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 120 projects.
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Currently we are involved in 35 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
60 scholarship students - some of the poorest children in Siem Reap province - would have lost their chance to go to school because they lost their funding. We were able to guarantee the continuation of their education. Full Details
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
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
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
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
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
The boys shared bathroom and the roof to their dormitory were damaged and collapsing, leaving them without a safe place to live and sleep, and no clean room to bath or do their laundry. Full Details
4 monthly deliveries of essential basic food that was urgently needed to support 10 families in 5 villages in Northern Thailand. While the families have tried to grow some food at home, the drought has hit even this small supplement, and nothing grows. And with the economic downturn there is zero income for these ten families. Full Details
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
These scholarship students are supported with supplementary funding that covers 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
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
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
By keeping 10 schools open all year and giving special training to the teachers, this project ensures 3.700 at-risk children get an education even in such an insecure and conflict-affected area in Northern Myanmar. Full Details
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 1000 families in 32 areas in these districts that need the most help. Full Details
For Ban Pha Lai village community this resulted in all of the children failing their school year so Kru Oil, a former teacher at the community school and project co-ordinator, set up evening classes on her own but quickly found herself swamped by the number of students joining. 19.000 THB (500 Eur) paid for the stipend for 3 teachers for 3,5 months to teach 3 grades of 48 children EVERY NIGHT for 2 hours. Not letting this generation fall futher behind is a huge impact for very little money. Full Details
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
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
Located near the Thai-Burma border, Loi Sam Sip school educates children from kindergarten to primary school. This project provides for the basic educational needs, school running costs, 3 teachers and a cook's salaries, and one meal per day for the 44 students. Full Details
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
Building a school for a community of several villages that have no school, so that children can have a chance to get an education and learn Burmese, opening the door to opportunities that the community never had available to them before. Full Details
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
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
The project provides full financial support for 3 university students from underserved ethnic groups living along the boarder area in Tak province. Currently two students are studying Geo-Cultural Management and the third is studying Education for Community Development. Full Details
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
The project rebuilt schools and teachers' dormitories worn with time and to repair schools affected by the storm on May 20, 2020. These repairs are crucial for the safety and well being of students and teachers to able to continue with their education. Full Details
After a late night fire burnt down the school in October 2021, the community came together to help reconstruct the building, overcoming severe difficulties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Full Details
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
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
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
By strengthening the capacity of Karen teachers in eight targeted schools, this project helps to support the well-being and quality of life for 617 border children and over 350 families in 9 communities in conflict-affected areas on the Thai-Myanmar border. Full Details
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
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 the most underserved of rural Cambodians. We are happy to provide this support to KAKO to give them the financial stability they require. Full Details
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