Our Projects

Projects form the essence of Philanthropy Connections. Our team is dedicated to bringing expertise, funding and hope to people living in poverty in our target area. Since 2011 we have supported over 70 projects benefiting more than 20.000 people.

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Scope

Currently we are involved in 27 active projects in Thailand, Cambodia and Burma and constantly investigate new ones. These are not big, well-known initiatives that can rely on a well-established network of international aid organisations. We actively search for projects that normally would remain invisible to potential donors. This is a barrier we help them to overcome.

The scope of our projects ranges from education to housing, health care, child care and other urgent needs. Project needs differ because not all communities face the same problems. If we would focus on only one area of aid, we would be blind to other urgent needs within a community.

Our goal is to effectively help in fields where help is really needed and to adapt our support to address the problems at hand.

Screening

Every potential project is screened during a period of thorough research and investigation to ensure it meets our criteria for project effectiveness, cost-efficiency, reliability/trustworthiness, and principles of non-discrimination and equality.

Funding

For projects that meet our criteria we will seek funding. Our strict procedures guarantee sponsors that we make their funds count and are used in the way they intended.

We remain closely in touch with all project leaders and make regular project visits. We actively stay involved in our projects and keep everyone informed through project reports, newsletters, website updates and social media.

27 active projects in 2017
Over 70 volunteers have helped PCF since inception
€147.000 spent on projects in 2017 (so far!)
Over 20.000 people reached by PCF since inception
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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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Project: Water, toilets, books and more
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 100 - 150
 residents from three different villages
Project Cycle: February – April 2014
Total Budget: €3.000  ($4.069)

In 2014, Dutch foundation 'The Flying Nuns' donated funds to a number of KAKO projects. The donation helped fund the installation of three toilets and four wells, home renovations for a poor family and the purchase of water filters, library books and school supplies.

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Project: University scholarship programme
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 2
 students
Project Cycle: November 2015 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €2.836  ($3.358)

The university scholarship programme supports secondary school scholarship students who want to continue with their studies after graduation. The programme covers the costs of school tuition, school uniforms, stationery, textbooks and food.

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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: Toilets in remote villages
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 150
 Families
Project Cycle: 2012 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €11.973  ($13.595)

An ongoing project that focuses on building toilets and improving the sanitation conditions in poor, remote villages surrounding Siem Reap.

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Project: Support for teacher salaries
Partner: Foundation for Applied Linguistics
Location: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 470
 students and teachers
Project Cycle: September 2017 - April 2018
Annual Budget: €29.770  ($35.500)

The Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL) supports the educational development for ethnic children in Thailand. They work with schools in remote villages in northern Thailand where minority children face huge difficulties due to a language gap between their local language and the Thai language used at school. FAL offers a specifically designed language programme targeted to improve the language skills of ethnic children.

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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: Supplementary scholarships for Shan youth
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 9
 students
Project Cycle: May 2016 - April 2017
Annual Budget: €510  ($575)

Shan scholarship students are supported with supplementary scholarships that cover their basic living costs such as clothing, hygienic needs and food. With the aid of academic and supplementary scholarships students have a better chance of succeeding in school, improving their livelihoods and helping their communities.

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Project: Stung Preah Srok Preschool
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 50
 preschool students
Project Cycle: November 2017 - October 2018
Annual Budget: €3.930  ($4.700)

Stung Preah Srok Preschool in Siem Reap Province suffered a decline in the quality of the services provided to its students. We helped by funding teacher trainings, the reintroduction of basic healthcare and nutritional supplements and an extra class to end overcrowding.

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Project: Stipend for English teachers
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: over 100
 students and teachers
Project Cycle: September 2016 – ongoing
Annual Budget: €2.046  ($2.406)

In Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp the leadership set up English classes to increase the opportunities for the children in the community once they are able to leave the camp. A small stipend for the teachers secures the continuity of this important programme.

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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: 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: 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: Seven libraries in remote villages
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 6.750
 children and adults
Project Cycle: June 2013 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €12.302  ($13.708)

In seven remote villages in Siem Reap province, libraries have been established to help the adults and children practice their reading and writing skills. The libraries provide books, magazines and daily newspapers to help the people stay informed.

