Living Waters Phuket Foundation – Building Brighter Futures
Emergency Food Relief Efforts – Lase week was yet another busy week with various food efforts. Marriott Bonvoy Hotel group packed and distributed 800 life bags in the Cherngtalay and Patong areas of Phuket. Living Waters Phuket Foundation (LWPF) also supplied cooked breakfast, lunch, and evening meals for the first time in several months.
You can donate to LWPF emergency food relief efforts here: Weeboon
Foundation Partnerships – Forming partnerships is at the very core, and extremely important to LWPF. Our joint initiative with the Phuket Hotels Association has seen the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio come on board. Their support and enthusiasm have been uplifting and we hope to work together on projects aside from emergency food relief in the future.
Joint Donation Support – LWPF are delighted to join with YouTuber Chris Parker, from Retired Working For You and his Thailand Pay It Forward initiative. Chris has been a strong supporter of our life bag program via his channel. As well as financial support, it was Chris who was instrumental in instigating the Koh Samui life bag project, in partnership with LWPF and Marriott Bonvoy Hotels and Resorts group.
Through LWPF, Chris’ subscribers can now make directed donations online to Pay It Forward. This means his projects are accountable, transparent and donors may receive tax receipts.
These are just two examples of where partnerships are forming to make a difference and help build brighter futures for those in need.
Networking in the Community:
This week LWPF met with various community leaders:
- Phuket Red Cross President
- General Manager of the JW Marriott
- General Manager of the Four Points by Sheraton
- Leader of the Marriott Southern Thailand Business Council
- Cherngtalay OrBorTor Mayor
Food Security Update:
Life Bag Packing / Distribution Update
- 1,600 Super Life Bags and 1,900 Special Life Bags were packed and distributed (up to 22nd April)
Provision of Cooked Meals
- 500 Evening Meals
- 500 Lunch Meals
- 500 Breakfast Meals
Phuket News coverage of the Marriott and LWPF food relief efforts:
Our LWPF Weeboon campaign for Life Bag Food Supply has raised a grand total to date of 575,586 THB.
In addition, donations made direct to LWPF now total 1,131,475 THB.
Donations this week through Weeboon to Pay it Forward (Retired Working For You) totaled 3,059 THB, with direct donations to Pay it Forward to date totaling 9,489 THB
Approved Funded Projects:
- Liamsiri Mar Hill Association
Their grant has been received and donations directed for a new fence at this center for people with Psychosocial disabilities. This organization aims to work together to create a welcoming environment and treat everyone with respect.
A grant has been awarded and this project is in the process to help fund English teaching for around 220 students at the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Kamala School, for the school year 2022 to 2023.
- The Red Cross Phuket
This project saw funding to purchase 1,800 wheelchairs for use in hospitals, clinics, and vaccination centers across Thailand to assist those with mobility issues. The first 200 are awaiting distribution.
- Life Home Project
Education assistance funding was provided, with this project helping with educational opportunities for HIV-positive Thai Children at this charity. The 2nd progress report has been received.
- Baan Lung Pitak Day Care Centre
Grant and works have been completed for a new school roof and kitchen upgrades to provide a safer environment for children aged 2-5 years to come every weekday, as the start of their social and educational journey.
- Seeds of Change
Funded sewing machines were delivered to the Vocational Sewing Centre, located at Good Shepherd Migrant Work Centre Phuket (GMSW). This initiative provides employment alternatives and skills development for young Thai or migrant people.
- Koh Samui Life Bags
This project raised funds through donations in order to purchase food, pack Life Bags, and distribute to communities in need on the island of Koh Samui. Over 1,800 ‘super’ life bags (supporting around 7,200 people) were packed and distributed across Koh Samui over a 3-day period in March 2022
- The Good Shepherd BanYa Literacy and Learning Centre
This project saw record speed completion 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 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 school supplies for children from this Orphanage in January 2022. LWP donated funds for supplies and this directly allowed the children to return to school. 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 farmland 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 in 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.
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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