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 more healthy diet.
Please help – you can make a difference in the quality of life and general health of the children. Visit https://www.andamandiscoveries.com/pdf/child-nutrition-project.pdf for details — it’s only $50 per day to feed 90 children.
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 (where I was recently volunteering!).
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