This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Boy, one of our oldest boys in The Q Foundation.
Boy is nearly 17 and is currently in his first year of college. He is studying to be an electrician and has two more years ahead of him before he goes on to study another two years in a higher college, which is more in line with a degree here.
To get to college in Ranong Boy travels one hour each way every day by bus. He gets up early and eats breakfast at home then has lunch at college, which is usually chicken rice.
To ensure Boy can attend college, The Q Foundation helps his family out by paying for his education, lunch and bus pass.
Boy with Bear and Boong.
During holidays, Boy works in a restaurant in Phuket to earn extra money for his family.
Boy, Q and Note at the Bike and Road Safety day last year.
When you sponsor a child through The Q Foundation, you are changing the life of a child like Boy’s forever. Click here to donate or sponsor a child today.
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This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Am, one of the most driven kids in The Q Foundation kids.
Am lives in Kaper and is in Grade 11. She is eagerly looking forward to talking to her teachers this term about what she wants to study after high school.
She is a proactive, helpful and kind young woman who is actively planning ahead to create a great life for herself. After high school Am wants to get into the beauty industry.
When you sponsor a child through The Q Foundation, you are changing the life of a child like Am’s forever. Click here to donate or sponsor a child today.
Winner of the prestigious and iconic 2016 Australian ‘MO Award’ for ‘Best Live Comedy Act’ and selected as an official Australian juror for the ‘2017 Eurovision Song Competition’, Jackie Loeb has maintained her reputation as one of today’s most hilarious and multi-talented Comedians while simultaneously distinguishing herself as an MC, Actor, Vocalist, Musician and loyal follower of ‘The Cats of Instagram’.
Founder of The Q Foundation, Jennifer Jefferies had this to say about Jackie.
“It’s with great excitement that we welcome Jackie as an ambassador for The Q Foundation. I approached Jackie as she has a great talent for delivering deep yet necessary messages with sensitivity and compassion, and engages her audience in a way that makes people stand up and take notice.”
What did Jackie have to say about being an ambassador for The Q Foundation?
“I am deeply honoured to be an Ambassador for ‘The Q Foundation’. I have been fortunate in that I have had access to an education, clean drinking water and to live in a country where at the end of the day I can lay my head on a pillow and know that I am safe. I believe every child should be entitled to the same life essentials. No child should have to go without food, water or an education. And children throughout the world should be able to lay their young joyful heads on a pillow and feel the same sense of safety too.”
A little more about Jackie…
Jackie has performed at events for IBM, The NSW Police Force, Finite Recruitment, Westfield, The Sydney Lord Mayor, Weight Watchers, Kids Help Line, Comedy For Cancer, The 2017 Special Olympics Ball and was thrilled and honored to host the inaugural ‘2017 Australian LGBTI Awards ’ at the Sydney Opera House.
Jackie is the only Australian comedian to be invited to perform at the famed Aspen Comedy Festival, the Dinah Shore Festival in Palm Springs and Women’s Week in Provincetown, USA.
Jackie has wowed audiences at Comedy Festivals across Australia and around the world including numerous solo comedy shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Sydney Comedy Festival, The TV1 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Hollywood Fringe Festival and The Vodacom International Comedy Festival in South Africa where Jackie was labeled “The pick of the crop”.
Jackie was a Series Regular on the award winning Television Series ‘Full Frontal’ and has made guest appearances on Studio 10, ABC Weekend News, Thank God It’s Friday on 702 and last Christmas portrayed the feminist ‘Mrs Claus’ in an online campaign for ‘ActionAid Australia’ raising awareness of gender inequality and the plight of women living in developing nations.
Jackie is a strong, loyal and vocal supporter of the LGBTQI community and has performed at many fundraising events for people living with HIV including the annual ACON Comedy Debate.
When not on stage, Jackie composes music, eats chocolate and tries to burn calories by being ‘active’ on social media.
Jackie is currently producing and directing a brand spanking new sketch comedy series ‘The Middle- Agers’, developed specifically for the neglected and forgotten demographic…middle-aged people. Coming soon to an online platform near you!
Thank you again Jackie, we are so very grateful to have your support!
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This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Note, one of the most kind-hearted, respectful and well-mannered boys you are ever likely to meet.
Featured from left to right: Boy, Q and Note
Note is fifteen years old and loves studying science.
This year he has started army cadets, and because he has done three years at school will not be called up for conscription.
With a strong sense of loyalty to his family and a good work ethic, Note cuts palm for a palm oil farm. It is hard work and he will often work eight hours straight for only 500 baht (around $20 AUD).
When you sponsor a child through The Q Foundation, you are changing the life of a child like Note’s forever. Click here to donate or sponsor a child today.
We are very excited to tell you that Q, the first sponsor child through the foundation and the inspiration behind The Q Foundation’s name, has recently turned 17 and has finished high school!
At the beginning of this month he started trade college where he will train as an electrician for the next three years after passing his entrance exam with flying colours.
