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 8, 2013

Bringing Joy and Warmth to All

Me and My New Winter Cap - so sweet, eh?
Me and My New Winter Cap - so sweet, eh?

Bringing Joy and Warmth to All

Once the knitted caps and blankets were packed and transported to the areas where they were to be distributed, teams followed soon after to help with the distribution.

In Chiangrai, Hilltribe children who were studying on the lowlands waited expectantly for the blankets, when they knew that the Foundation has sent blankets for them, just before they went on their journey back up  to their villages in the hills. All were beaming with joy when they received their brand new brightly coloured blankets, in time for the cold season.

The Foundation then made her way to Chiangmai, to the foothills of Samerng, met with another group of Hilltribe teens, who were celebrating together. As dusk came and the night grew colder, the teens and villagers were happy to recieve the winter knitted caps, to dorn on and bring home.

Within the next few days, volunteers travelled to meet some who were already there, to meet with students in the hills of Samerng. The team used the opportunity to interact with the kids and gave out the winter caps, which were received with much excitement and laughter. The team also visited homes of the hilltribe community and learnt about their life-style and about the cash crop, which they grow, which was strawberries, and how it was a poor and late crop this year.

It was a meanigful time of sharing and exchange for everyone involved.

Blanket Them With Love
Blanket Them With Love
Blanket More of Them with Love
Blanket More of Them with Love
Just Hanging Around with My Buddy!
Just Hanging Around with My Buddy!
Giving Students Winter Caps to keep warm
Giving Students Winter Caps to keep warm
The local strawberry farmer
The local strawberry farmer
Apr 29, 2013

The Leader as a Good Shepherd

In the atmosphere of Love
In the atmosphere of Love

The Leader as a Good Shepherd

The Foundation for Life has never lost sight of the importance of good leadership so as to instill in the young people, good character and virtue, which the Foundation strongly believes will help them to go through the turmoils in Life. It is for this reason that great care and attention has been poured into how we train them. The Foundation is also well aware that Action Speaks Louder than anything we can say, therefore, leaders who are involved with the young and the youths have to be people who Walk their Talk.

It was a great honor that the President and Founder of The Children's House Hawaii, Mary Los Banos, has offered to mentor our Leaders in the Way of The Good Shepherd, going through the processes of self-awareness,renewal and rejuvenation of the Leader, so that he / she might be the exemplary model for the young to look up to, and be a yardstick of good morals. Imbedded amongst the subject matter are issues pertaining to one's objectives in life, and how that would motivate us to act out love and care for others (especial to the young people that our leaders have contact with).

The 3 days of training were indeed very enlightening, and refreshing, causing the leaders to take time to pause and reflect our journeys in Life.

"I will make everyeffort to speak with love and gentleness with the children that I work with," said Grace, a leader who has been teaching the children for around 5 years.

Yen-Dee replied,"I think that the Way of the Good Shepherd is how we should approach, anyone that we minister to, what more the young people, whose lives are so precious!"

All who attended, were determined to make changes in either their life-styles or their approach to others, so that the outlook for our young people would be a brighter one.

The Foundation for Life thanks all partners who have untiringly been with is all these years and supporting our efforts to build a better future, through the new generation.

We welcome feedback that will enable us to better our services, and we wish you all the very best, till we meet again via our updates.

Best regards,

Vena Lung

Training Sessions
Training Sessions
Reflections
Reflections
The trainees
The trainees
Apr 10, 2013

Love and Concern Knits Us together

Some of the Volunteers involved
Some of the Volunteers involved

Love and Concern Knits Us Together

The Foundation has always been on the lookout for opportunities to serve the poor and underpriviledged, and we are also aware that when the cold weather comes to Thailand, especially in the hilly areas, we will need to quickly mobilise ourselves to meet the needs of the suffering. Thailand being in the tropics, is generally hot or rainy in its weather, therefore when the temperature drops, most are ill-prepared for it, especially the poor who live from hand to mouth.

As a result, the Foundation decided to embark on a pilot project (in June) to robe in Volunteers to help with knitting woollen caps, in preparation for the coming winter (December till February). The target was to 600 knitted caps for the needy.

Once the project was launched, volunteers started to even make homemade knitting needles from chopsticks, while the Foundation sourced for yarn, via either donations or sales. A core group of about 5 Volunteers soon spread to include others, some are employees of companies, some kidney dialysis patients, some students and even housewives.

Slowly, the number of knitted caps increased from 50 till 100 till in the end we reached our goal of 600 caps , plus a few extras! This pilot project gave everyone a sense of unity and achievement, and truly knitted all of us, the giver and the receiver, in love and concern or each other.

Thank you for being a part of this tapestry of goodwill and love to those in need!

Getting the yarn & receiving finished caps
Getting the yarn & receiving finished caps
Packing and Transporting to Northern Destinations
Packing and Transporting to Northern Destinations
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