EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS

by Hand to Hand Foundation
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Project Report | Mar 6, 2019
Progress of furnishing houses

By Margaret Grainger | Vice President

Completed chairs with table and shoe rack.
Completed chairs with table and shoe rack.

Our project has taken an exciting turn in an unexpected direction. A company was discarding 150 wooden pallets and we offered to take them away for free. Now we had to work out what to do with them!

Firstly two men from the slums sat for many weeks taking each one apart and stacking the timber. Then after looking at some pictures they used a hammer and nails to make some simple stools. Fortunately a volunteer offered his skills and he began to teach them some more skills. Next came some simple tables, then chairs and now they are building some very stylish, strong and versitile pieces which include closed in cupboards, shoe racks and much more.

Although the wood is free the nails, screws, varnish, sandpaper and tools are not. We have invested in a sander and the clever handymen have turned a donated saw into a table saw. All of these pieces are being used to furnish the homes we built and benefit the people living there. 

In order to continue the project we need more donations to buy more eqipment and consumables such as varnish sand sandpaper.

Thank you for your support. We are excited that we are now not only funishing new homes but creating jobs, developing skills and raising the self esteem for the poor and unskilled labourors. 

Completed table for use in the community areas.
Completed table for use in the community areas.
Single Chair with shoe rack
Single Chair with shoe rack
Using a home made table saw.
Using a home made table saw.
Table with storage
Table with storage
The salvaged timber from the pallets.
The salvaged timber from the pallets.
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Hand to Hand Foundation

Location: Pattaya - Thailand
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Project Leader:
Margaret Grainger
Pattaya , Chonburi Thailand
$33,428 raised of $40,000 goal
 
290 donations
$6,572 to go
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