”BANYA” Helping all Those in Need
Kathu * Patong * Banya
Literacy – Mobile education – Temporary Shelter – Vocational Training
A response in Phuket Thailand to the need for Child Protection and the empowering through education and training of women and children to secure a safe and independent pathway into the future
Many children of Burmese construction workers live in poor conditions in construction camps with no running water and little supervision. The Good Shepherd Order working with volunteers over the past five years established a literacy centre for some 250 children with 10 staff ensuring they can speak Thai and are able to sit tests making them eligible for entry into Thai and Burmese Schools. Health and Well-Being in a sustainable environment is essential to learning and the centre provides clean drinking water, safe sanitation, nutritious meals, regular health and dental checks and will introduce a water safety program to ensure children can swim which is a major cause of child deaths in Thailand.
“The St Euphrasia Banya Literacy Centre is totally funded by the generous donations of the local and international community”
In Thavewong Road, Patong Phuket in two donated houses a major program operates to provide vocational training for women to undertake English language (assisted by overseas volunteers) and development training in Massage and Hairdressing. Fees are minimal. This centre will be extended in 2019 to cater for 20-30 vulnerable Burmese students living in the Patong area.
Our immediate focus is to improve the range of courses and the quality of instruction. To undertake this, major renovation is required and volunteers and donors are invited to assist in upgrading the houses, furniture and equipment.
Banya sustains temporary accommodation in Kathu for women seeking emergency housing and particularly those who are pregnant with the focus on providing medical costs, transportation, food, counselling and therapy.
Anti-human trafficking and human rights protection will be addressed through a mobile education facility providing library material, counselling and therapy as well as training in health, law, environment and child protection.
As part of the overall support strategy the project will sustain temporary accommodation in Kathu for women seeking emergency accommodation and particularly those who are pregnant. The centre also provides medical costs transportation, food counselling and therapy.$0.00 donated
Waste is a high concern for Phuket with incinerators and landfill full. Wet waste is 60%. The aim is to make Banya a waste and plastic free environment. Banya will be the centre for the transformation of the local Burmese camps to make them self-sustained ecosystems.Banya will be a centre for collecting plastics, paper, metals compost and hazardous materials.BanYa will be set up as a model which will implement the policies of Respect, Reduce Reuse Recycle and Restorenity house Each community house 50 families who work in contruction fishing and retail Donations Water Fiters for each family $20 Recycling Bins and storage $50 Community Garden/s Banya and Community - ( 8 communities and the Banya centre $500 per centre) - Reusable bottles and food storage unit$0.00 donated
For only $2 a day you can sponsor one of our children at The Sister Euphrasia BanYa Literacy Centre to receive a full Burmese and Thai education. Your sponsorship includes full tuition fees, uniforms, transport to and from school, a healthy home-cooked meal and healthy snacks 5 days a week. We will keep you regularly updated on the children's development throughout the school year. You can also visit the school and meet the child who's life you are changing forever.$0.00 donated
Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Project Children in Thailand can't swim and it is the highest cause of deaths through drowning in rivers, pools and beaches particularly in the high rainfall areas This project will provide 15 hours of qualified instruction at a local pool to children 9 years and above The fee covers the hire of the pool, provision of swimsuits, safety equipment and a donation towards the instructors $25 per student - 10 weeks tuition $750 per class - 10 weeks tuition for 30 students$0.00 donated
Dental hygiene is a priority and students must clean there teeth everyday. banYa undertakes a regular checkup from a mobile service to ensure that the kids dental hygiene is taken care of to prevent dental decay and promote health lifestyle.$0.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
Thank you to Rotary International and Rotary Club of Patong Beach for the support of this website.
Provide school meals to the students 5 days per week.
Currently we are able to fund hot meals 2 days per week for the students. Our aim is to increase this to 5 days ensuring we provide access to a hot cooked meal for each and every child at banYa.Donate to cause
Some of the success stories
The Rotary Club of Hokkaido, Japan donated a reversed osmosis drinking system which ensures that every student - using their own (non plastic) mugs to receive 1Ltr of Fresh drinking water per day. Clean water is associated with our "Wash your hands" and "Clean your teeth" programs to improve the health and wellbeing of every student.
We are delighted to announce the annual Ride 4 Kids charity event which will take place on the 11th June. Supporting 3 local charities including our BanYa Literary and Learning Centre. 20 cyclists will ride 700kms over 6 days from Phuket to Surat Thani and back to Phuket. The fundraising target: 1 MILLION BAHT Donations to support this cause can be made on our website. Remember every little helps, no matter how large or small your donation. Click here for more information and thank you for your support: www.ride4kids.co
A wonderful start to the new school year welcomed Love to Sing, all the way from New Zealand, to share their passion for music with our children. Love to Sing was first set up in 1991; Linda Adamson, a teacher, was frustrated with the lack of quality music resources. Having a passion for music her aim was to create a product that would suit both teachers and children. “Singing is such a fun and easy way to learn – a song never leaves our long term memory.” Today, Love to Sing has an extensive music catalogue catering for a wide age group. Millions of little and BIG kids sing along to their Love to Sing songs every day! “We are a group of music lovers and teachers who love to make the world a happier place and spread the joy of music”. Thank you for sharing your happiness with us!
Rotarians from Japan and Phuket provided a Dental Mission to our students at BanYa in the 10th August.Dental Health is a key issue to help improve health and well being for our 225 students. Our aim is to improve nutrition, provide our children with at least 1 litre of clean water per day and to ensure children have clean and healthy teeth. Our programs include ” Wash Your Hands” and ” Clean Your Teeth”. Dr Yoshio and his team have assisted in the past by donations of clean water systems and resources for the centre. We thank Dr Yoshio Sayaya and his team from Japan Rotary District 3330 and PP David Arell of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach for implementing this worthwhile project. We would also like to thank David Arell, treasurer of PBRC, who donated 5,000 bht to provide fruit, drinks, small cakes for all children.
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