Support 100 Thai prisoners and families with HIV

 
$9,087
$20,913
Raised
Remaining
Jan 7, 2011

Closing report; educational support at risk youth

Thanks to the donations of so many faithful friends and a big donation from a trust fund we have the joy of informing you that the project  “Support 50 vulnerable youth in higher education” is  totally funded and  thus closed. 

In closing this project we want to introduce you to two of the beneficiaries of the project:

Ame is a 19 year old student who comes from a very vulnerable family in Bangkok. Siam-Care literally picked her mother out of a gutter near the main train station; sick and hopeless.  After good treatment, loving care and encouragement we found that the mother had 4 children scattered with relative who were also fighting to make ends meet. Once the mother was able to work again Siam-Care helped her set up a food stall which has now grown into a little, well run, restaurant.  Eventually Ame and her brother were able to live with mum again; her older sister is working and a younger sister has two children to care for. Ame's dream is to complete a university degree and with the funds received through your generous donations she will be able to make her dream come true. She has just started her first year in university studying English.
On picture 1 Ame (right)  at the beach with her friend on a Siam-Care camp

Bom, a 19 year old student who we have known literally from the day he was born is an orphan. We knew and looked after both his parents who have passed away shortly after his birth, leaving Bom with his grandparents. Bom is an intelligent and diligent student who can do well in life if given the chance to education. His grandfather collects recyclables to sell on and grandmother sells sweets at a nearby school. They make enough money to feed themselves and the 3 grandchildren under their care but not for any extras.
Bom passed his entrance exam into a good university in Bangkok and started his studies in Computer Science. Fees, books, equipment etc were all covered by the sponsorship he receives from Siam-Care. However he was ready to give up when financially it proved almost impossible to continue; daily costs of living and extra university requirements were just too much; extra curriculum activities needed books and materials, rent of a student room in the center of Bangkok, food for a growing youth with a big appetite, there was just no way he could do all this from his 15 dollar weekly allowance an uncle sent.
Now with the funding from the Global Giving project Bom will be able to continue his study and realize his dreams.
Picture 2; Bom

Thank you all so very much for helping Bom, Ame and many others to realize their dreams.
Please be aware of our new project on the Global giving website “ Supporting 100 HIV Positive Thai  Prisoners And Their Families”. Again we trust you will partner with us in this!

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Project Leader

Jan-Peter Kelder

Manager of Communications
Bangkok, Thailand

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Map of Support 100 Thai prisoners and families with HIV