2011 Year in Review
Take a look at Room to Grow’s 2011 Annual Report, with lots of photos and information about our accomplishments last year.
From January to December 2011, Room to Grow’s support helped to feed and shelter over 1,350 children at 14 schools and boarding houses, as well as helping nearly a thousand more children on a more limited basis.
Highlights from the year include:
– supporting 48 children from SAW Safehouse and New Blood Boarding House to attend Thai school
– holding our third Forgotten Birthdays party for 150 children from Agape Orphanage and Learning Centre
– feeding lunch to approximately 975 students every school day from June to December, thanks to our partner Thai Children’s Trust’s Big Give campaign. That’s a total of 129,235 meals! 85 boarding house children also received daily breakfast and dinner through the same programme
– holding two nutrition training workshops for over 40 boarding house cooks and teachers, many of whom had received no previous education on nutrition
In 2011, Room to Grow was sad to say goodbye to Jennifer Jones, a founding member who has been working on the ground for the Foundation since it began in 2007. Jennifer will continue to be involved on Room to Grow’s board of directors, and we wish her all the best with her studies in Australia. In her place, Joanna Flint and Sandra Jones joined Room to Grow in November 2011 as Programme Co-ordinator and Executive Director respectively.
With Easter and Songkran nearly upon us, it’s time not just to look back at the successes of 2011, but forward to our plans for the new 2012 school year in June. Watch this space for blog entries on our current construction projects – a boarding house at Shwe Tha Zin and a nursery at Sky Blue. We look forward to a successful year, with more rice and yellow beans, more lunches, nutrition training, playing and having fun with our children. We hope that you will continue to support Room to Grow and to share this year with us.