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 26, 2012

Enabling Volunteers to Counsel Youths on Sexuality

Listening attentively and Reflecting deeply
Listening attentively and Reflecting deeply

Enabling Volunteers to Counsel Youths on Sexuality

As the vital focus of the mission of the Project "Character and Leadership Training for Thai Youths" is to help young people reach their fullest potentials, it was imperative that we train all who have a part to play in their nurturing and growth. Therefore the Foundation saw fit to organize the seminar on "Sexuality: Have We Crossed the Lines?" by inviting experts in this area, to help volunteers and parents understand and counsel children and youths on matters pertaining to their sexuality, so that they know who they are, their self-worth and their roles in society.

This was conducted on 24 – 25 March at the King Park Avenue Hotel, Bangkok, and saw around 120 participants in attendance. The trainers led and facilitated lively discussions and shared openly about the challenges that each face in the journey of life.

"In all my 30 years of attending seminars and conferences, I have never been so touched and deeply impressed by the speakers in this seminar," said Mrs Weena, a mother and volunteer.

"What an eye-opener for me! I have never heard first-hand the struggles that people had on this topic", Mr Nui said

"I now know better how to counsel the young people on this topic, and see their points of view" said Rudy, who also works with poor families in northern Thailand.

The Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank all donors for your love and encouragement which goes a long way in aiding a sustainable growth for the underprivileged. Any feedback to help us improve our outreach to the needy will be much appreciated.

One among the team of speakers
One among the team of speakers
Participants in the Seminar
Participants in the Seminar
Lively Discussion
Lively Discussion
Jul 9, 2012

Postcard: Project Site Visit

Assisting a family affected by the floods
Assisting a family affected by the floods

Jacqueline Lee is an InTheField Traveler with GlobalGiving who is visiting our partners’ projects throughout Southeast Asia. Her “Postcard” from the visit in Thailand:

As I was driven around the neighborhood where Foundation For Life responded to the floodings in 2011, Vena explained that they went where they received calls for help. A majority of this happened near the river. The flooding lasted 2-3 weeks in cenral Bangkok and FFL responded to areas that were not receiving supplies and support with volunteers providing emergency survival packs, food, water, blankets, and diapers because parents of young children began to request them. Vena, the project leader, explained: “imagine rubbish and dead dogs floating to your home in stagnant water for weeks.” Not only this but many people were dying from electrocution since many downed power lines and outlets, that were not turned off, were exposed to unknowning people wading through the waters. 

Another Founation For Life staff explained that the waters rose in 30 minutes. When it began to flood, one volunteer from Foundation for Life called for help. The water rose to flood the entire first floor so the large family had to all move upstairs – where they stayed for 2 weeks.  When I arrived with Foundation for Life staff, the mother started crying. The whole event was so traumatizing for her and her family both emotionally and physically because both her and her husband had strokes before the flood. Foundation For Life returns frequently to check on the family. When leaving, we were thanked continuously by the family.

You can still see the lines of where the flood waters rose and stayed. At a workshop I hosted, I saw someone knitting something. This would be one of the hats that would be distributed to children in the north and perhaps In future floods. Volunteers knitting hats and blankets for the oncoming cold season as well as for future disaster. 

Remnants of the flood - damaged door
Remnants of the flood - damaged door
Apr 26, 2012

Part 2, Emergency Flood Relief Operations

Part 2, Emergency Flood Relief Operations

         At the height of the Flood in Bangkok, an urgent phone call came to our office for help. Our Volunteer, Staporn was on the other end of the line, and she sounded very anxious, as she related how the floodwater had filled her home overnight, as the family was sleeping. She was very worried for her parents, both of whom had stroke and were not able to move with ease (especially her dad, who was wheelchair bound). The sales of food and water was also in shortage, and medication was scarce.

With this call for help, the Foundation for Life decided to once again round up volunteers to cook, pack and deliver food, water, medication, portable toilets etc. to this volunteer and those who live in her neighbourhood.

Again we have a video clip of the Emergency Flood Relief Operations for your viewing, as it would show you what it was like at that time. Kindly link to the following website below:

http://youtu.be/B2dgN4Tc7Dc

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

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