Living Waters Phuket Foundation – Building Brighter Futures

Weekly Highlights:

Our emergency food relief life bag donations continue to be fulfilled weekly; however, we are optimistic to reach a time when we hope they will no longer be needed.

Having successfully completed several varied projects over the last few months, we are now able to use this experience gained towards building a brighter post-pandemic future.

Our Back to School Projects have been essential in getting children into education; some of our projects so far have funded the supply of uniforms, books, and even Covid-19 test kits to children who would otherwise be excluded from schooling.

In addition, the Foundation is looking at ways to improve learning experiences. This may be as simple as supplying clean drinking water, (one of our completed projects for a school on Coconut Island), improving sanitation or replacing badly leaking infrastructures, etc. Others have been more complex initiatives such as supplying equipment for a computer lab, (the one we completed with a Kamala School), and plan to repeat in Koh Samui; or building a storeroom and shop for pupils of Kathu Wittaya School so they can learn the principals of sustainable farming and grow to produce to harvest and sell.

These are just a very few examples of where we hope to build on our experience of successful projects going forward.

We continue to support people in need of staple food supplies, many of whom are without work, if you would like to DONATE towards this cause, please click here: Weeboon (one life bag costs just 140 THB and can feed a family of 4 people for up to 4 days).


Networking in the Community:

  • LWP Foundation met with the Cherngtalay OrBorTor this week

Food Security Update:

Life Bag Packing / Distribution Update

  • 1,200 normal size life bags have been packed and distributed in Phuket (up to 25th March)

Fundraising

Our Weeboon campaign for Life Bag Food Supply has raised grand total of 554,200 THB. In addition, direct donations to Living Waters Phuket Foundation now total 703,975 THB.

Marketing:

The Phuket News editorial coverage around completed community projects was published online (20th March 2022):

Thailand Rob YouTube Interview

Approved Projects in Progress:

  1. Seeds of Change

Funded sewing machines have been 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.

  1. 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. This project is ongoing.

  1. 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.

 

Completed Projects:

  1. 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.

  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 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 change 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 farm land 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.

 

LWP remains 100% devoted to helping the most vulnerable communities.

 

Please contact us for more information.

Living Waters Phuket

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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.