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 | Oct 18, 2022
Reaping the Rewards

By Margaret Grainger | Vice President

Our wood craftsman excited to sell his pieces!
Our wood craftsman excited to sell his pieces!

Teaching people job skills is a great idea, but if there is no where to sell the wares then the project has little value. Our training programs in cooking, furniture/ woodwork crafts, gardening and sewing do not produce enough items to be able to sell in stores. It is expensive to open up a shop with the cost of rent, staff and other overheads. The Hand to Hand Foundation is always looking for opportunities to help people sell their products at fairs, fetes and other events, however, due to covid lock downs these events have been very sparse and not well attended.

We have had  a lot of success in selling goods to sponsors and companies who come to visit! (Beware if you visit us, you may leave with lots of new items!) The month of October has no major events of festivals so on October 1st, Hand to Hand worked with the 'Sanook' water park to host an 'Oktoberfest!' It was a huge success with hundreds of people coming. There were lots of games for kids to play, entertainment and of course a german beer tent. 

All of these people needed to be fed and the participants in our cooking program made everything from spring rolls, thai curries, spicy salads, snow cones and bakery items.  People made sure their furniture and woodwork pieces were finished and there were lots of plants for sale. The day was a huge success with some people even requesting orders!

It was wonderful to see the participants see the fruit of their labour and reap the rewards of their hard work and diligence. 100% of the money made by these projects went to the people who worked and not into the general Hand to Hand Foundation account. The goal of this project is to train and equip people with skills so that they can become financially independent and this was a great step forward!

Thank you for all your support that makes this training possible. The skilsl bring not only income but self esteem and a hope for the future too!

Learning how to present items for sale.
Learning how to present items for sale.
Beutiful plants grown from seeds.
Beutiful plants grown from seeds.
Brownies from the bakery were a big hit!
Brownies from the bakery were a big hit!
Hand made and painted marzipan fruits.
Hand made and painted marzipan fruits.
Happy customers and vendors!
Happy customers and vendors!
Our cooks were busy all day!
Our cooks were busy all day!
Satisfied customers!
Satisfied customers!

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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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