Living Waters Phuket Foundation – Building Brighter Futures
“Firstly, everyone at the Living Waters Foundation would like to wish a very Happy New Year to one and all; we sincerely hope that you had a peaceful seasonal period, and send our warmest hopes for a positive and healthy 2022. Thank you to all those who have supported our cause, and we will continue our dedicated efforts throughout the new year to help those in need around food security, child safety, education and sustainability.” (Shaun Stenning, CEO and Founder of 5 Star Marine)
Living Waters Phuket Foundation utilized the quieter period during the seasonal celebrations and in the run-up to New Year to collectively regroup and re-assess projects under review or in progress. This time was also used to continue packing and distributing Life Bags, filled with staple food supplies, and donated to communities in need in and around Phuket.
Food Security Update:
Life Bag Packing / Distribution Update
- With the quieter period, we were able to take some time to pack and distribute our Life Bags for the new year period to those in need
- 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
- 1,500 life bags were packed on Thursday 30th December and are out for delivery on Friday 31st December.
We are grateful for all the new donations we have received in the last week, thank you to everyone who has donated to these vital causes. However, we are always in need of your donations, however large or small. Weekly updates on initiatives will be provided. Please follow the link to donate, any amount is appreciated:
Funding Application Update:
New applications have been slower to come in during this period, but the Foundation has still received a small number of proposed projects in the last week and is currently considering new grant applications from organizations around food security, child safety, education, and sustainability.
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 mid-January 2022.
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 a joint project with The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.
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.
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.
As we enter 2022 with the new challenges arising from different Covid-19 variants; Living Waters Phuket Foundation remains 100% devoted to helping the most vulnerable communities and providing financial aid assistance to projects which address urgent assistance around food security, child safety, education, and sustainability.
We continue to support our community, allowing them to build brighter futures for themselves, their families, and communities; and with this, we wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year.
Please contact us for more information.
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