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Project: Secondary school scholarships
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 4
 students
Project Cycle: November 2012 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €1.188  ($1.352)

A secondary school scholarship programme that gives students from underprivileged backgrounds the opportunity to complete their education, and open the door to better-paying jobs that would have previously been harder – if not impossible – to qualify for.

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Project: Scholarship fund
Partner: Toonpanya Foundation
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 2
 students
Project Cycle: May 2016 - March 2017
Annual Budget: €517  ($587)

The Toonpanya Foundation provides financial support to improve educational opportunities for children in need. We provided the funds for two students to bridge a year that was not yet covered for them.

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Project: Roof renovation for Koung Jor Nursery School
Partner: Shan Women's Action Network
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 120
 children
Project Cycle: October 2017 - November 2017
Annual Budget: €580  ($670)

A nursery with a leaking roof is no environment for children. Thanks to our sponsor, the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, and partnership with the Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN), we will ensure that the roof is renovated. The children and teachers at Koung Jor Nursery School will no longer have to worry about the rainy season or a leaking roof.

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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: 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: Renovating Guwa School
Partner: Arakanese Youth Network Society
Location: Guwa ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 180
 students
Project Cycle: June 2012
Total Budget: €1.500  ($1.870)

Arakanese Youth Network Society (AYNS) is committed to improving the education offered to children in Guwa, a poor fishing village on the Bay of Bengal. A priority in implementing their extensive plans is the renovation of a rundown school building.

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Project: Preschools in Cambodia
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 75
 children
Project Cycle: October 2013 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €15.220  ($18.250)

In remote villages surrounding Siem Reap we are expanding educational opportunities available to preschoolers, preparing them for primary school and providing the chance to be a "child" instead of falling behind their peers.

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Project: Orphanage staff salaries
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 5 - 10
 children
Project Cycle: April 2016 – March 2018
Annual Budget: €3.033  ($3.388)

The safe haven for parentless children, Mary Sweet Home orphanage in Piang Luang, northern Thailand has dedicated staff taking care of the children and providing them with a warm and supportive home. Our support provides a modest salary to enable them to do this work.

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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: Online training programmes
Partner: Foundation for Local Development
Location: Yangon ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 1.000
 students, teachers and indirect beneficiaries
Project Cycle: June 2011
Total Budget: €50.000  ($68.000)

An online Social Enterprise training course aimed to teach young people how to use the internet for study purposes, encourage them to think critically, develop their sense of social responsibility and convert all that into practical activities which benefit their communities.

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Project: New building for Kone Myint Thar Yor School
Partner: Lahu Women Organisation
Location: Kone Myint Thar Yor Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 65
 children
Project Cycle: March 2017 – May 2017
Total Budget: €13.840  ($16.270)

The primary school of Kone Myint Thar Yor village in eastern Shan state educates 65 children from eight villages in the area. The old school building was in terrible shape. The safety of the children was in jeopardy. We built a new school building, so the 65 children can learn in a safe and stimulating environment.

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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: 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: 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: Microcredits for women's group
Partner: Culture for micro Credit
Location: Taunggyi ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 120
 women
Project Cycle: November 2012
Total Budget: €800  ($997)

Women in Burma have limited access to the labour market and employment opportunities are often restricted to low-skilled jobs with marginal wages. An opportunity to help groups of women with microfinancing empowers them to set up small businesses of their own.

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Project: Karenni chilli making
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90
 students
Project Cycle: TBD
Annual Budget: €50.000 (setting up costs: €32.500 / 1-yr running costs: €17.500)  ($59.700)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. The centre is dependent on external support. To make the project self-sustainable, we work together with them to develop their home made product ‘Karenni chilli paste’ and bring it to scale.

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Project: Intensive English Career Bridging Program
Partner: Mehm Kan Kyi Education Network
Location: Mawlamyine ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 16
 students
Project Cycle: December 2015 - January 2017
Annual Budget: €18.270  ($19.325)

Intensive English Career Bridging Program is a one-year programme that includes a three-month internship, which was established to address the inequalities experienced by different ethnic groups in the Burmese border states. The programme targets talented young adults with leadership potential and a drive to promote change in their communities.

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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: 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: Food and medicine
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: January 2017 – March 2018
Annual Budget: €13.100  ($15.700)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Without the provision of food and medicine, many of the poorest students would not be able to attend.

