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 100 projects benefiting more than 25.000 people.

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Scope

Currently we are involved in 31 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.

Non Discrimination Policy

We support organisations that do not discriminate against the beneficiaries of their services on the basis of person’s race, political orientation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability or any other additional status prohibited by applicable law.

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.

Facilitation and small help projects

From time to time we connect our partners or communities in need with resources or support that don’t always constitute a project or long-term sponsorship. Sometimes fulfilling a need is as simple as a facebook post and making a quick connection. A list of these facilitation or small help project can be found below.

– Mickey Mouse lamps for TVLC
– Garden seeds for BNSCLC
– Garden seeds for MSHO
– Printer for TVLC
– Laptop for KAKO scholarship student, Dok Srei-ny
– Recommendation letter for Yadanar Scholarship
– Scholarship for Khaing Tha Zi’s sister
– Pancake Adventure trip to KJSRC
– Job application coaching

22 active projects in 2019
Over 90 volunteers have helped PCF since inception
€292.000 spent on projects in 2019
Over 22.000 people reached by PCF since inception
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Project: 60 Secondary school scholarships
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 60  students
Project Cycle: November 2012 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €23.846  ($26.143)
Project Type:

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. Full Details


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 2020
Annual Budget: €12.104  ($13,270)

The School provides quality education to children in a rural village, combining formal education with local education methods to help preserve traditions and provide useful knowledge relevant to the community. Full Details


Project: Ban 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 -
Annual Budget: €35.014  ($38,386)
Project Type:

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. Full Details


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. Full Details


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: €2.345  ($2.770)
Project Type: ,

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. Full Details


Project: Chairs, table and water tank covering
Partner: Ban Pha Lai Community School
Location: Chiang Dao ,
Sponsorship Started: 2020
Total Beneficiaries: 55  students and teachers
Project Cycle: February 2020
Annual Budget: €600  ($)
Project Type:

In our recent visit we noticed that some of the students did not have any tables and chairs to sit on while eating their lunch. The water tank at the school also had no shelter and was completely exposed to the weather. Full Details


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, the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC) approached us for a project to receive their yearly donation of clothes. Aware of the situation in Koung Jor, we proposed to CMIRC that they donate winter clothing to the camp. Full Details


Project: Baan Huay Hin Lad Nok Community School Education Support
Partner: Baan Huay Hin Lad Nok Community School
Location: Chiang Rai province ,
Sponsorship Started: 2019
Total Beneficiaries: 3  students
Project Cycle: 2019 - 2020
Annual Budget: €3,980  ($4.315)

Supporting young students financially so they can afford to attend school. Paying for their uniform, books, transportation and meals without which their opportunities in life would be severely limited. Full Details


Project: Emergency food support
Partner: KJSRC
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: over 400  refugees
Project Cycle: November 2017 - December 2017
Annual Budget: €31.800  ($38.150)

In October, food support was cut off by another aid organisation to more than 6.000 Shan refugees living in six different camps - including our partner, Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC). However, thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors, especially the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, we are able to help out with the food shortage in KJSRC, by providing food as needed until funding is restored. Full Details


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 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €4.951  ($6.154)
Project Type: ,

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. Full Details


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
Annual Budget: €15.919  ($17,452)

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


Project: Free Food Campaign
Partner: Monsoon Tea, SWAN, KJSRC, FCHG
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2020
Total Beneficiaries: 200 meals per day plus food packages for 2100 people  
Project Cycle: March 2020 - June 2020
Annual Budget: €27.037  ($29.239)
Project Type:

Here in Chiang Mai the local population is much more dependent on tourist income and casual labour than most other Thai cities. The recent lockdown due to the pandemic has brought many people to the brink of desperation. It is estimated that 100.000 people are now unemployed with no financial safety net and none likely in the near future. Full Details


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)
Project Type:

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. Full Details


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. Full Details


Project: Loi Sarm Sip School
Partner: Fortune Community Health Group
Location: Loi Sarm Sip ,
Sponsorship Started: 2018
Total Beneficiaries: 27  students
Project Cycle: June 2018 - May 2020
Annual Budget: €9.000  ($10.470)

Located near the Thai-Burma border, Loi Sarm Sip school educates children from kindergarten to primary school. This project provides for the basic educational needs, school running costs, teacher salaries, and one meal per day for the 27 students. Full Details


Project: Multi-Lingual Education
Partner: Foundation for Applied Linguistics (FAL)
Location: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 470  students and teachers
Project Cycle: September 2017 - April 2018
Annual Budget: €34,468  ($37,788)
Project Type:

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


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
Annual Budget: €4.234  ($4.754)

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. Full Details


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)
Project Type:

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. Full Details


Project: Preschools in Cambodia
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: over 100  children
Project Cycle: October 2013 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €19,395  ($21.263)
Project Type:

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. Full Details


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. Full Details


Project: Secondary Scholarship Programme for Two Students
Partner: Ban Wanaluang School
Location: Mae Hong Son ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 2  students
Project Cycle: May 2017 - April 2020
Annual Budget: €6.304  ($7.367)
Project Type:

Education is so important to help break the cycle of poverty, but unfortunately for many in rural Thailand, getting that education has many barriers - and that is usually the cost. Thanks to several private sponsors, we are able to provide important scholarships to two aspiring and dedicated students. Full Details


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: €18.500  ($22.093)

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. Full Details


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: €3.820  ($4,235)
Project Type: ,

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. Full Details


Project: Strengthening Capacity of Border Karen Schools and Teachers in Karen State
Partner: Friends Without Borders (FWB) Foundation
Location: Ta Graeh, Karen State ,
Sponsorship Started: 2018
Total Beneficiaries: 53 (650)  teachers (students)
Project Cycle: 1st Nov 2019 - 31st Oct 2020
Annual Budget: €47.243  ($51.900)

By strengthening the capacity of Karen teachers in eight targeted schools, this project helps to support the well-being and quality of life for 650 border children and communities in conflict-affected areas on the Thai-Myanmar border. Full Details


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: €5.983  ($7.146)
Project Type:

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. Full Details


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)
Project Type: ,

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. Full Details


Project: Support for KAKO
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Project Cycle: 2017 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €21.900  ($27.020)
Project Type:

Because of the extent of our support to KAKO, we have taken on the overall administrative support of their operations. KAKO provides education, health care, sanitation and much more to thousands of some of rural Cambodians. We are happy to provide this support to KAKO so they do not have financial instability. Full Details


Project: Toilets in remote villages
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 174  Families and 1 school
Project Cycle: 2012 - ongoing
Annual Budget: €41.298 (total budget so far)  ($48.426 (total budget so far)
Project Type:

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


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)
Project Type:

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. Full Details