Khom Loy Foundation

In 2013, BCTFN provided a grant to Khom Loy Development Foundation to support a programme to train schools.

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Saengsawan Orphanage

The orphanage has been supported for nearly twenty years mainly by The SET Foundation, based in Nakhon Sawan.

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Students’ Education Trust

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For several years, the BCTFN has supported social projects undertaken by the Students’ Education Trust.

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Baan Piranan CP Home Care

Baan Piranan CP Home Care

We evolved as a particularly stressful month for our Baan Piranan project. One of our very dear resident children .

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About This Website

In the 1990s, a project was started within BCTFN to digitise much of the archives held in the office - photographs of past Ploenchit Fairs and photos from charity projects; historical documents charting the year-on-year progress of British involvement in helping Thailand through charitable causes; posters, programmes and other flyers which have appeared over the years.

It was a big project that took several years to complete. Then the project redirected to finding a way to display these historical items in a way that the public could access them at any time and the obvious answer to that was - a website!

Ploenchit Fair 1990 Programme Front CoverSo, www.bctfn.org became the archival website for the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy. It is a large website containing thousands of photos and documents. The archives are organised by year for Ploenchit Fair - with year menu groups starting from "1990 & Earlier" right up to the present day. Charity Projects information is organised under the BCTFN menu.
There are 4 TLDs - Top Level Domains: bctfn.org, bctfn.com, ploenchitfair.org and ploenchitfair.com - but only one website. Whichever address you use, you will arrive at this website.
Once a year the front pages of the website are taken over by information for the upcoming Ploenchit Fair for that year. All the news and exctiement of Ploenchit Fair dominates the front pages of the website. Just after Ploenchit Fair, the winners of the Grand Raffle and the Colouring Competitions etc are published.

But for 12 months of the year, the website achieves its primary objective - to be an open and accessible archive of the histories of Ploenchit Fair and BCTFN and the charitable profile of the British Community in Thailand over the years.

 

 


 

 

Baan Than Namthip

 

Baan Than Namthip School locates at Village No 10, Thung Saliam District, Sukhothai Province (North of Thailand) established in 1977 by the cooperation of communities in that area, later it was transferred to under supervision by the Education Department. Currently the school is open for classes from kindergarten to primary grade 6. There are 66 students and 4 teachers, Ms. Janphen Subpracha is the head teacher. This school is small and locates 45 km away from the office of Sukhothai Education Zone.

 

 


 

 

People Eye Care Foundation

 

Immediately after breakfast the next morning, work began with two of the doctors carrying out cataract operations on people who had been checked and evaluated on a previous visit and the other doctor started to check the hundreds of awaiting patients. In fact, Dr. Tick (Tipapan Sang-On) screened almost 400 people before going into theatre to operate for the last couple of hours and together with Dr. Man (Mantanee Pairachvet) and Dr. Nid (Naraporn Taechamaneesatit), 39 cataract operations were performed on the first day.

 

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The second day began with those patients who had been operated on the previous day being checked and having their eyes cleaned with more antibiotic drops being applied.  The doctors then began their almost ‘conveyor belt’ system of operating on the remainder whose cataracts needed urgent attention.  It is non-stop for the whole team and only breaks for meals interrupt the flow.

As Songkran had only just passed, the hospital staff arranged for a special Northern style kantoke dinner preceded by a mini ‘Sawasdee Pi Mai’ celebration which resulted in many of us getting wet, as I predicted!  It was great fun and singing plus a karaoke ensued but it was so good for them all to relax after a gruelling two days.

The third day was the final round up of checks on those operated on the previous day and the day before.  When all had been examined, cleaned and re-bandaged, a group photo was taken and then speeches in Thai were made by two patients and whilst we did not understand a word, the gratitude they felt was easily understood.  A short prayer was chanted and the patients presented the ‘team’ with roses which brought forth tears flowing from me and Sharon.  It is so humbling to see the transition this operation can make in the lives of such poor people, giving them quality with the ability to see again. 

Since early morning, the team had been packing away the equipment on to the coach in readiness for the long journey back to Bangkok so more farewells and hugs were made.  The PECF travel the length and breadth of Thailand every month, bringing light into the families of those afflicted with cataracts thus ensuring a better quality of life for so many.  We were honoured to be considered ‘one of the team’.

