Phuket Sunshine Village A Home for Underprivileged Children

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Phuket Sunshine Village A Home for Underprivileged Children

Phuket Sunshine Village   Phuket Sunshine Village
A Home for Underprivileged Children

Dr. Supaluck Kanchanamethakul, Managing Director of Phuket Sunshine Village
Miss Nattisa Taebanpakoon, Director of Phuket Sunshine Village

The Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation was established after the tsunami disaster hit Asia in 2004 to provide a home for tsunami orphans. Now however, it is a refuge for all homeless children as well as for those from a dysfunctional family or victims of abuse.

Just after the disaster, the Lions Club Phuket Andaman Sea Branch got a donation from the global Lions Club and other organizations around the world. As well as providing immediate help to victims, serious thought was given as how to provide long-term sustainable help and finally the club committee decided co-operate with the Child-Watch Phuket Association to build a children’s village for the orphans and other children in need.

Rather like a snowball rolling down a hill, other charitable organizations became involved, most notably, but by no means limited to, the French Red Cross, the Lions Club Phuket Pearl and the government of Luxemburg. The French Red Cross took full responsibility for the construction of the village and it was therefore possible to ensure that all of the money from fund raising would go directly to the children.

The village itself consists of six double villas each designed to accommodate a ‘family’ consisting of 8 to 10 children of various ages. Each villa has its ‘mother’ and in this way a traditional Thai family atmosphere is created with the children being cared for 24 hours a day.

As well as receiving a basic education, the children are encouraged and given the opportunity to participate in other activities. Courses, for example in English and Chinese, are sometimes provided by Child-Watch which specializes in such spheres. Discipline, self reliance, moral practices and social behavior are engendered throughout.

Phuket Sunshine Village is a non profit making organization which is dedicated solely to helping these youngsters to grow up to be strong young men and women. It opened on 29th June 2007 and although sufficiently funded at the moment, in the long term more money will be required through child sponsorship and donations. If you think you can help, in any way, please contact the Foundation through any of the media given below.

Donation Account Details:

Kasikorn Bank - Phuket City

SWIFT CODE: KASITHBK

Account Name: Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation

Account No: 102-2-00125-4

Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation

15/20 Soi Namnungjaidiew, Moo 1, Tiampracha Uthit Rd., Koh Sireh, Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 76 252 204

Fax: +66 (0) 76 252 204

E-mail: info@phuketsunshinevillage.org

Website: www.phuketsunshinevillage.org

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