Village Trip 15th August

On a sad note we arrived at the Village at 11.30am to learn that the lovely 5 month old baby son of Mr.& Mrs. Pov had passed away just an hour an a half before we arrived. They were well known to us, CHOICE and all the volunteers pass on their condolences to the Pov family.

Saddened by the tragedy we pressed on with our deliveries of food, clothing, footwear and baby toys. Thanks to Tad and the Saxon family and their children from Maroochydore, Australia for their donation of clothing, footwear and baby toys. This is the second time the Saxon family have generously donated such items to CHOICE.

Shown in the photo’s is the blind baby boy receiving some of the donated toys a valuable gift and teaching aid for him especially now as he is very sick, hopefully it will distract him from his illness.

The medical team will monitor the blind babies progress, and if needed will bring him into Hospital. We thank all those who helped out, Roz who conducted the drawing class, Bob, Mike, Josh, Krystal and James.

Distribution of Schoolbags Tennis Shoes at the Village

Many thanks to both Singapore International Foundation and Neville O’grady from New Futures Organization (NFO) for donating 54 pair of tennis shoes and the same number of schoolbags. They were  distributed  over the last two trips to the most needy at the village. On the trip on the 1st August Sabina Stelting donated 10 ducklings  to two very poor families, we hope they will reach maturity to supply eggs and not just be eaten.  But when food and money is scarce for these people it is highly likely these ducklings will not last long. thanks Sabina. Also Jim Kearney is seen in the picture performing a Thai massage treatment with a wooden hammer and peg, this treatment is called Toksen and is used to release muscular tension. Our regular child entertainers were there Melanie with songs and dancing and Mark doing his magic, balloon tying and juggling all very much appreciated by the children. Rudy and nurse Kunthea were kept busy with there clinic. Thanks to Michael who has been on a couple of our trips in the past, another happy day for all.