his article The Old Man and the Sea, and his Granddaughter here.

Community Based Tourism

Andaman Discoveries (AD)

A leader in responsible tourism and an expert in community based tourism, Andaman Discoveries has a long-term friendship with the Moken on the Surin Islands. AD has not only helped the empowerment of the Moken Tourism Team that enables community based tourism on Koh Surin, but also supports the community through AD scholarships (link to GiveBack).