Street Food as Social Rehabilitation: Thailand
The Thailand Institute of Justice is using street food carts as a form of social experiment that attempts to help former prisoners rehabilitate into society. In the program, they take a seminar on cooking and business, and are provided with a food cart and startup money. Support team leader Thanachai Sundaravej gets to know each of the participants, and gives them advice considering each of their unique circumstances. In this episode, we get to know the people who seek a new chance through street food.
Street food is a well-loved element of Thai culture
A food cart operated by a former prisoner
A former prisoner running a snack cart
A staff member from the institute making a home visit