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
Jan 8, 2013

The World is a Better Place Because You Gave

The Foundation would like to take this opportunity to wish all supporters and donors a very Happy New Year and may you have a year of good health and prosperity, as you continue to make life meaningful for the less fortunate.

As a result of your generous donations, we have been able to directly help hundreds who have been affected by the great flood that occured in Thailand.

Because of your compassion, the despondents were given life-paks which included meals to stave their hunger, dried foodstuff for when no one could reach them and when there is no electricity to cook their food, portable and hygenic toilets to prevent the spread of diseases, medicines for fungal infections that are rampant when the body is in contact with water all the time, milk powder and pampers for the babies, and most important of all, clean drinking water, when even the public utilites were infiltrated with the flood waters that flowed through heavy industrial parks and sewerage.

When the Kasetsart University in Nakhon Prathom set up the Evacuation Centre (for people as well as animals) there, the Foundation donated shampoo to the centre, provided the children evacuees with activities, and our team of volunteers even bathed the distressed dogs of flood victims as well! In addition, blankets were donated in time for the cold weather in the evacuation centre. Volunteer also helped with physical therapy too!

At the same time, the disaster had also affected the rice fields in the North-east province of Saelaphum, and the Foundation was able to help with the rehabilitative efforts there.

Meanwhile, youth volunteers learnt how to make biodegradeable detergents, which were then given to the flood victims when they had to clean up the mess left by the flood.

Due to the floodwaters that had flowed from the north down to the lower central plains near Bangkok, it had left the distric of Chalongkrung like an island, surrounded by water, and the community there were unable to leave their homes because the water level was too high for cars or trucks to drive through. The Foundation responded by bringing life-paks to the children and their families, as soon as the flood receded, to help lighten the burden on the families, as they were mostly labourers receiving daily wages.

Post-flood Relief work also included giving out Christmas presents to help cheer badly affected flood victims who lived by the river banks in Ayutthaya, as well as gathering data from victim for researchers who were looking into the responses of the authorities, speed of news of the coming disaster and source of help.

At the same time post-flood rehabilitative sponsorships were given to 20 victims who were badly affected to help them get back to normalcy in life.

The Foundation again wishes to thank all who had a share in Making the World a Better Place through your Giving!

 

Best regards
Vena Lung
Project Leader
(any feedback and comments are most welcome to help us serve you and those being helped better )


Oct 25, 2012

It takes GUTS to be a leader

Tasks to fulfill while hiking
Tasks to fulfill while hiking

It takes GUTS to be a Leader!

Come October, come the rainy season, come the National Young Leaders training camps. For a young person to make a decision to come to the leadership camp, it is a decision that takes courage to make. Firstly the young leader knows that he /she will have to endure tough lessons to come out of their comfort zones. They have to make efforts to get to know new friends that they are grouped with who come from different provinces, abide by rules and regulations in camps, be physically and mentally challenged in all that they do, and at the same time be able to serve others with cheerfulness.

It takes a guts for the young person to come to the Leadership Camp. Yet despite it all, nearly 200 campers attended the 4 day training from 13-16 October. The Leadership camps were sub-divided into Leadership Camp for Primary Level girls, Leadership Camp for Secondary Level girls and one just for the Boys!

Once the camp officially opened, the campers were immediately challenged to pack to go on a 5 km hike on a hot afternoon,  that would end up with pitching their own tents, cooking their own meals outdoors and then sleeping under the open skies on a field that was drenched with yesterday's downpour, only to be woken up at midnite to move camp.

The tenacity that we saw in these young people amazed the adult volunteers and throughout the 4 days, these young people bonded well with each other, as they learned topics like game leading, song leading, planning for national events, using the 6 thinking hats method, making model planned, beaded brooches, etc. The teens even had the opportunity to experience, rock climbing and practice parachute jumping off a high tower.

All campers proudly ended wth certificates as proof of the vigorous training that they had undergone and they though will miss their new-found friends, they also look forward to next year's training, when they will surely meet again.

"I have made so many new friends from different provinces!" said Jedi

"I learned a lot in this camp, to be a better person" Oil said

Without your donations and support, the Foundation for Life would not have been able to help these young people to find challenge (in a safe enviornment) and meaning, especially in finding value and self-esteem!

Your feedback and comments are most welcome, so that we can improve our services to the young Building Character and Leadership in young lives!

Food collected on hike to be handled with care
Food collected on hike to be handled with care
I volunteer to carry this tent for the 10 of us!
I volunteer to carry this tent for the 10 of us!
Hey let me help you pitch this tent
Hey let me help you pitch this tent
Let
Let's put on our red thinking hat now!
Team that stays together, jumps together!
Team that stays together, jumps together!
A slippery climb but I will do my best!
A slippery climb but I will do my best!
Time to show our Talents girls!
Time to show our Talents girls!
Oct 10, 2012

The 2012 Raining Season has arrived

Yom River banks overflow in Sukkhothai
Yom River banks overflow in Sukkhothai

Eversince the devastation of the 2011 Floods in Thailand, the country has been on the alert for further flooding this year. The Government has spent billions repairing and improving infrastructures for flood prevention. Corporations that had their factories submerged in the flood waters have made preparations on flood prevention measures, in coorperation with the government.

Yet inspite of all these, when the rainy season started in July, and with the incoming tropical storms, the rivers started to swell and northern provinces experience flash floods, some lasting slightly more than 2 weeks, affecting businesses, schools and homes.

The lastest on the flood situation in Thailand is as follows: 15 provinces has already experienced the floods at present (24 September 2012), affecting 70,818 homes and 214,220 people.

On 24 Sep, we got news from our volunteer in Phisanuloke province, that the district of Bang Rakam is experiencing flooding. This is  district is situated in the lowlands along the River Yom, and it receives water from the Sukothai province. Every year the Sukothai province will experience floods at least for 2 months of the year, and the Bang rakam province will thus be affected as well.

As a result the Foundation will be getting our volunteer there to survey the damages experienced by the families and to see what help is needed for them there.

4 October: Our volunteer had to go to the flooded area and interview the situation amidst transportation difficulties, buy and bring the food supplies right up to the doorsteps of those who were affected. She interviewed and gave out life-paks to 31 families who needed it most, and these victims voiced their heartfelt gratitude, as assistance came in timely, since most of them were daily waged employees who live from hand to mouth and the flood had affected their jobs as well.

Meanwhile, the Foundation has been on the lookout for those victims whom we have helped last year. The floodwaters are flowing southwards, nearing those who had been affected. We will be on the alert and will be watching out, ready to give assistance when needed.

The Foundation is grateful to all donors who have sacrificed your earnings, so as to help the less fortunate, who are unable to get out of the poverty cycle without outside help. We also welcome any feedback or comments that will enable us to better our services to those in need.

With sincere thanks.... from the Thai people

Flood in Prachinburi, 24 Sep 2012
Flood in Prachinburi, 24 Sep 2012
Villagersaffected by the floods, Sep-Oct 2012
Villagersaffected by the floods, Sep-Oct 2012
Home alone elderly receives help during the flood
Home alone elderly receives help during the flood
Flooded village that was assisted
Flooded village that was assisted
Shelters away from home
Shelters away from home

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