Living Waters Phuket Foundation – Building Brighter Futures

Living Waters Phuket continued to pack and distribute Life Bags, through this challenging week where the dire need has once again increased. Unfortunately, this is mainly due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant which is having a detrimental effect on the improving situation we had just started to see in Phuket and Thailand as a whole.

With the high season now forced to end prematurely; from the postponement of Test and Go which has drastically affected tourism numbers, with higher cancellation rates expected, the spread of the new variant, and increased community quarantines – we are now seeing a serious impact on the tourism sector as a whole. This leads to a negative impact on revenue generation during the normal ‘high season’ and the ramifications of all of this combined is that the communities we support need more help now from us, right now.

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Food Security Update:

Life Bag Packing / Distribution Update

  • The number of Life Bags packed in the last week has increased to meet the needs of a sadly deteriorating situation and to meet requests for support from our community leaders
  • These bags provide staple household items including oil, rice, noodles, sauces, tinned fish, washing powder, soap, etc. for a family of up to 4 people for around 5 days

Fundraising

Please donate to our causes and help those in need at this critical time; with the high season forced to end prematurely, the drastic decline in tourism, and the spread of the new variant we need to support the community in this deteriorating situation. Please follow the link to donate, any amount is appreciated: Weeboon

Approved Projects in Progress:

1. Wheelchair Assistance Initiative

This project saw funding for Administration purposes from our Foundation with purchase funding from The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints to purchase 1,800 wheelchairs for The Red Cross Phuket for use in hospitals, clinics and vaccination centers across Thailand to assist those with mobility issues. This project is in process and the wheelchairs are being distributed and tracked.

2. Education Assistance

The Board has awarded funding and the project to help with educational opportunities for HIV-positive Thai Children at the Life Home Project is underway. We look forward to updating you in the next few weeks.

3. Disadvantaged Students Project

The Foundation has provided funding for Phuket Has Been Good To Us and this project is now in progress to allow 500 disadvantaged students access to a new computer lab.  This is a joint project with The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.

4. Under Privileged Children

The provision of portable water for 300 students at the Coconut Island School, as well as critical equipment for the school’s kitchen including a fridge, freezer, and fans, are approved and in progress. This is expected to be completed by next week.


Completed Projects:

1. Sustainable Farming and Food Production – Phase 2

The Kathu Wittaya School’s phase 2 funded project is now complete. This was around sustainable education for farming and food production and the provision of buildings to help store and sell the food from the funded phase 1 project.

 

2. The Good Shepherd

The project for The Good Shepherd for Solar Panel Installation for the Good Shepherd Phuket Town (GSPT) Learning Centre is now completed.

 

3. Phuket Has Been Good To Us

Living Waters Phuket Foundation completed this project to fund and provide brand new IT equipment for over 500 disadvantaged children for the school. This project helped teachers, volunteers, and administrators to be able to deliver their English classes more effectively and efficiently.

 

4. Kathu Wittya School

The Sustainable Education on Farming and Food Production (phase 1) is completed. This long-term initiative was designed around teaching almost 1,000 children how to farmland using proven Thai techniques and processes in order to produce and harvest food.

 

5. Super Life Bags

This completed project was the largest single order of life bag supplies in the last 21 months and saw over 8,700 large bags packed and delivered to Phuket and the surrounding areas in November 2021, helped by Government officials and 5 Star Marine.

 

Weekly Summary

With the start of 2022 came new challenges arising from the rapidly spreading Covid-19 variant, community quarantines and the premature end of what should be our high season with the postponement of Test and Go; Living Waters Phuket Foundation remains 100% devoted to helping the most vulnerable communities and providing assistance to projects which address urgent needs around food security, child safety, education, and sustainability.

We continue to support our community, through this extremely difficult start to the year.


Please contact us for more information.

Living Waters Phuket

+66 99 341 6799 | [email protected] com

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Shaun Stenning is a founding member of Living Waters Phuket. After spending 2 years purchasing, packing and delivering Life Bags Shaun Stenning and his family set up Living Waters Phuket to further there efforts in supporting the Phuket and wider Thailand Community.