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
Oct 20, 2010

Training Hill Tribe Leaders in wholistic approach

The training sessions
The training sessions

The population of Thailand is made up of various people groups and a portion of them are scattered amongst the hilly regions. These hill tribe groups generally live off the land and common amenities like water and electricity reach them last.

In terms of education, schools in the hilly regions are limited in number and upper secondary education are even less so. Therefore, the hill tribe students have to travel to the towns for their higher level education. Due to the vast distance from their homes to school, these students have to stay at the boarding schools and they only get to visit their homes during longer school holidays.

The Foundation thus trained 27 dormitory-persons-in-charge, as well as youths from about 12 tribal groups from the local school in Chiangrai on the 19th June, so that they would be able to run wholistic activities (that develop them physically, intellectually, spiritually and socially) for the tribal residents in the boarding homes during the weekends. In the process of running these activities both the leaders and participants get a chance to develop their leadership skills, as well as creative use of their free-time.

Activities during training
Activities during training
Boys in part of their traditional costumes
Boys in part of their traditional costumes
Girls wearing their traditional hilltribe costumes
Girls wearing their traditional hilltribe costumes
Aug 3, 2010

ENABLING Core Youth Leaders to help give back to Society

We are all Ready to sail the seas!
We are all Ready to sail the seas!

Young people, no matter their status or backgrounds are energetic, vibrant and looking for avenues for meaning and purpose. Understanding their needs, the Foundation for Life runs projects that would support in engaging youths, helping them discover hidden talents and giving meaning to their existence.

On 29 to 30 April, the core group of 40 Youth Leaders from communities in Bangkok and the neighboring provinces gathered for an additional training. These Youth Leaders who have been trained at various levels in previous camps are sponsored by the Foundation for Life to this training, and they were gathered to help plan for the National Drill Competition event in November 2010, for about 400 boys and girls from all over Thailand. They also attended Workshops on “Life-skills in Relationships and Healthy Attitudes toward the opposite sex".

Besides that, these young leaders were given the opportunity of learning new skills by the Staffs of the Nong Bon Water Sports Center, Bangkok. They now have a wider choice in the use of their free time to better their new-found skills in kayaking, sailing and wind-surfing.

These young people were unanimous in their approval of the training, as can be heard from comments like.... "I will be responsible to prepare for the portion of the Competition program that was delegated to me", Pinyo promised "The water sport activities were so new and challenging for me!" said Milk, "I want to do this again!" said Pure and "I now understand how the opposite sex thinks," said Tew,

We know that these Youths now have better self-esteem and understanding - which is vital foundation for helping others.

Learning the Ropes
Learning the Ropes
Yes! We did it!
Yes! We did it!
Look! We are Standing up!
Look! We are Standing up!
Workshops and Planning
Workshops and Planning
Aug 3, 2010

EMPOWERING Volunteer Leaders through Training

Kinaesthetic Learning
Kinaesthetic Learning

As the saying by Lao Tzu goes,"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This is also the standpoint and goal of the Foundation.

On 23-26 March 2010, the Foundation organized training for the about 60 volunteers, from Bangkok and the other provinces on the topic of Being a Servant Leader at the King Park Avenue Hotel. The trainer-facilitator Ms Khoo Seok Lin from Singapore emphasized on how a Servant Leader has to develop on the personal and team levels, in a wholistic manner namely, the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual arenas. The ‘Best Test’ in evaluating one’s leadership as a Servant Leader that is sustainable, as described by Robert Greenleaf, was passed on.

Each trainee also brought home their reflections and goals for personal, team and organizational development. Many little gifts that were distributed by the trainer helped remind trainees of the major principles that were transferred, so that all can take these principles back home to practice on oneself, the team and the youths that are under our care.

It was a memorable time of learning and sharing between like-minded advocates for equipping the Next Generation.

The training sessions
The training sessions
The Happy Learners
The Happy Learners

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