Strengthen Families in Thailand

by Family Connection Foundation
Strengthen Families in Thailand

One of the ways that The Family Connection Foundation is helping families in Thailand has been to meet needs during Covid through direct aid. Thailand relies on tourism for about 20% of it's GDP and exports of good and services for about 60% of GDP. It goes without saying that a pandemic that shuts down tourism and factories has caused substantial economic hardship for families as some or all of household income is lost. Our direct aid food program, Bread For Life, has been able to partner with the local government to provide food and supplies to thousands of families in need. Another one of our programs will be partnering with the Mental Health Crisis Assessment & Treatment Team from their local Department of Health to conduct mental health evaluations and provided food and supplies to 75 families who lost loved ones to Covid-19. They made their first visit this week to a mother who lost both her husband and parents to Covid. We thank you for your partnership as you enable us to serve families in Thailand!

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Another way that FCF is meeting the needs of families is through supporting the dental care project of the Together We Serve team. Because the number of dentists in Thailand is low compared to the population, rural communities often don't have access to dental care. Together We Serve visits these rural areas with a focus on giving children access to quality dental care. In recent months they traveled to many schools in the rural areas of Chiangmai (Borkhew, Maehia) and Nan province. The children we provided dental care to are from hill tribe families in typically very poor areas. Almost all of the kids we talk to in schools say they don't have a toothbrush in their home. We're thankful that we can visit them, provide them with dental care products, and teach them how to brush correctly in order to help them prevent cavities. We provide a dental checkup and send them home with toothbrushes and toothpaste. In recent months, our team was so glad to be able to give big, healthy smiles to over 800 kids who came down from mountain villages to join the dental care activities. Thank you for helping FCF support projects like Together We serve!

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The Family Connection Foundation partners with RICD Wheelchair project and recently provided food to 1000 families. These were all families affected by disabilities. As the need for food has grown during the COVID pandemic, families with disabilities are especially affected. It was a wonderful opportunity to strengthen families by providing the basic needs of love and food to those most in need. Food packages included basic things such as a large bag of rice, cooking supplies such as oil or sauce, and other dry goods that are typically used to make meals in Thailand. Be sure to check out the linked video to see how FCF and it's partners are serving families in Thailand. Thank you for helping make this possible!

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Family Connection Foundation

Location: Muang, Chiang Mai - Thailand
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Marcus Fey
Muang, Chiang Mai Thailand
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