I have always wondered what happens about the homeless in Thailand. In the West there are shelters and soup kitchens to help them, but I’ve never heard of anything similar in Thailand. Then yesterday came news that the BMA has opened a home for people who have no-where to sleep at night. It’s called Ban Im-Jai and is next to the Waterworks Authority at Mansri Intersection.
The building has three floors. On the ground floor there is a canteen and rooms for occupational training. The 2nd floor has 100 beds for women and the 3rd floor has 100 beds for men. People can check-in for free after 3pm but they have to leave by 9am. There are two free meals at 6pm and 7am. There are lockers, showers and a laundry.
I think this great. But I just hope that there is more than one such place in Bangkok. Has anyone heard of similar projects?