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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: Facilitating donations after Nepal earthquakes
Partner: Yogdaan Foundation Nepal
Location: Kathmandu ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 210
 families
Project Cycle: September 2015
Total Budget: €20.430  ($22.228)

After two devastating earthquakes in Nepal we helped facilitate tax efficient donations that were used to construct emergency shelters for the affected communities.

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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: English language programme at orphanage
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 70 - 75
 students
Project Cycle: January 2016 - December 2016
Annual Budget: €4.268  ($4.516)

An English language programme is running for orphans and children living in Piang Luang village. Students learn language skills that will give them the opportunity to further their education at a vocational training centre or tertiary institution and increase their job options.

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Project: English language classes for migrant children
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 50-70
 children
Project Cycle: May 2017 – April 2018
Annual Budget: €6.350  ($7.450)

Tomato Village Learning Center offers English lessons to children ages six to 18. Most of these children belong to Burmese migrant or ethnic minorities, which puts them at a disadvantaged position in society. Proficiency in the English language will give these children better job opportunities and with that comes improved livelihood options.

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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: 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: 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: Donation of winter clothes
Partner: Chiang Mai International Rotary Club
Location: Chiang Mai province ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 500
 children, adults and refugees
Project Cycle: November 2015 - ongoing
Annual 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. They have continued this kind of support to Koung Jor and many more of our partners every year since.

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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: 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: Care for two children
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 2
 children
Project Cycle: April 2016 – ongoing
Annual Budget: €1.350  ($1.550)

Two very young children, due to very unfortunate circumstances, lost the care of their parents. Mary Sweet Home Orphanage took them in and provides them with a loving and supportive home.

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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: Capacity building programme for Red Lahu women
Partner: Kids Ark
Location: Ban Hoy Muang Nai village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 30
 Women
Project Cycle: January 2016 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €10.513  ($11.466)

A one-year capacity building programme to teach women of ethnic minorities weaving skills and educate them on nutrition, health care, human rights and community service.

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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: 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: Boarding house for Shan youth
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 15
 Children
Project Cycle: May 2016 - April 2017
Annual Budget: €6.779  ($7.697)

The boarding house offers up to 20 children an environment that is as close to a normal family life as possible. They attend the local Thai school and learn English, Shan, Burmese and computer skills at the camp in the evenings.

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Project: Baan Pha Lai Community School
Partner: Inter Mountain Peoples’ Education and Culture in Thailand
Location: Chiang Dao ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 55
 students and teachers
Project Cycle: May 2017 - April 2018
Annual Budget: €35.000  ($41.000)

80 Preschool students from 13 marginalised ethnic minority groups near Chiang Dao in northern Thailand saw the funding of their school drying up. We could avoid the closing of their school thanks to a generous sponsor.

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Project: Baan Huay Hin Lad Nok Community School
Partner: Hin Lad Nok Community School
Location: Chiang Rai province ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 20
 students
Project Cycle: September 2017 - April 2018
Annual Budget: €7.610  ($8.830)

The Baan Huay Hin Lad Nok Community School provides quality education to children in a rural village in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Their education programme combines formal education with local education methods, which helps to preserve the local traditions and provide useful knowledge relevant to the community. Our support provides for the operating costs, education materials and the funding for an income generating beekeeping project.

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Project: Aid after floods
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 250
 families
Project Cycle: November 2011
Total Budget: €3.200  ($4.338)

In 2011 heavy rains caused severe flooding in Cambodia which affected hundreds of thousands of families and many villages were in a state of emergency. We were able to help these families with emergency food and seeds for fast growing vegetables and rice.

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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: Access to English language education
Partner: Mehm Kan Kyi Education Network
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 400 - 500
 Students
Project Cycle: 2011
Total Budget: €0 (free advice)  ($0)

Proficiency in English greatly benefits students when applying to tertiary educational institutions or for better job opportunities. Since 2011 five learning centres have opened in Burma and we have provided advice as needed.

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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: 60 scholarships
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 60
 students
Project Cycle: January 2017 – October 2017
Annual Budget: €15.515  ($18.240)

60 scholarship students - some of the poorest children in Siem Reap province - would have lost their chance to go to school by 1st January 2017 because they lost their funding. We were able to guarantee the continuation of their education.

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