PSC meets Kate’s project trust
Nongprue covers a much larger area than Pattaya with many more residential areas and, as a consequence, has more families living in very poor conditions with very little to call their own.
In 2006 Kate’s Project was founded and the aim of the trust is to assist the poorest families with particular attention to helping children receive an education which includes providing uniforms, books and transport. Although there is help from the government in this respect, it is nowhere near sufficient and a substantial contribution must be made, by the family, for every child.
There are other areas of concern. Living in shacks made of any material that is lying around, the families live a very basic existence and living conditions are very challenging to say the least. With no air conditioning, the temperature, in the huts soar to well over 40 degrees and having to cope with tropical storms and no running water, these families, particularly the children, face many difficulties.
Having clean drinking water is something everyone, in the developed world,take for granted but this is not always possible for these families without a mains water supply. Water is delivered on a regular basis but each truck load accounting for 250 baht of their hard earned money.
Khun Noi of Kate’s Project contacted Pattaya Sports Club for their help. We responded immediately and a visit to some of the 45 families under Khun Noi’s care highlighted the areas where we can be of assistance. To help purify the water, we supplied simple water filters to many of the families so they may, at least, be able to use clean drinking water for their everyday cooking and drinking needs.
We were also introduced to a family that had been evicted from their home and were fortunate enough to have access to a small area next to a family member, but with no walls or facilities. Open planned toilets and just a pot on which to cook needed looking at as did protection against flooding. Supplies were purchased and a home evolved as did a more private toilet facility.
It was a pleasure to meet Khun Noi for the first time and to experience the amount of effort she puts into helping these families but she does need help either financially or to be able to distribute clothing where most needed. If you feel you can help, please contact the PSC via the contact page.