N.B. BCTFN have been supporting PECF for almost ten years with donations towards the purchase of necessary lenses which enable the cataract victims to see and lead a useful life again after an operation.  Often the elderly take care of the younger members of the family whilst parents work and having a sight impaired parent means an added burden to the family, giving them sight is a wonderful gift.

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Camillian Home

Bangkok

In 2012, BCTFN supplied B240,000 for the Pumping system for the new aquatic-therapy pool for disabled children.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR TRAINING

Khom Loy Development Foundation

Mae Sot

In 2012, BCTFN gave B176,250 to set-up a training and experience project for pig-rearing to assist those in need.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR THE DISABLED AND THOSE IN NEED

Foundation for Disabled Persons

Chiang Mai

In 2012, BCTFN gave B200,000 to set up a project for the disabled to make frames and distribute free reading glasses to northern Thai rural persons (a donation of 17,400 sets of lenses came from Australia).

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR ORPHANS

Saeng Sawan Orphanage

Nakhon Sawan

In 2012, BCTFN supplied B59,000 for new Drinking Water facilities at the orphanage.

 

BCTFN SUPPORTS THE AGED

St. Joseph's Home

Betong, on the Malaysian border

In 2012, BCTFN supplied B175,000 as the half-yearly payment for food and medicine for this old people's home and orphanage.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR THE ELDERLY

Tawan Chai Foundation

Chiang Mai

In 2012, BCTFN donated B114,000 to a project to enable elderly and physically disabled people to be trained and to have a fulfilling life to live in the community.  Includes help towards a multi purpose learning centre, animal shelters and agricultural materials.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS WOMEN

Good Shepherd Sisters

Bangkok

In 2012, BCTFN donated B600,000 for the annual supply of raw materials to enable abused and homeless women to be trained to produce garments for sale.  Also includes assistance towards the youth training scheme.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR AIDS VICTOMS & THE HOMELESS

Baan Sabai

Chiang Mai

In 2012, BCTFN supplied B100,000 for an Emergency Shelter for HIV/Aids and homeless plus vegetable growing and animal husbandry project.

BCTFN EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN

DeeJai Foundation

Kanchanaburi, Prachinburi, Prachuabkirikhan, Petchburi

In 2012, BCTFN supplied books for 5 schools in Kanchanaburi, Prajeenburi, Petchburi and Prachuabkirikhan.

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR ORPHANAGES

Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities in Thailand

Bangkok & Thailand

In 2012, BCTFN paid B62,000 for transportation costs for 350 children from 3 orphanages and special education schools to atttend an up-country camp.

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR UPCOUNTRY MEDICAL TREATMENT

Rural Area Medical Aid Foundation Under Royal Patronage

Thailand

In 2012, BCTFN donated B200,000 for ethical drug expenses for volunteer doctors' weekend visits to rural up-country sites - 8 trips - 2,500 patients treated to date.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR UNDERPRIVELIGED CHILDREN

Father Ray Foundation

Pattaya

In 2012, BCTFN supplied B158,000 to set up a project which provides safe living and education for 850 underprivileged children and students with special needs.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES

Christ Church Bangkok

Bangkok & Thailand

In 2012, BCTFN gave B120,000 to set up a Fund to support Shalem House which caters for families attending hospitals for specialist treatments from up-country.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN

Rajaphat University, sponsored students annual building programme

Throughout Thailand

In 2012, BCTFN donated B208,400 to cover costs of materials to build a multi-purpose school village building in Tambon Hadsung during their vacation.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR HIV SUFFERERS

Rejoice Urban Development Foundation

Chiang Mai

In 2012, BCTFN supplied B90,000 to pay for half yearly supply of palliative medicines and formula milk powder for this mobile clinic that treats HIV/Outreach patients.

 

BCTFN SUPPORT FOR HILLTRIBE STUDENTS

Baan Huay Khun School

Mae Sot

In 2012, BCTFN gave B239,000 for the cost of setting up 52 bunk beds, bedding and mosquito nets to enable the accommodation of hilltribe students who otherwise would not be able to attend classes.

About BCTFN

Contributions to Thai charities by members of the British Community in Thailand reach back to the war years.

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Origins & History

This wonderful document is a living history of the development of British charitable activities in Thailand.

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Funding Form

BCTFN - Application Form: Funding for your Charity Project in Thailand. Hard copy available.

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Contact Us

The British Community in Thailand Foundation For the Needy (Under the auspices of the British Embassy)

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