Having lived in Asia for the past 9 years, I have stumbled across my fair share of worth-wile causes, as well as been involved with various volunteer work.
A few of us recently traveled to the North of Thailand, after severe flooding to donate school bags, books and clothes etc. I was devastated to see the damage caused by the floods as well as the conditions the children were living in. The roof of the children's home is in dire straits, letting in water each time it rains and the building is in desperate need of structural repair. The total cost for the structural work and repairs to the roof is 13,500, We have contacted a builder that is willing and able to help at a reduced cost as it’s a good cause, we plan to help with ongoing donations in terms of food and clothes, however the immediate risk is the building itself. The home relies on support of the local community, as well as donations of food and clothes from the public.
The shelter homes a total of 46 children, whom are from indigenous/tribal families aged between 4 years old and 12 years old. The children were really happy to see us and seemed to be happy despite being in difficult circumstances.
We are unable to secure emergency funding, so are turning to the public to intervene and help bring positive change to people whom need it the most. This is a plea to make a difference in children's lives and bring about long lasting security.
There are 2 full time volunteers that care for the children, as well as local villagers that bring food. The problem is the building itself. We need YOUR help. Thanks for caring.