Living Waters Phuket Foundation – Building Brighter Futures

With Covid-19 numbers increasing in both Phuket as well as Thailand as a whole, Living Waters Phuket met with government officials to discuss the pressing issue around the supply of Home Isolation Life Bags.

There remains a growing and desperate need for life bags, which we continue week on week to supply. However, we are looking at other strategic ways to give individuals and organizations hope for a brighter future.

One of this week’s highlights was the delivery of 2 new sewing machines to Seeds Of Change (SOC). With renewed passion, they have been working with great energy and enthusiasm on expanding their project. They recently partnered with Phuket Nature Elephant Reserve to sell their beautiful recycled fabric elephants here, which are selling well already. In addition, SOC hopes to develop more partnerships with other organizations, to help people see what can be achieved sustainably through education and cooperation.

One Life Bag costs just 140 THB and can feed a family of 4 people for up to 4 days. Please donate to help those in need, any amount is appreciated: Weeboon

Networking in the Community:

This week, the Foundation met with several community leaders, including:

Food Security Update:

Life Bag Packing / Distribution Update

  • 2,500 life bags were packed and distributed in the 7 days (leading up to 25th February)
  • There have been various discussions with government officials regarding the provision of Home Isolation Life Bags, and we look forward to updating you on this in due course


The Phuket News:

Advertorial around record turnaround times from application to completion for Living Waters Phuket; specifically for the BanYa Literacy and Learning Center for over 400 ATK test kits to allow children to return to school:


We are grateful for all donations to our Weeboon campaign for Life Bag Food Supply which has raised a total of 431,600 THB. In addition, donations totaling 308,975 THB have been made directly to the Foundation.

Approved Projects in Progress:

  1. Seeds of Change

This project saw funding for sewing machines which have now been delivered to their Vocational Sewing Centre, located at The Good Shepherd Migrant Work Centre Phuket (GMSW). This initiative provides employment alternatives and skills development for young Thai or migrant people. In addition, the sourcing of an empty shop in a local hotel gives SOC the opportunity for increased retail sales, a more visible presence and will help with student employment.


  1. 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. It is currently awaiting dates for the go-ahead.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


Completed Projects:

  1. 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.

  1. The Red Cross Back To School

This completed partnership between Living Waters Phuket and the Red Cross where LWP provided the 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  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.

  1. 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 chance to continue gaining an education. Funding will cover 1 full year of schooling needs for around 35 children.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Weekly Summary

Living Waters Phuket continues to organize, pack and distribute vital Life Bags, as well as looking for more strategic solutions to the current crisis such as new Home Isolation Life Bags. In addition, the Foundation continues to work together in the community and has facilitated individuals and organizations to come together for greater project awareness and success.

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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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.