Emergency Food Support for 1.000 Families

Emergency Food Support for 1.000 Families

Project Details

Project:Emergency Food Support for 1.000 Families
Location:Fang, Mae Ai and Chai Prakan Districts,
Sponsorship Started:2021
Duration:July + Aug 2021
Budget: €15.097 ($17.768)
Total Beneficiaries:1000+
 migrant worker families

Summary

During Phase 3 of the Covid-19 pandemic the Thai government enforced regulations and measures including lockdowns and the establishment of check points to control the spread of the disease.
A survey by our partner FCHG, revealed the following problems common to many of the people affected:
– Their employers cannot sell their products, or products are sold at a very low price, resulting in unpaid or indefinitely deferred wages.
– Most families of 6-8 people only have 1-2 members that have any kind of employment.
– For many of them, there is only 4-5 days work per month.
– Local outbreaks of Covid-19 and subsequent establishment of checkpoints make it impossible to travel elsewhere to find work.
– They have no support from government agencies, and no other organisation to support them.

Background

The Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG) is a grassroots organisation in Northern Thailand. Its mission is to address the health and human rights needs of the Shan migrants (many undocumented) who live and work in migrant camps on agricultural farms in Fang district.
FCHG strives to improve the quality of life and opportunities for these Shan migrant workers and to help the community help itself. One of FCHG’s greatest assets is that it is created, developed and staffed by members of the migrant community it serves.

During Phase 3 of the Covid-19 pandemic, migrant workers in three districts (Fang, Mae Ai, and Chai Prakan) were unable to provide enough food for their families. PCF and our implementing partner the Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG) have identified 32 areas in these districts that need the most help.

Goals and Results

Between 19 July 2021 to 2 August 2021 the FCHG team distributed food supply packages to migrant worker families in the targeted 32 areas in the 3 districts.

Although FCHG initially requested a budget to support 1.000 families, they actually distributed food packages to 1.020 families. Of the additional 20 families, 15 were either not at home during the survey or had moved into the area after the survey took place. As these additional families were in great need, FCHG divided the food equally amongst all the 1.015 families. These 15 families were in Ban Mueang Rae and Pang Khwai village.

FCHG were able to obtain a discount on the food purchases which was spent on purchasing 5 additional sets of food supplies for 5 people with disabilities.

The FCGH team would like to pass on the “gladness, delight and gratefulness” from the families to our sponsors for all their support.

The food supplies consisted of;
• 1.020 bags of rice (15 kg/bag)
• 4.028 bottles of cooking oil
• 1.020 cans of dried beans

Sponsors

  • British Community Foundation in Thailand for the Needy | 100.800 THB
  • Rob Rijnders & Carla Rijnders-Matti | 1.500 EUR (57.728 THB)
  • Anonymous | 8.206 USD (268.336 THB)
  • Anonymous | 120.000 THB
  • Zeeshan Ahmed | 10.000 THB
  • Kristin (Thida) and Nest Reypens | 24.000 THB

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On this special day, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the committed educators, who are shaping the future of children, not only within our borders but also across the globe.
Philanthropy Connections is delighted to support educational projects that empower and uplift more than 200 teachers across Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Through initiatives by our partners such as Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center (BNSCLC), Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL), Friends Without Borders (FWB), Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organisation (KAKO), Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC), Lahu Women Organization (LWO), and Fortune Community Health Group (FCHG), we aim to bring about positive changes in the lives of these unsung heroes and, through them, in the lives of the thousands of children they teach with enthusiasm and care.
Visit our website: https://philanthropyconnections.org/project_type/education/ to learn more about the impactful projects weve undertaken to enhance education and support our teachers. Your continued support fuels our mission to create a brighter and more equitable future through education.
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We have incredible news to share! Ban Pang Huay Tad School, Ban Mae Mu School, and Ban Wiang Wai School, nestled in the heart of remote villages, have just received a lifeline for their young learners. 📚✏️
🌍 These schools face numerous challenges due to their isolated locations, with limited access to essential stationery items. But thanks to the generosity of the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy (BCTFN), things are looking up!
🖊️ The stationery package they provided includes pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, blue pens, correction fluid, rulers, coloured pencils, drawing books, and writing notebooks. These might seem like everyday items to many of us, but for the children in these remote village communities, theyre a true luxury, opening doors to knowledge and creativity. 🌈🎨
📚 These supplies are pivotal to the educational development of these young students, enabling them to actively engage in their studies and nurture their creative abilities.
A massive THANK YOU goes out to BCTFN for their generous donation of THB 68.000 which has significantly improved the lives of these students and brightened their educational journey.
Lets celebrate this incredible act of kindness and keep supporting rural education! 🙏❤️
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