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
Apr 26, 2012

Being S.M.A.R.T. comes with a Prize!

Start of the 6-slot SMART house savings
Start of the 6-slot SMART house savings

Being S.M.A.R.T. comes with a Prize

                As was reported before, Foundation for Life's philosophy to "Teach a Child How to Fish" rather than just to give them a fish every day, is the reason why the Organization persists on training our younger generation with skills, a mindset of integrity and tenacity, together with self-discipline, so that they may be able to overcome the difficult times in their lives and to eventually be of assistance to others in their families and communities.

                An evolving curriculum on Financial Intelligence was written and re-adjusted over the years, resulting in the S.M.A.R.T. (Stewardship of Money and Responsibility towards Treasures) Scheme which was launched in 2009, as a pilot project for the children and youths. By 2011, when the S.M.A.R.T. Scheme was officially launched, this curriculum was circulated and taught to around 2,000 children, youths and even adults.

In order to motivate the children and youths, a Contest to decorate the specially created, 6-slot cardboard S.M.A.R.T. House was put in place, with very attractive monetary prizes to be won!

By March, the results for this National Competition was announced and the proud winners attended the Prize-Giving Ceremony with much pride and satisfaction.

The Foundation is grateful to all donors and supporters for their generous giving, that has empowered Thai kids with tools to overcome various obstacles in their lives. Any feedback, response and advice that will enhance our outreach to youths, is most welcome!

SMART Scheme taught in National Camps
SMART Scheme taught in National Camps
Design and Production of SMART House savings box
Design and Production of SMART House savings box
Girls decorating the SMART House in camp
Girls decorating the SMART House in camp
Some of the Round 1 winners of SMART House Contest
Some of the Round 1 winners of SMART House Contest
Teaching SMART Scheme to city adults
Teaching SMART Scheme to city adults
Teaching SMART Scheme to village adults
Teaching SMART Scheme to village adults
Winners of SMART Scheme Contest
Winners of SMART Scheme Contest
Jan 29, 2012

Emergency Flood Relief Operations

Dear Donors and Supporters of the “Blanket Them with Love” Project,

Although many events has happened in Thailand for the Year 2011, nothing beats the memory of the Great Deluge that flooded 65 provinces, killing 815 people, destroying 13 million rais or 5 million acres of farmland, affecting the lives of 13 million lives, and devastating industrial parks that caused global supply shortages!

In the midst of such great disaster where callousness, self-centredness and despair abound, the Foundation for Life has found compassion, altruism and hope, especially in you, through the Global Giving network, Thus the Foundation could not but respond by making greater efforts to round up local donors and volunteers to aid in the immediate flood relief work. As a result, we can truly testify that goodness and love still exist in our world today.

 In all 2,000 emergency lifepacks have been given out, together with drinking water, pampers, dried foodstuff, milk powder, medication, portable toilets, etc.. As the saying goes, "A picture paints a thousand words" so we have posted a link for you to browse in the youtube:

http://youtu.be/OkyqLmagP4A

Your help in advocating for our work would mean that the Thai people get the help that they need. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project - share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email.

 With gratitude,

 Vena Lung

Links:

Jan 29, 2012

The Receiver becomes the Giver: Young Volunteers

Prepared with food,medicines,portable toilet etc
Prepared with food,medicines,portable toilet etc

Dear Donors and Supporters of the “Character and Leadership Training for Thai Youths” Project,

As you already know from our last report, we in Thailand have just gone through the worst flood in 50 years and many areas and victims are still reeling from its aftermath. At least 20 families that we know of were severely affected, with floods coming into their homes, some up to 3 m in depth, totally submerging the ground floors.

In the midst of the flood, the Foundation was able to round up the young people under the Character and Leadership Training in the preparation, the packing and the distribution of food and essential items to flood victims where they live, and also in evacuation centres. It was very challenging for them as they had to wade through dirty and stagnate waters for hours, to reach the victims.These young volunteers also gave their time and energies to travel to Nakhon Prathom to an Evacuation Centre to help shampoo the dogs of flood victims, who had been left there because of the floods.

In a sense, the flood disaster was a positive occurence, as it gave our young people hands-on, real-life experiences for all that we had prepared them for, in terms of giving back to society what they had gained. It was heart-warming to see these young volunteers coming out of their comfort zones to serve those less fortunate than themselves, knowing that they have to go through some difficulties to fulfil these tasks.

In addition,as soon as it was possible to visit the disaster areas when the floods receded, the Foundation sought for donors and volunteers to help pack and distribute Life-packs to the affected families of the children and youths under the Character and Leadership Training Project. A total of 50 families in the Chalongkrung and Lartkrabang districts benefitted from the distribution.

Your help in advocating for our work would mean that the children and youths get the help that they need. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project - share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email.

You may also see the video clip of the involvement of the youths in YouTube:

http://youtu.be/B2dgN4Tc7Dc

With gratitude,

Vena Lung

Wading through water to distribute lifepacks
Wading through water to distribute lifepacks
Happy to serve!
Happy to serve!
Dogs get a good rub-down with herbal shampoo.
Dogs get a good rub-down with herbal shampoo.
Bottled water is scarce during the flood
Bottled water is scarce during the flood
Water is deep and stagnant
Water is deep and stagnant
Giving Lifepacks to kids in Chalongkrung District
Giving Lifepacks to kids in Chalongkrung District
Lifepacks given to kids in Chalongkrung area
Lifepacks given to kids in Chalongkrung area

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