We’re two good buddies from Singapore who will be heading back to Care Corner Orphanage Foundation (CCOF) in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, this December to January for 39 days. For the past 5 years, we spend time with the children at CCOF during our University semester breaks. We hope to continue to play a part and be a blessing to CCOF.
The 33 children in CCOF come from underprivileged backgrounds such as in poverty, parents who are serving time for drug-related crimes, broken-up families, and abandoned. Most of them are from village hill-tribes such as the Hmong, Lisu, and Lahu. As the children come from very poor families, they are more vulnerable to exploitation, neglect, drug-related crimes, and prostitution. CCOF works to improve the lives of these children by giving them an education, a home, and guidance in life.
We will be spending Christmas, New Year, and Thai Children’s Day at CCOF. We aim to meet their material, and nonmaterial needs such as developmental, emotional, and esteem needs.
- Meeting real needs
Previously, we purchased necessities such as school bags, clothes hangers, tubs, office supplies and more. We help the children with their homework daily, assist in the kitchen at times, and help with what the orphanage needs.
- Tie-dye Shirt Activity for it is fun, creative and practical.
Funds needed to: Purchase tie-dye kits and white shirts.
- Chapel sharing & Structured-learning experiences aimed at imparting good values through visuals, demonstration, and hands-on activities etc. We encourage the children to apply what is taught and challenge them to translate these into practical ways.
Funds needed to: Purchase logistics to conduct these activities.
- Building their resilience, sportsmanship, and teamwork through the sport - Floorball. Funds needed to: Purchase the boundaries for the Floorball play area.
- Excursions and a good Treat.
Apart from meeting developmental needs, we also want to simply have some fun, bond over food and embark on learning journeys with them. Previously, we brought everyone out for ice-skating in the city. It was a great activity to train the children’s resilience! They fall down seven times and get up eight. There were some tears, but no one gave up! We will need funds to be able to bring about 40 pax (including staffs and volunteers) for an excursion of this scale.
70% of the funds raised will go to covering the cost of necessities and activities which includes experiential learning and excursions. 30% of the funds will serve as a subsidy to our incurred expenses for this trip. Any remaining contribution after expenditure will be channelled forward to the next CCOF trip - likely to be in June to July 2018.
Feel free to connect with us if you have questions.
Thank-you for your generous contribution, trust and support!