2018 Fundraising Goal $30,000 USD
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the school projects listed here: a donation of $3 buys a blanket, $30 funds a scholarship and $300 provides resources for a school-cooking program.
Your donation really does make a difference to children’s lives.Please help us support the Tribal children living in Maehongson Province, the most remote and poorest area of Thailand where the annual income for the typical Hill Tribal family is just over $300 US. Working in partnership with the Maehongson Education Development Association, T4T volunteers purchase and distribute goods and services to over 45 Tribal schools. Over 95 percent of the money donated directly supports school projects. T4T has no paid staff and volunteers pay their own travel expenses.
- 150 Scholarship Awards 1000 baht /$30 $4,500
- Blankets Various Schools $3 per blanket
- Playgrounds – $1,000 per playground
- Science Lab Equipment – $500+
- Cooking Class Resources – $500
- Library Books – $500 +
- Barber Shops-$350
- Computer Resources – $3,000
Tribal children speaking languages other than Thai have difficulty understanding standard issue textbooks written in Thai. A school library provides appropriate age and skill level books with cartoons and pictures and reading material to learn about daily life and Thai language and culture. Using the school library the children learn the value of reading and are stimulated into the “reading habit
School Playground – $1,000
T4T contracts with a local welder in Maehongson to produce and deliver the playground equipment, which includes swings, sliding boards and teeter totters and climbing areas. School directors indicate that having a playground has increased their enrollment. School playgrounds are a wonderful incentive for hill tribe children to become eager to go to school. Tribal children often beg their mothers to take them to our schools so they can play on the playground.
T4T will construct a playground in your name (or in honor of your designee)
T4T will award 150 scholarships on Dec. 24, 2018 at the Small World Maehongson Festival. Each 1000 baht ($30) scholarship award is used by students throughout the year to purchase necessities such as shoes, clothing, underwear, personal items and school supplies. Scholarship students are awarded based on three criteria: good citizenship, good academic standing and extreme financial need.