Foundation for Life

To Mould the NeXt Generation, so they may have qualities of self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility, ready for good works. We run activities that help children and youths attain physical, mental, spiritual and social maturity, giving positive teaching to the social evils facing youths today and encourage them to express what they learn through practical service to the communities. We empower the young to be purposeful and responsible for their own future and that of the environment
Jul 27, 2014

Teaching Values: Giving to Others - It is Intentional

"Although tiring, I would do it for others" Aryck
"Although tiring, I would do it for others" Aryck

Giving to Others - It is Intentional

When time came for the annual planning retreat for the young leaders, the organisation decided to incorporate a "work and challenge" theme for the group. This retreat was with the intention to plan for the projects that would  encompass the celebration of the 20 years of working with children and youths.

Together with the adult volunteer-leaders, the girls gathered to knit winter caps and scarves for the needy in the hilly areas of Thailand, so that the people living in these areas would have some protection against the cold, especially in the wintry months, that stretches from November till around February.

Meanwhile the boys spent the whole day out in the sun video taping the steps for footdrill, that would help other youths who wanted to use it as a team-building challenge project.

In addition to the above, these youths were also challenged to try out their potentials for water sports at the Nong Bon Centre that was set up for public, in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

At the end of the 2 days of work and challenge, Aryck said,"Although it has been a tiring and sometimes tedious, taking and re-taking video scenes for the footdrill, I find it meaningful that we are helping others with this project. I would gladly do this again if needs be!"

With regards to knitting,"I have NEVER done any knitting in my life, but am determined to finish this hat, even though I know that it's tough for me. At least 1 person gets warm because I did it!", exclaimed Mook, who was struggling with her knitting needles.

"I am suprised that I was able to explain to friends how to manoever the sailing boat " beamed Jedi, who semed to have gotten the techniques of sailing with ease.

Memie reflected,"Learning to sail involves learning to be responsible for the equipment aswell, because it will affect the safety of the users!"

In all, it was indeed a time where our youths were challenged to Give of themselves and their efforts for the benefit of Others, and it has to be INTENTIONAL, so that it would be instilled in their hearts for life!

Thanks to all donors who have made these life lessons possible for the future of Thai youths. Any suggestions to better our services would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards

Vena Lung

Girls knitting caps or scarves for Others
Girls knitting caps or scarves for Others
Mook, struggling but determined
Mook, struggling but determined
Jedi teaching peers, helping Others
Jedi teaching peers, helping Others
"Being responsible ..." Memei
"Being responsible ..." Memei
Youths agree - Giving to Others is Intentional
Youths agree - Giving to Others is Intentional
Jul 7, 2014

A pleasant surprise that knocked their socks off !

Try my socks for size
Try my socks for size

A pleasant surprise that knocked their socks off !

It all began because a donor visited the children during the wintry months, and noticed that the kids did not have socks to wear or that they were filled with holes. The lady's 5 year-old son. then took off his socks and gave it to the little toddler, who gratefully wore it, though walking was a little awkward for it was slightly oversized.

As a result of that visit, this particular family decided that they wanted donate socks to the children, so the Foundation's volunteers who were the hilltribe leaders, surveyed the neighbouring village school and fedback to the Foundation on the sizes and types of scoks that were needed. When they new school term started, 250 brand new pairs of socks were sent up to the hills in the north, so that the children would have nice socks for school.

Marc, our volunteer said, " The parents are grateful for this gift, as it helps to reduce thier expenses, especially at the start of a new school year, as the costs of uniforms accessories, take up a large portion of their meagre income, as most of them are poor hilltribe farmers"

"Yeah! I have new socks! Thank you" , exclaimed A, as he received his pair or socks.

Certainly this was a pleasant surprise that knocked the "socks" off these kids, when they received their gift of socks.

Thanks to all donors who in one way or another, has had an influence on all the projects that our Foundation attempts, that will assist the underprivileged to learn to be self-sufficient.

Should you have any suggestions that will aid us to improve our services to those we serve, we would be so happy to receive any feedback.

Many thanks to all nad best regards!

Vena Lung

Marc comments that this gift helps the family
Marc comments that this gift helps the family
Thank you for the nice new socks!
Thank you for the nice new socks!
A Pleasant Surprise that Knocked Their Socks Off!
A Pleasant Surprise that Knocked Their Socks Off!
Apr 28, 2014

Lives that have been touched

10 years on..Bua
10 years on..Bua's mentor(Nok) carries Bua's baby

Lives that have been touched

The Character and Leadership Training Project has been going on for the past 20 years and the number of children and youths that gone through our program has been by the hundreds and thousands, considering that we have been touching lives of these young people with our weekly program for a total of 1,040 weeks. Through the tireless efforts and sacrificial giving of our Volunteers, countless lives have been touched and changed, for better, despite dire backgrounds and circumstances.

This Project that was initiated by the Foundation for Life, is run by Volunteers from various provinces, namely, in Bangkok, Chonburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkram, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khon Kaen, Korat, Kanchanaburi, Chiangrai, Chiangmai, etc with weekly activites carried out in approximately 16 centers country-wide reaching to around 1,400 young people every week!

The carefully planned program seek to develop the young wholistically, with activities that nurture them phyically, mentally, emotionally and socially. The Foundation and Volunteers believe in the  potentials of our children and youths, and with tenacity, refuse to give up on them as long as there is hope. Many of the  young people have commented that the activites they went through in the project has given them inner strength.

 Bua, now married with a baby girl, said, "I will never forget the love and concern that Khru Nok (a Volunteer) has for me while I was growing up and had family problems"

"It has not been easy during my early teens to learn to have confidence to go to leadership camps alone without close friends coming along as well, but today, I can say that it has all been worthwhile," Mana (a university student, who is now a Volunteer for the Project) reflected.

"I am so fortuanate to have Khru Berm as a model of a father to me," Pinyo said when asked what he thought of his mentor.

 So, a Volunteer said," I firmly believe that it is better to mould a child today.....than to mend an adult tomorrow !" (refering to forming and breaking bad habits in life)

The Foundation thanks all donors for your belief in our work, and truly we could not have come this far without your support. Any feedback is welcome so that we can better ourselves.

Best Regards!

Leadership development unfolds in Mana
Leadership development unfolds in Mana's life
Boys emulate their leader in serving the community
Boys emulate their leader in serving the community
Adventure activities to build Character
Adventure activities to build Character
"Better to mould a child than mend an adult"
"Better to mould a child than mend an adult"
Ongoing Training-Volunteers learn 1st Aid Skill
Ongoing Training-Volunteers learn 1st Aid Skill
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