Not only do the Somwang students love their school, teachers and lessons - they also really enjoy their occasional treats such as milk, soy milk or sticks with pork and other meats.
Unfortunately the daily diet of the students at Somwang school is still significantly poorer than that of the average Thai person. With foods like milk and meat being very expensive, the diet of Shan refugee families in Thailand and especially that of their children lacks many important nutrients, such as protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins and many others.
These nutrients not only support thousands of bodily processes, including building muscles, healing wounds and maintaining the immune system but they also play an important role in cognitive health, including memory, the ability to learn and reasoning.
The students enjoy the grilled pork like a rare treat and often even take some of them home to share with their families.
Hence, MPG is currently looking for donors who are willing to contribute small amounts to allow for a more regular supply of meat and milk, giving the students the balanced diet they need to grow, learn and play.
The costs are as follows:
- 5 sticks of pork meat for all 27 students: 300 Baht (9.60 USD)
- 1 cup of soy milk for all 27 students: 220 Baht (7.10 USD)
Please comment below, facebook message or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to help out with any of those costs. Preferably we would like to offer either soy milk or meat - or both - once every week.
This small change in the students' diet would have tremendous effects on their ability to learn and especially their health.
The easiest and quickest way to donate is through our Pay-Pal donation site.
Thank you very much for your kind support!
The MPG Team
Thanks to an extremely kind-hearted private donor, MPG Responsibility Now has managed to secure the necessary fundings to support our teacher's son for the next 3 years, as he seeks to finish his university studies.
Naay Ormtii Somintr - nickname Orm - is the son of Lan Mao, the main teacher at Somwang School. He is 22 years old.
Orm's parents have always made it their priority to be able to afford the education their son needs and deserves, given the disciplined, diligent and hard-working student Orm has constantly proven himself to be.
Having successfully finished his primary and secondary schooling, Orm recently left Fang in order to attend Ratchaphat University in Chiang Mai.
However with entrance fees being 1,960 baht, (which his father had to borrow from a friend) and every term costing 7,500 baht, Lan Mao, broken-hearted, was ready to pull his son out of university, realizing that he would not be able to afford these costs for much longer.
However, upon hearing about this and the zealous spirit of their son, the MPG team started looking for a private donor, who would be willing to support Orm for the years to come.
Today, we are happy to confirm that, through a 4-year engagement by a generous private donor, MPG Responsibility Now will be able to cover all of Orm's future university fees and assure that he gets the education he truly deserves!
MPG Responsibility Now!
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