A short history of the Kharma Foundation’s projects:
(The year is the start of the project, in later years we visited in the beginning of the year after)
- 2007-2008: Ratchawithi Orphanage for Girls in Bangkok received approximately 440 toys for their students.
- 2008-2009: Wat Don Jan Orphanage in Chiang Mai received school supplies, sports equipment, clothing, food and most importantly a blanket for each and every one of the 660 children living there.
- 2009-2010: Molotu School in the mountains of Chiang Mai province received resources and helps to create vegetable gardens. They also received dry food; a chicken house and a playground for the 100 children to play on.
- 2010-2011: Four Schools of The Royal Border Patrol Police in district 13 of Kanchanaburi province received school supplies, sports equipment, dry food and rice. The resources were also provided for to ensure that over 1,000 children received personal medical treatment.
- 2011-2012: The initial visit by the foundation to the Ban Mae Gon School in Mae Sariang district took place. During this initial visit new beds and mattresses were placed in the boys and girls dormitory. The mushroom house and vegetable garden underwent refurbishment. A frog pond and fishpond were created. The school also received school supplies, sports equipment, dry food and a medical checkup by a professional doctor for 80 children.
- 2012-2013: Follow up visit Ban Mae Gon School in Mae Sariang district. A brand new dormitory for the boys was built and the size of the communal area for general gathering and meal times was doubled. The school also received a playground and dry food for 90 children.
That year we also visited for the first time Baan Huay Grataai School in Mae Sariang district. This school received sports equipment, as well as blankets and personal items such as clothing, snacks and 1000 kilo of rice for approximate 70 children.
- 2013-2014: A follow up visit to Baan Huai Grataai School in Mae Sariang district took place. That year we constructed a building for the kindergarten children. This building is used for the children to play, eat and sleep in. A mushroom house and fishpond were created. The school received pigs, ducks, chickens and a children’s playground. In addition to this they were provided with updated medical equipment, beds, sports equipment and dry food for around 80 children.
- 2014-2015: This was the foundation’s 8th year and by far biggest project. In total four schools received help from the foundation. These were:
– Darulhikma school in Narathiwat.
– Tadiga Mabuwoh School in Narathiwat.
– Issarahuddin school in Songkhla.
– Jaroensaat school in Yala.
- 2015-2016: the 9th year the volunteers traveled to the most remote region in Thailand, Umphang district of Tak province. We visited two schools called Mae Chan Ta and Le Tang Ku. We did building projects in both schools: at one school we upgraded the dormitory and the toilet buildings and in the other school we created a big mess/activity hall. We donated our normal tons of goods of rice, canned food, sports equipment and school material.
- 2016-2017: for the 10th anniversary we went to Tak province and visited Por Bu La Kee School and the Le Pho Dae School. We helped rebuilding of the two dormitories for both schools. Two 2000 liter water tanks for both schools so they have more water supplies in dry times. New mattresses, pillows, blankets, mosquito nets & towels for the kids that sleep at the school. The Por Bu La Kee School received an awesome playground for the small kids to enjoy. All kinds of school and learning material and of course sports equipment like footballs, volley balls, badminton rackets, football nets, volley ball nets and much more. Last but not least we bought 4 computers, 2 each for both schools for the kids to play with and to learn with. All computers were filled with learning material and games.
- 2017-2018: the 11th year brought us to the Jo Phra Key school in the isolated western region of Tak. the school could not be reached by car so we had to drive ourselves on the oldest motorbikes around. It was a true adventure, driving though forest fires and over mountain ledges. We have created 2 brand new dormitories, made from teak wood. We also have had built 10 toilet/washing rooms. We have also donated mattresses, pillows, blankets and mosquito nets. Then of course the playground. Besides all this we have donated dried food, kitchen equipment, books, stationary and other school stuff; and as always sports equipment.
- 2018-2019: for the 12th year we managed to reach Baan Ko Prae, the most remote we have ever been. And so close to Myanmar we literally could touch it as we were on the river that is the border between the countries. We had to drive, float, hike and climb to get there. It was an amazing but tiring trip. We donated a new solar cell installation with invertor and batteries, seven new toilets build of cement and wood. A dormitory for the 25 girls with beds, blankets, pillows, towels for 45 kids. We gave school stuff like books, stationary, etc., school uniforms and sport equipment, canned food for emergency, flip flops. Also toothbrushes, soap, washing detergent, etc. and a computer and a printer and last but not least a playground and toys!
- 2019-2020: We are going to Baan Tho Hare!