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.
This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Ning, one of the oldest kids in The Q Foundation’s care.
Like many of our kids, Ning has experienced the tragedy of losing her mother and her father has a kidney disorder. With parents unable to support her Ning lives with her grandmother in the village of Kaper.
Now 16 years old, Ning was planning on leaving school at the end of last year to start work and support her family. But, as a direct result of her sponsorship through The Q Foundation, she was able to stay in school and is currently completing her grade 11 equivalent.
As you can imagine, this decision has opened up her career choices and allowed Ning to dream bigger with her now deciding between going to Ranong Tec for computer studies, or continuing at school to study Law.
When you compare the photo above when Ning first started with The Q Foundation to the recent photo below, you can very visibly see the benefit sponsorship has had. Ning is more happy, healthy and confident and the course of her life has changed significantly.
When you sponsor a child through The Q Foundation, you are changing the life of a child forever. Click here to donate or sponsor a child today.
This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Cartoon, one of the youngest kids in The Q Foundation’s care.
Cartoon lives with her grandmother and grandfather in a bamboo hut with a dirt floor on the edge of the river, deep in the jungle.
Like many of our kids, Cartoon is doing it tough, and this has been impacted further by another child in the village coming to live in the same hut – another mouth to feed in an already struggling household.
Though despite their troubles, they make the most of what they have. Cartoon’s grandparents are very house proud and are such lovely people. Cartoon has followed their example.
Cartoon’s Grandfather is on the right in the blue buttoned shirt
At six years old, Cartoon dreams of being a nurse when she grows up – and given she has a beautiful smile that greets everyone she meets; we think she would make a wonderful nurse!
Sadly there are many more children in a similar situation as Cartoon. But with your help, we can continue to bring health, hope and happiness to the lives of more children right around the world. Click here to donate or sponsor a child today.
In our last newsletter we introduced you to Lonna, one of the newest TQF kids. As you may recall, Lonna was without a proper roof, a serious problem for her health and wellbeing in the wet season!
Unable to stand the thought of Lonna and her elderly grandmother spending days and nights in the rain, Jen made sure a roof was organised – without them knowing.
As you can imagine they were overwhelmed, and for the $80 investment it was a project that has made a world of difference to Lonna and her grandmother.
Would you like to help with projects like these? You can make a once off contribution to our project fund or support a child through ongoing sponsorship here.