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 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
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

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