Assistance to the Children living in Difficult Circumstances; Phoe Tak district, Nong Khai province

Assistance to the Children living in Difficult Circumstances; Phoe Tak district, Nong Khai province

Assistance to the Children living in Difficult Circumstances: Phoetak District, Nong Khai Province Under the collaboration with local public health network Phoetak District, Nong Khai Province, we have paid home visits and given emergency assistance (food allowance) in order to mitigate household difficulties as well as cost of parenting care to the children. We also visited the children and had a meeting with teachers where the children are studying there. Home visit no.1 A house of Wiphasiri and younger brother Bundit, elder sister Sopha studies in Pratom 5 (grade 5) and younger brother studies in KG2. They live in a house with their grandparents. Grandfather is not good health of cataract which makes his visuality not so good. Grandmother is also not in good physical condition caused of myasthenia gravis. She is not able to walk in longer meters, but just sit or sleep in a house. Mother of the children separated his husband and moved away to work and stay in a far province. Almost every month, she has deposited/transferred some money to help her parents who takes care her kids at home. Both of the children are quite good and enthusiastic to do housework. But for younger Bundit, it seems that he is in malnutrition, it can be seen from his small-body size and in comparison to general criteria; weight and height for the boy of 6 years old. Home visit no.2 A house of Nithiporn, she is studying in Pratom (grade 4) and living with her grandparents. Her mother after divorce, she has a new family and live in a far province. She seldom deposited or transferred money to her parents, but only small amount of 3-500-baht per time. Grandmother needs to adopt another niece; a daughter of grandmother’s elder sister who is sick and disabled to take care herself. The grandparents has no permanent job but daily wages from general labour. Home visit no.3 A house of Watcharapong, he is studying in Pratom 2 (grade 2) and living with his grandmother, just 2 people in the house. His parents separated long time ago. No any news from the father but his mother is seldom to communicate him. His grandmother is quite old and not be able to work hard for wages. She earns by collecting and selling some local vegetables, young bamboo and fishes from paddy field. Watcharapong, as a result from same menu of bamboo does not like to have breakfast before going to school. Moreover, going to school, Watcharapong and the grandmother need to walk from home to school, distance about 4 kilometers. The FCYD Foundation basically supported the fee for transportation by asking for help from neighbor to have Watcharapong sit on the motorbike – he rides motorbike for his nephew to the same school. During home visit, public health volunteer (Mrs. Phan) educated the grandmother to know and understand about importance of breakfast for children, especially for studying and learning new things at school. Our FCYD team after that visited to Phoe Tak School, where all children are studying there. Discussion and information with school director and teachers is shared about how to promote nutrition for the students who are living in difficult circumstances. Some students in school are found that, they are in malnutrition and bad hygienic conditions which as basic causes lead them to inappropriate developmental growth. We FCYD Foundation are in strong intention to initiate this development with school and collaboration with local authority in the near future. Donation received from you we truly make it for the children per as to your wishes. Some of the partial contributions, we would like to have and collect it for implementation of higher-level action of the sustainable development, for example of knowledge and capacity building for early childhood care and development (ECCD). We thank you for all donations and supports and best wishes for your generosity to help the children in difficult circumstances. _/_/_/_