Living Waters Phuket Foundation – Building Brighter Futures
This week we were proud to realize the ability of our Foundation to very swiftly respond to community needs. Within a week of receiving a grant application, the students and staff of BanYa Literacy Centre were back in their classrooms. This was made possible due to LWP funding and supplying 400 necessary and legally required Covid-19 test kits.
With the need for food supplies remaining in high demand, we were happy to roll out our joint initiative with the Phuket Hotels Association (PHA); a project to raise awareness and get hotels involved with funding Life Bags in their immediate community areas. The Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon became the first hotel to complete this Life Bag project, on Wednesday 9th February, when they packed and distributed 200 bags in their area.
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Networking in the Community:
This week, the Foundation met with leaders in the community including:
- The Governor of Phuket
- The President of The Red Cross Phuket
- Various district school leaders
Food Security Update:
Life Bag Packing / Distribution Update
- 1,500 life bags were packed and distributed in the last 7 days (leading up to 11th February)
- This was in addition to the 200 packed and distributed as part of the PHA Life Bags Initiative on 9th February
- The focus on Life Bags continues to be around communities in crisis from Covid-19 and getting more hotels across Phuket and the surrounding islands involved in helping out.
The Thaiger YouTube video: Challenges Remain in Phuket:
The Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon, PHA joint initiative Life Bags coverage:
We are grateful to all donation to our Weeboon campaign for Life Bag Food Supply which has raised another 6,000 THB in the last week bringing the total to 419,300 THB.
In addition, donations totaling 59,317 THB, have been made directly to the Foundation in the past week, bringing the total to 306,975 THB.
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Approved Projects in Progress:
- Seeds of Change
This sewing center support project saw funding to allow for sewing machines to be ordered for their Vocational Sewing Centre which is located at The Good Shepherd Migrant Work Centre Phuket (GMSW). The purpose is to provide employment alternatives and skills development for young Thai or migrant people.
- Koh Samui Life Bags
This new project aims to raise funds through donations, purchase food, pack Life Bags and distribute to communities in need on the island of Koh Samui. These bags will contain essential supplies such as rice, oil, fish, noodles, sauce etc and household goods like soap and detergent in appropriate quantities.
- The Red Cross Phuket
This wheelchair assistance project saw funding from our Foundation to purchase 1,800 wheelchairs for use in hospitals, clinics and vaccination centers across Thailand to assist those with mobility issues. This project is ongoing.
- Life Home Project
Education assistance funding has been paid, and the project to help with educational opportunities for HIV positive Thai Children at the Life Home Project is underway and the first progress report has now been delivered.
- The Good Shepherd BanYa Literacy and Learning Centre
This project saw record speed turnaround from grant application to funding for the purchase of ATK test kits for over 400 children in order for testing to take place to allow the school to reopen. This completed project was achieved in under a week, making it a rapid and successful project completed for everyone involved.
- The Red Cross Back To School
This completed partnership between Living Waters Phuket and the Red Cross where LWP provided equipment necessary to allow for 390 students across 13 schools in Phuket, to get back to school. Prior to this funding project, these students were unable to attend school as they did not have uniforms, school supplies, funds for transportation and the minimal fee to go to school.
- Disadvantaged Students Project
The Foundation has provided funding for Phuket Has Been Good To Us to allow 500 disadvantaged students access to a new computer lab. This project is now completed.
- 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 is completed. The acquittal report is currently being prepared.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tambon Phunai Koh Yao Yai Orphan Education Funding
The Foundation funded the purchase of school supplies for parentless children from this Orphanage in January 2022. LWP donated funds for school supplies and this directly allowed the children to return to school to get the change to continue gaining an education. Funding will cover 1 full year of schooling needs for around 35 children.
- Kathu Wittya School
The Sustainable Education on Farming and Food Production (phase 1) is complete. This long-term initiative was designed around teaching almost 1,000 children how to farm land using proven Thai techniques and processes in order to produce and harvest food.
- 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.
- Super Life Bags
This completed project was the largest single order of life bag supplies in the last 22 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.
We are excited to have new projects in Koh Samui, to further the reach of our Foundation, as well as continuing with vital education and hotel partnerships to increase the help to local communities.
This week saw a record turnaround time from grant application to completion, allowing 400 students to return to the BanYa Literacy and Learning Centre.
As Shaun Stenning, CEO of 5 Star Marine commented “This is exactly the type of work I started Living Waters Phuket for; to help people in our community who need it the most. In just under 4 months since establishing this Foundation, we are more than proud that our operations can assist vulnerable projects in efficiently quick turnaround times – this is something that is vital, in some cases every single day saved can make a huge difference.”
LWP remains 100% devoted to helping the most vulnerable communities.
Please contact us for more information.
Living Waters Phuket
+66 99 341 6799 | [email protected]
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