Let’s get to know FOPDEV
Foundation for Older Persons’ Development (FOPDEV) was established in December 1999 as a non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to working with and for the disadvantaged and vulnerable older persons in Thailand. It’s main activities take place in the Northern Region of Thailand.
FOPDEV works at the community level with:
- Older people’s groups to set up income generation activities to improve income security.
- Volunteers to provide basic health care and information to older people and their carers.
- Watch groups to monitor local policy implementation and older people’s access to rights and entitlements.
FOPDEV works at the national level 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.
FOPDEV’s Mission is to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged older people in Thailand in an empowering and sustainable way.