Jun 2, 2020

Final Report

 Over the last two months, we have helped a local restaurant prepare and distribute over 32,500 meals in Kamala. We began by giving out about 650 meals per day and have gradually decreased to 350 meals per day during the last few weeks. As Thailand has now moved into the third phase of easing restrictions, more people were able to get back to work, decreasing the number of people in need for free meals.

Throughout this period, we have helped hundreds of families in the local community. Your support has been the hugely helpful to this cause.

With the easing of the restrictions, children will soon be able to go back to schools where the Government provides for their nutrition, and similarly their parents have now the chance to start working again and provide for their families.

Every day for the last two months, we had about 15 to 20 staff and volunteers who helped packing and distributing the meals under any weather conditions. Thank you so much for supporting their work for the community during this terrible global crisis.  Local restaurants are now able to run their business again and we are therefore closing our fundraising for this cause.

We hope you will keep supporting our educational projects for disadvantaged children in Phuket.

Thank you for everything and we look forward to sending you more updates about our programmes!

Mar 3, 2020

Highlights from Coconut Club at Kamala School

Rugby
Rugby

As we are already 3 months into 2020, we are excited to share the latest updates about our after school programme, Coconut Club.


Since January 2020, the number of students who have to live at Kamala School during term time due to unsafe family conditions, has increased up to 230, enabling our team to make the difference in more young lives.


Thanks to the support of volunteers, we were able to organize several exciting activities for the students. Coconut Club Mondays and Wednesdays have turned into creative arts & crafts, where the children can paint on rocks, create animal masks and bring their imagination to life with origami creations.


Sports Tuesdays are by far the most popular days and the most crowded with visitors from all over the globe! We had the pleasure to welcome football players, rugby coaches and yoga teachers to share their knowledge and passion with our students and volunteers.


Last but not least, Thursdays are for cooking and trying new exciting flavors! Our students have been able to prepare and taste delicious French pastries, Italian pasta recipes and alphabet shaped cookies – needless to say it is a joy to be able to share these afternoons with the students!


The kind donations received during these months and the support of local hotels such as the InterContinental Phuket Resort and Double Tree by Hilton, have further allowed us to organize beach clean ups and birthday parties for the residential students and they had the most special days ever!


On behalf of Phuket Has Been Good To Us and the students of Kamala School, thank you to all our supporters and kind donors.

We wouldn’t be able to continue our work and help our children pursue their dreams without you!

Cooking Crepes
Cooking Crepes
Beach Clean Up with InterContinental Phuket Resort
Beach Clean Up with InterContinental Phuket Resort
Birthday Party with Double Tree by Hilton
Birthday Party with Double Tree by Hilton
Arts & Crafts at Coconut Club
Arts & Crafts at Coconut Club
Dec 31, 2019

Final Report

What a year it has been with our young learners at Kamala School who without your support would not have been able to learn English - their key to a career and a better future for them and their families.

Thank you!

As the new year approaches, and we have a new project ready to launch, we are excited to share with you some of the many achievements our students have made during 2019.


With the generous support of donors such as yourself, we were able to raise the funds necessary to support our Primary Year 4 class English education for an entire school year, running from May 2019 to March 2020. You have given 20 disadvantaged Thai children in 4th grade the opportunity to learn English from a qualified, fluent English teacher. Consequently, these students were and will be able to develop their English skills along with their potential for advanced financial futures.


The students of Primary 4, in both our English programme and our EIS programme, have shown great improvements in their English speaking skills as well as increased confidence in learning. During this last term, our 10 year olds have enjoyed learning about school subjects, different school places and their favorite foods. They are now able to effectively communicate where things are, what their favorite subjects are and have also learnt how to talk about what kinds of food they like and dislike. In their Science in English classes, our young learners have been taught about different sources of water in the world and their English names. Their science teacher, Jerlin, has also talked about why clean water is so important for the planet and started introducing the issue of climate change. With teacher Jes, our qualified Mathematics teacher, they have learnt about measurements such as mass and volume - they were all very interested and excited!


Moreover, these students showed extraordinary initiative, asking for additional tutoring during their lunch breaks. Our teachers were so inspired by the students' eagerness to learn, they sacrificed their lunch breaks to open up their classrooms to all interested students. The students asked to focus on Math taught in English as they felt that area needed the most improvement.


Thank you for reading about some of the success stories from this semester. If you're interested in reading more, please sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook!

 
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