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 28, 2013

Youths of Hope - Indeed!

Fun at the Boys Camp
Fun at the Boys Camp

Youths of Hope - Indeed!!

As a follow up to the last report, the time came for our  40 young leaders to put all their plans to work and to make the camps a memorable time for all.

The Theme of the Camps was "Youths of Hope", which were tailored so that campers would be encouraged and empowered to rise above difficult situations and be a beacon of light and hope to those around them, especially their peers. 

There were altogether 2 camps running concurrently, one for the boys and another for the girls. Activities that had been planned for the 230 campers were wholistic in nature, which included station games for team building purposes, fun along the beaches, quizzes and life-skills like learning English the fun way through songs, first-aid skills, new skipping steps, etc..

Campers who came from different centres and provinces, got to "gel" with each other very quickly and effortlessly because the young leaders played their roles of facilitators well,and helped to make campers feel at home and belonged.

Nu, a camper said, "I really enjoyed this camp. At first I was rather apprehensive because I did not have many friends here, but now I have lots of new friends!"

Mink, a young leader reflected, "When I realised that there were so many campers that we leaders were in-charge of, I felt a little overwhelmed, but, then I learnt that if we delegate our duties well and are responsible in fulfilling them, we would accomplish much! Team work is so important"

Truly, the team of young people, together with the campers has proven that in Thailand, there are Youths of Hope -  Indeed !

The Foundation would like to thank all donors for your contribution to the task of strengthening our youths for the future, so that they can be the HOPE for the country tomorrow.

We welcome any comments or feedback that would help us instill character and leadership in our young people.

Best regards,

Vena Lung

Fun in the Girls Camp
Fun in the Girls Camp
Making Faces
Making Faces
Fun in the water
Fun in the water
The Youths of Hope
The Youths of Hope
Oct 7, 2013

Update on Flood situation in Thailand

Resident repairs boat to get around flooded roads
Resident repairs boat to get around flooded roads

Updates on Flood situation in Thailand

It is 23 September ....

and there has been reports in the past 2 weeks of Tropical Storms and Depressions in the areas affecting the South China Seas and as these storms pass by, it has been bringing lots of rain into the North, and North-eastern areas in Thailand.

The provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Sing Buri, Lop Buri, Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet and Prachin Buri provinces have been hit with landslides and flooding since Sept 18.

Everyone who has had experienced the horrors of the great flood in 2011, are anxiously preparing for any emergencies that may arise from either flash floods from the run off from the hills, or the overflowing of the banks of the major rivers. 

There also has been news that the overflow from the Chao Phraya River on Sunday flooded communities on both banks in Muang and Sam Khok districts of Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok, which saw some residents making preparations in the event of a disaster.

30 September ...

The  Thai Meteorological Department  has been warning of the Tropical Storm "Wutip", which was expected to bring in much rain and wet weather conditions to the North-east and Northern provinces. In fact one of our contacts in Phisanuloke has already reported of flood to a height of 1.5 metres near the banks of the Wangthong river.

6 October....

Our contact volunteer who lives in Phisanuloke, has herself been affected by the floods in Wangthong for a week now. She related: "The waters came and increased to a height of 1.5metres. We have can only gain access to our house by a make-shift bridge. The mushrooms we were growing for extra income has been destroyed"

The Foundation sent emergency help to Saengchan and also aided the neighbouring families in the same dilemma  with emergency foodpaks.

We are indeed grateful to all our donors for your sacrificial giving, without which we would not be able to help Saengchan so quickly in her time of need.

Any feedbacks and comments to better our services to the needy are most welcomed.

Floods in the provinces
Floods in the provinces
Transportation affected in northeast Surin
Transportation affected in northeast Surin
Saengchan stand on elevated bridge by her house
Saengchan stand on elevated bridge by her house
Flood in province of Sisaket
Flood in province of Sisaket
Treading carefully on evelated planks
Treading carefully on evelated planks
Jul 29, 2013

Empowering and Enabling Young People to Succeed

Brainstorming Ideas fo activities
Brainstorming Ideas fo activities

Empowering and Enabling Young People to Succeed

Every alternate year the organisation will give young leaders the opportunity to braistorm, plan, organise and run 2 camps for the young people. This planning by core leaders in their early teens (from around 14 years to 18 years) occurred in May 2013, during a retreat for them. In this retreat, the young people connected well with each other through water sport activities, sat down to brainstorm, and plan for activities in the camps.

Two camps were planned, one for girls, run by the girls and another by the boys, run by the boys. After they went on the retreat to plan, duties were delegated to youths from the various provinces, to further prepare the details for the camps.

As the days of the camp drew nearer these core leaders met to finalise, prepare and rehearse the program that they had planned.

Abigail said," I'll do my best to get my friends to come and help to prepare this coming Saturday" ... and indeed she did round up about 15 of her friends to come to the Foundation's office to help.

For the next 3 weeks,these committed young people did their best to prepare for the logistics of the camps, so that everything from the invitation video, to the decor of the stage, to the name tags, the campbooks and even the details of the teaching sessions were all ready.

Without a doubt, these young core leaders have increased in their self-esteems and personal worthiness, as they know that what they have done will definitely benefit the campers who will attend these camps (about 230 expected).

Said one mother whom we met, about her son who came to help in the preparations, "Thank you for organising activities like these for my son to be involved in. It is very meaningful and definitely builds up my son's character!"

The Foundation is proud of the our young people and will spare no effort to instill good character and leadership qualities in their lives.

Any feedback and comments are most welcome to assist us to better our services to the youth!

Thank you!

Bonding the Team with Water Sports - Kayaking
Bonding the Team with Water Sports - Kayaking
Leaders for Boys Camp presenting their discussions
Leaders for Boys Camp presenting their discussions
Sailing as teams building friendships
Sailing as teams building friendships
Preparing for Games for campers
Preparing for Games for campers
Preparin for camps
Preparin for camps
Moving logistics for te camps
Moving logistics for te camps
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