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Project: A safe haven for hill tribe children
Partner: Bahn Ruam Jai
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 40 - 50
 children
Project Cycle: 2012 - 2015
Total Budget: €149.930  ($193.163)

The objectives of safe haven Bahn Ruam Jai are to provide shelter and a safe environment free from drugs and sexual abusel, promote informal and formal education, protect children’s human rights, encourage self-confidence and develop social skills.

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Project: Ah Shee's Clubfoot
Partner: Burma Children Medical Fund
Location: Mae Sot ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 1
 Child
Project Cycle: November 2012 - October 2016
Total Budget: €2.637  ($3.288)

Ah Shee was born prematurely at the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot in western Thailand. She was very weak at birth and was born with clubfoot in both her feet. A four-year journey of medical treatment and surgery takes place to ensure Ah Shee can take her first steps.

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Project: Boarding house renovations
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 21
 Children
Project Cycle: June
Total Budget: €375  ($464)

In April 2012 heavy rainfall badly damaged the roofs on the boys and girls dormitories. As a result water began leaking into the dormitories and the 21 children had to sleep in wet and unhealthy conditions. Thanks to one of our generous sponsors we were able to co-fund the renovations of both dormitories, ensuring that the children continued to live in a healthy environment.

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Project: Boys dormitory extension
Partner: Safe Haven Orphanage
Location: Ban Tha Song Yang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 35
 Boys
Project Cycle: 2014
Total Budget: €1.935  ($2.540)

After taking in an extra 10 children, six of whom were boys, the dormitory for boys at Safe Haven Orphanage reached its capacity. Thanks to one of our sponsors the dormitory was extended ensuring that all 35 boys sleep in a safe and protected environment.

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Project: Care for children with down syndrome
Partner: NMRWC
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2010
Total Beneficiaries: 2
 children
Project Cycle: 2010 – 2015
Total Budget: €700  ($840)

Two children with Down Syndrome, Yig (7) and Siouw (5) were growing up in a poor hill tribe community where proper care was inaccessible. They now live in the fitting and stimulating environment of a home for children with special needs. They live there with other children of the same age and with similar cognitive disabilities.

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Project: Classroom extension, new textbooks and more
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 58
 Children
Project Cycle: May - July 2015
Total Budget: €1.630  ($1.818)

In 2015 the number of students that enrolled in the beginning English class at TVLC exceeded the classroom capacity, resulting in over 20 students squeezed into a small room. We secured funds from one of our sponsors to extend the classroom and fund their other urgent needs.

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Project: Community centre for elderly and disabled people
Partner: Warm Heart Foundation
Location: Huay Sai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Project Cycle: October 2011 – March 2012
Total Budget: €2.400  ($2.880)

Philanthropy Connections identified a sponsor to fund the renovation of an old school building in the village of Huay Sai. The school has transformed into a centre where services are offered to people with a physical disability and senior citizens.

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Project: Donation of winter clothes
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 350 - 400
 Refugees
Project Cycle: November 2015
Total Budget: €0 (Donations in-kind)  ($0)

In 2015 after seeing a presentation of our work, the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC) told us that they collect clothes once a year to donate and were interested in a project to support. Aware of the situation in Koung Jor, we proposed to CMIRC that they donate winter clothing to the camp.

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Project: Dormitory renovation and toilet construction
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90
 students, teachers and volunteers
Project Cycle: March 2017 – May 2017
Total Budget: €2.930  ($3.450)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. One of the dormitories and the sanitary facilities were in dire need of an upgrade.

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Project: Electricity for evening classes
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 510
 refugees
Project Cycle: March 2013 – August 2015
Total Budget: €1.950  ($2.527)

Public areas inside the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp depend on electricity including the IT and English classrooms and street lights over the camp’s dirt roads. We were able to support the price increase ensuring the evening classes continued running and the dirt roads were well lit ensuring better safety for adults and children.

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Project: Emergency aid for a water pump and gap financing
Partner: Bahn Ruam Jai
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 40
 Children
Project Cycle: October 2012
Total Budget: €3.325  ($4.315)

Bahn Ruam Jai, a safe haven to 40 children in dire need of support after its main sponsor stopped funding some of the expenses and the water pump broke. We were able to help and secure funding to replace the water pump and cover the most urgent needs.

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Project: Excursion for children with cognitive disabilities
Partner: NMRWC
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 25
 children
Project Cycle: December 2011
Total Budget: €100  ($133)

Every year, Yig, Siouw and their friends, leave the centre where they are being cared for, to go day tripping. In 2011, this yearly outing was almost cancelled due to a € 100 (!) shortage. But when good friends of Philanthropy Connections found out about this, they immediately offered to pay for these costs.

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Project: Flood damages at Bahn Ruam Jai
Partner: Bahn Ruam Jai
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 40
 children
Project Cycle: November 2011
Total Budget: €2.000  ($2.494)

A large flood hit Chiang Mai which forced the caretakers and children of Bahn Ruam Jai, a safe haven, to evacuate to the second floor of the building for four days. We were able to help with the replacement and repair of damaged items to ensure that the children could continue living in a healthy environment.

