It may take several more months to receive the funding required to commence the Landin slum preschool repairs as posted on Global Giving. As an alternative, we will be examining the repair needs of our other preschools and select one that can be completed with the funding we already have.
Quick background: When we opened our first preschool in Bangkok in 1973, very few poor Thai children went to school. Today, The Human Development Foundation operates 25 preschools throughout Bangkok's poorest neighborhoods. Currently 3,000 children attend our preschools. To date, over 35,000 poor children have graduated from our preschools and entered government primary schools.
Many of our current school structures need fans, toilets, roof and flooring repairs. We will contact you once we have selected a school in need of similar but less costly repairs as detailed in the Landin school project, and ask for your approval.
Graduating from our preschools has become a rite of passage for slum children in many Bangkok communities. Thank you so much for your support in this project and in all our efforts. Please visit our website - www.mercycentre.org. If you are ever in Bangkok, please visit our Mercy Centre!