THE STORY OF Q
In 2010, Jennifer and her friend Barbara travelled to Kaper in Thailand to visit a friend. While over there, they met a young local village boy named Q and instantly bonded. Q’s mother had died from AIDS related causes, and while still alive when they first met, later his father died from similar complications, leaving Q on his own to survive.
Already suffering from malnutrition Q’s growth was stunted, he was illiterate and failing all subjects and had no safe place to stay. With their love for Q growing and a concern for his wellbeing, Jen and Barb enquired about adopting Q and bringing him back to Australia to raise him as their own. Unfortunately though, they soon found out it wasn’t possible for gay women to adopt a Thai child and take him out of the country.
But this only inspired them more. Establishing the Q Foundation they took on the financial responsibility of Q, also committing to help other children in his village and beyond suffering the same fate.
Now, Q has his for the first time in his life, a safe place to stay and his own bed. With regular food to eat Q is finally growing well and as for his school subjects, he’s passing 75% of them. The Q Foundation is also helping children in the same village who, just like Q, are thriving.
How you too can make a difference
Sadly Q’s story is not unique; there are millions more children who are faced with extreme poverty and the burden of surviving on their own. But they don’t have to do it alone.
At The Q Foundation we are committed to:
- Providing education and educational supplies to children living in sub standard conditions
- Servicing children’s basic health needs, such as food, clean water and medical care
- Assisting with the repair and/or construction of accommodation to provide children with suitable living conditions that protect them from the elements; and
- Providing social welfare services to ensure the wellbeing of children
With your help and financial support we can bring this number down and give health, hope and happiness to children just like Q.
Having a transparent approach to giving you will be able to see exactly where your donation is going and have the option to give a once off donation or provide ongoing support. You will also be able to donate your skills and time through our planned project trips and see first hand the difference you are making in the lives of the children you are supporting.
Giving, the gift where everyone receives
Today you have the opportunity to make a difference, to change the course of a child’s life. If you would like to make a donation please click the link below.MAKE A DONATION