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Completed Projects

Curtains in the bedrooms

It is nice to sleep with the curtains closed, it gives everybody in Baan Phak Phing a feeling of privacy and security. However, the curtains were old, faded and torn. We are so happy that we have been able to buy new curtains and curtain rails recently for all the bedrooms. Now the girls and staff can have a good night’s sleep with the curtains closed.

   

New water borehole, It’s completed!

At the beginning of November 2023 we shared our urgent need for a new water well on one of the properties. The old well no longer gave clean water. The quality of the water was so atrocious that the girls suffered from irritated skin and severe itchiness after showering and when wearing the clothes which were washed in that water. We asked you for help to raise €5500,00 to take on this project. We were astonished that after only a short amount of time all the money was donated, even more than the amount needed for the drilling of the well.

At the beginning of January the drilling was started and at the end of 6 days the task was completed. The well is now 72 meters deep, which gives us sparkling clear water. We haven’t seen such good water in years! Even filling the water tank has improved. Once what took 5 hours to finish, now only takes 45 minutes. This is due to the size of the pipes and the new pump.

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Treating yourself

How wonderful to give every girl a chance to buy a new set of clothes and shoes. Most girls get their clothes and shoes from an older/bigger ‘sister’ in the house, or they get a donation of second-hand clothes, which is wonderful and for which the girls are very grateful. However, to be able to choose your own clothes, to your own taste for once and wear them with pride is something the girls really appreciated! Some of the girls selected a higher-end store that they normally don’t go to for one set of clothes, while others went to a cheaper store for more sets. They walked through the stores with big smiles on their faces and when they came home full of pride with their purchases, they put them on and showed them to everyone. Mary said: “Mum, I have never been able to do this before in my life, I am so grateful”.

   

Stage curtains

In our multipurpose room we have a stage on which the girls perform, where we all watch a movie together, and which is used during training sessions or creative activities for the girls or staff. Every week we also use the facility for a meeting with the girls who are in the independent living program.

In order to protect the wall, which is our movie screen, and the overall stage we would like to place stage curtains. Furthermore the acoustics of the room will be greatly improved and the area will look more professional.

Thanks to a generous donation we have been able to make and hang the curtains. It all looks more beautiful now which is very nice right before we celebrate Christmas next month.

Musical Instruments

We like to stimulate the girls’ musical skills. In each house there is one guitar and in two of the three houses there is an old keyboard, which is a hand-me-down several times over. Due to their condition, both are ready to be replaced; unfortunately they can no longer be repaired.

We would like to purchase an extra guitar per house so that the girls can play together and won’t have to take turns. Then the staff members can teach and play the guitar along with the students.

Due to a generous donation we have been able to purchase three guitars and three keyboards. It is wonderful to see the girls use them so enthusiastically. Thank you so much.

Sewing Machine

Because of a generous donation we could buy a new sewing machine for one of the houses. Last weekend we unpacked it and showed it to all the mothers and girls. We won’t be able to really start using it until one of the vacations. Everyone was extremely enthusiastic. Luckily this one is a portable sewing machine so that it can be easily set up, put away and transported to one of the other houses if need be. Many girls are looking forward to learning to use the machine and sew their own clothes or other items. Thank you to the donor!!