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Project: Food, medicine and boys dormitory renovation
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90
 students, teachers and volunteers
Project Cycle: August 2016 - December 2016
Total Budget: €3.341  ($3.926)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Occasional donations by individual donors were not sufficient to secure food, medicine and the much needed renovation of one of the dormitories. We came in to help.

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Project: Hot showers, office room and more for orphanage
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 12
 children and adults
Project Cycle: January - March 2016
Total Budget: €2.460  ($2.682)

Mary Sweet Home Orphanage was in need of a hot shower system during the winter season, an office block for the teachers to have a space to prepare lessons and more. We connected the orphanage to one of our sponsors who funded these needs and agreed to fund additional needs.

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Project: Mushroom farm at boarding house
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 20
 children
Project Cycle: March 2013
Total Budget: €250  ($325)

The boarding house inside Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp is home to displaced and orphaned Shan children. To meet their nutritional needs, and in response to the rising cost of food, a caregiver at the home approached us to discuss establishing a mushroom farm.

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Project: Neonatal equipment for clinics
Partner: Mae Tao clinic and SRMU clinics
Location: Thai-Burma border area ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 4
 medical clinics
Project Cycle: September 2011
Total Budget: €6.500  ($8.946)

Medical facilities have been set up in the camps to provide care for refugees along the Thai-Burma border, but there is a vast lack of funds to purchase much needed equipment. We connected four clinics in need with an organisation that supports educational, healthcare and sanitation initiatives in Southeast Asia.

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Project: New boys dormitory building
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 18
 students
Project Cycle: April 2017 – June 2017
Total Budget: €3.785  ($4.450)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Thanks to our overall support they can welcome more eligible students. To accommodate them we built a new dormitory.

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Project: Operating costs for Burma Children Medical Fund
Partner: Burma Children Medical Fund
Location: Mae Sot ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Project Cycle: February - June 2014
Total Budget: €1.921  ($2.300)

At our recommendation, one of our sponsors paid a visit to the Burma Children Medical Fund patient house and sparked his interest in supporting the various needs of the project.

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Project: Renovations to refugee home
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 1
 family
Project Cycle: February 2011
Total Budget: €682  ($801)

Renovations to a refugee shelter improved the family’s living conditions and guaranteed that they could live in a dry, secure hut where the rainy season would no longer be a concern to them.

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Project: RICD mobile workshop
Partner: RICD
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 1.700
 people with disabilities (per year)
Project Cycle: July 2011
Total Budget: €37.500  ($53.633)

The RICD Wheelchair Project faced a serious challenge as staff depended on the availability of hospital vehicles to distribute wheelchairs to remote areas. We were able to secure funds to purchase a van that has been modified into a mobile work unit and now delivers wheelchairs and mobility aids throughout Thailand, parts of Laos, Burma and Malaysia.

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Project: Solar panels
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 6
 families
Project Cycle: September 2011
Total Budget: €300  ($412)

The Thai government sees Koung Jor Shan Refugee camp as a temporary solution and electricity is only supplied to public areas of the camp. We were able to provide six families with solar panels for their huts, so they could continue with their activities at night.

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Project: Solar panels upgrade
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 85
 families
Project Cycle: May - July 2015
Total Budget: €14.086  ($15.736)

Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp is seen as a "temporary" home to Burmese migrants and electricity is only provided to public spaces. Solar panels on the huts had deteriorated and only provided 20 minutes of light and an upgrade was urgently needed.

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Project: Staircase and roof repairs for TVLC
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 50 - 70
 children
Project Cycle: March 2017 – May 2017
Total Budget: €859  ($1.011)

A young child slipped on the wet and muddy stairs at the Tomato Village Learning Center. Fortunately this time nothing serious happened. We wanted to prevent this from happening again in the future, with even worse consequences. An informal chat with one of our donors led to the sponsoring of a completely new staircase.

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Project: Supplies for New Blood School
Partner: New Blood School
Location: Mae Sot ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 500
 Students
Project Cycle: April 2013

New Blood School provides educational opportunities for children of migrant workers and a safe home for 200 students. We facilitated two visits to the project with one of our sponsors and he committed to supporting urgent needs of the project.

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Project: Tools for RICD Wheelchair Project
Partner: RICD
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 1.700
 people with disabilities (per year)
Project Cycle: March 2014
Total Budget: €5.000  ($6.875)

The RICD Wheelchair Project provides and adapts wheelchairs and mobility aids to meet the specific requirements of each individual. In 2014 the tools the Wheelchair Project staff used to maintain and modify the wheelchairs were more than a decade old and worn out.

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Project: Winter packages for mountain villages
Partner: Creating Balance Thailand
Location: Chiang Rai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 60
 children and adults
Project Cycle: November 2015
Total Budget: €989  ($1.110)

Preparing families in the mountainous villages in northern Thailand for the winter season by providing packages with warm clothes and blankets.

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