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£850raised of £500 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £850 to bring happiness to the House of Joy

    Funded on Tuesday, 16th October 2018

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    Baan Unrak, translated from Thai as "House of Joy", is a children's home and community development project in Sangkhlaburi,Thailand. Sangklaburi looks to be an idyllic village situated on an enormous lake along the Thai-Myanmar border. However, the area is home to many refugees fleeing war, forced labor and poverty in Burma/Myanmar. Burmese immigrants are restricted to living in a small region around the border where they encounter discrimination and a lack of jobs. Many are born in Thailand, but lack the legal documentation to prove it. They are "stateless" and suffer from the same lack of opportunity. Due to the stress, many families break down and the children find themselves alone.

    Baan Unrak’s biggest project is the children's home, which provides a loving home, food, medical care and education to over 130 children from Thailand and Burma.

    In order to provide education to the children Baan Unrak founded an accredited primary school in 2004. The school has grown into a well regarded government sanctioned school, but as most of the students are stateless, the government does not provide school books or school lunches or other contributions, which leads to a constant lack of money. The children who arrive from Burma with their parents do not speak Thai. They often arrive without having spent a single day in school. They have no language ability, no knowledge of any subject, no documentation, and no hope.

    Is it any wonder they end up caught up in child labour instead of studying?

    These are the children they work with. This is the House of Joy.

    By the way, we're running a double marathon to raise some cash for these kids - so please do spare anything you are able. X

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      31

      • Ruth Foster

        Ruth Foster

        Jun 27, 2018

        Well done Mark- I feel tired just thinking about that distance (even driving it ;-)). Amazing effort and very worthy cause.

        £20.00

      • Matthew Eames

        Matthew Eames

        Jun 26, 2018

        Well done Mark - having run one marathon I can't imagine running two in one go! Amazing physical achievement.

        £100.00

      • Toby Smith

        Toby Smith

        Jun 26, 2018

        £20.00

      • Amelia Casson

        Amelia Casson

        Jun 25, 2018

        Better late than never! Well done team xx

        £20.00

      • Simon W

        Simon W

        Jun 25, 2018

        Well done guys - great effort!!!

        £100.00

      • James Carlyle

        James Carlyle

        Jun 25, 2018

        £20.00

      • Taryn De Lima

        Taryn De Lima

        Jun 24, 2018

        Well done!!!! Just amazing!

        £10.00

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