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
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