Andaman Discoveries Blog
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Meals for Needy Kids
Lunch for the Burmese Learning Center
The Kuraburi area, and southern Thailand in general, is home to a large population of Burmese migrant workers. These hardworking people often come illegally in the hope of finding income and a better life.
Their children mostly lack access to education and adequate nutrition. Unlike so many other areas, Burmese children living near the Kuraburi pier are able to take classes at a learning center. The dedicated teachers at the center have requested our help in providing lunch for the children. Without a food budget, and barely able to cover teacher salary, the center needs our help to make sure the kids have a healthy lunch.
It costs less than $1 USD per day to make a difference.
Financial support is needed for cooking equipment plus ingredients for 90 meals a day, 5 days a week, for the nine month school year. The teachers would prepare the food and would receive semi-annual cooking stipends of 1,000 baht per month, shared between the cooks.
The lunch program will:
+ guarantee that children have one healthy nutritious meal a day
+ create community by bringing together teachers and volunteers to cook and then share a meal with the children
+ give the children an opportunity to learn roles and responsibilities during cooking, eating, and cleanup
+ alleviate the financial burden on already struggling parents
PLEASE HELP - YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE
QUALITY OF LIFE AND GENERAL HEALTH OF THE CHILDREN
In total, we are aiming to raise at least 9 months (one school year) worth of lunch money. The cost of
feeding the children for a month is $1,250 (960 Euro), meaning we hope to raise a total of $11,000 (8,500 Euro).
Please contribute whatever you can, and together, we can do it!
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