To study, Q needs to travel more than one hour each way to get to Ranong where the trade college is located.
Q is one of two students who will be studying at the trade college this year as part of our ongoing commitment to The Q Foundation kid’s education.
Q has also been tapping rubber trees at night over the last year to help support himself.
By sponsoring a child or family you have the opportunity to change the course of a child’s life and it is one of the most fulfilling experiences you will ever have. For less than one $1.00 per day, you can make the world of difference to a life and to a village. Sponsor a child or make a donation today.
At The Q Foundation us directors take decisions very seriously. One we made at the last board meeting was do we take on lots more children now or do more with the children we have right now. The question to make many little ripples or a giant bomb dive in the pond.
We chose to go with the dive bomb. You see in the area where our 62 kids are is very poor rural Thailand farmland. Primarily rubber tree farms and small crops. I realised on a trip there last year that the kids all said they wanted to be in the army, teachers or nurses because that’s all that’s there. They did not have bigger visions because they had no way of conceiving anything else was possible.
So putting more kids into school is awesome however their choices in their village are still so very limited. Our choice to make a huge splash means that we take the kids through their education past regular school to a trade college and beyond (which are not found in their village) so that they can gain a serious career and be able to then contribute back to their families and the village AND give hope to the other children coming through. We believe that this will also inspire those helped to go on and bring through future the next generations.
HOPE is huge. We all need to feel hope in our lives and it is one of the core values of The Q Foundation. Are there lots more children to help even just in that area…. absolutely and we will continue to grow AND focus on making giant bomb dives and resulting huge waves not just ripples.
This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Eye, a sweet little girl who will turn ten next month
Eye lives with her mother, father and two brothers in the village of Kaper.
Eye is currently in grade four and loves learning Thai.
When Eye grows up she wants to nurse.
When Eye isn’t busy at school she is busy working at home, doing everything she can to help support the family.
Could you help a child like Eye?
By sponsoring a child, you have the opportunity to change the course of a child’s life. For less than one $1.00 per day, you can make the world of difference to a life and a village. Make a donation today.
This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Fern, Jan and Mook who live in Kaper. Unlike many of the children we have the privilege of introducing you to, Fern, Jan and Mook currently don’t have a sponsor to help support them.
With three children to care for resources are spread very thin in their household, and we are trying to do everything we can for them at the moment to ensure they are well nourished, have their needs met and can stay in school while we continue to search for a sponsor.
So let’s meet them shall we?
This is Fern. She is in grade two at primary school and loves to play games. She is a very willing helper around the house and when she grows up she wants to be a teacher.
This is Jan. Jan is in grade four at primary school and her favourite subject is Art. When she grows up she would like to be a doctor.
Last, but definitely not least is Mook. Mook is in grade six and loves Art and English and as you can see she is quite a talented artist! When Mook grows up she too wants to be a doctor.
If you would like to sponsor Fern, Jan and Mook and change the course of their lives forever, please get in touch with us today. For less than one $1.00 per day, you can make a world of difference.
Make a donation today.
This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Egg, a seven-year-old boy who is a real bundle of energy!
Egg lives with his brother Soon Woo who is 12 years old and his mother who does everything she can to support the family.
During Jen’s recent trip, Egg was admitted to hospital (a clinic) with gastro. Gastro is a huge deal for these kids. If they get it, they don’t have any reserves in their little bodies to fall back on so it can be a killer.
Unlike here, when a child is admitted to hospital in Kaper, the mother is expected to be the primary carer, not a nurse. If they have a catheter that needs changing, need to be tube fed, or have any other needs during their stay it is the mum who is responsible for it.
Because of this Egg’s mum was not able to work during his hospital stay. Instead, she and Soon Woo slept on sheets of newspaper over the concrete floor in Egg’s room to care for him. To help the family, Jen and The Q Foundation spent $25 AU on rice, fish sauce, tinned food and more to fill their pantry with all the basics they would need when they returned home.
Thankfully a few days later Egg recovered and is home safe and sound.
Currently, Jen supports Egg, as he doesn’t have a sponsor. By sponsoring a child or family, you have the opportunity to change the course of a child’s life. For less than one $1.00 per day, you can make the world of difference to a life and a village. Make a donation today.
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To help raise funds for more TQF projects we held a trivia night and auction on the 17th of September. It was a great success with a total of $4100 raised for The Q Foundation project fund! 100% of these funds (and any contributions you give to The Q Foundation) will go directly to the kids and projects for village.
We had some AMAZING items donated for our auction – including two nights accommodation in a one bedroom king spa suite with ocean views of rainbow beach and had a lot of fun playing trivia and other games like a paper plane making featured below.
We were among great company, with 120 wonderful people in attendance.
There are many people we need to thank, Genine (the queen of quiz) who was MC, our incredible sponsors and the volunteers who helped before, during and after the event.
And of course a BIG thank you to everyone who came along to make the night the success it was!
The Q Foundation Team.