On Friendship Friday, the Primary School dedicated a day to learning about the charities that each Year group supports throughout the academic year. Students were invited to participate in a non-uniform day, bringing a suggested donation of THB 100 to contribute to the charity fund. Representatives from some of the supported charities came to school to help students develop a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by many in our wider community.
For the very first time, the Primary School also hosted a charity market and exhibition, which parents were invited to join. There was a range of fair trade, home-made and second-hand goods for sale, as well as opportunities to learn about the supported charities. Here are further contact details for the charities who joined the market last week:
- Gift of Happiness: This charity will happily collect donations of clothes, shoes, books, electrical items or household goods. The money raised from sales goes to support underprivileged families in Thailand.
- Fatima Shop: Shop here for handmade toys, decorations and Christmas items made by under privileged women. This shop is run by The Good Shephard Welfare Organisation.
- Hope_Bangkok: Shop here for bags, cushions and jewellery made with beautiful fabrics. This charity supports refugees and other vulnerable communities.
- Roy Rak: Created by Urban Neighbours of Hope, this fairtrade initiative is based in Khlong Toey and makes beautiful, beaded jewellery.
- Home of Grace: This community store sells good quality second hand goods both online and in store. The proceeds support vulnerable pregnant women and babies. They are affiliated with similar projects across Thailand under the umbrella of the Lutheran Church.