Giving a hand to Pattaya’s poorest

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Kind-hearted students from the International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE) have helped provide badly-needed supplies at a center for underprivileged children.

ISE’s High School Student Council visited the Hand to Hand center in Pattaya to hand over a check for an impressive 80,000 baht. The students raised the money following a walkathon.

Teacher Margaret joins with the fun at the Hand to Hand center.Teacher Margaret joins with the fun at the Hand to Hand center.

They visited the center on November 29 to present the donation to the Hand to Hand Ministry in South Pattaya.

The Hand To Hand organization was set-up by ISE’s own Margaret Grainger. It offers two types of community service: one involves visiting prisoners and supplying them with food, and also helping children that are staying in the prisons with their mothers by donating milk and clothes.

The second service is in the heart of the community; the center is a preschool by day and an activities/drop in center in the afternoons and evenings. Children come mainly from the Thepprasit area and from low-cost housing around Duck Square. The High School students were proud to support such a worthy cause, and give back something to the community.

During the visit the student council members sang songs and helped create Christmas parcels for the children.

The donation will be used to buy much-needed supplies, toys, books and help in the maintenance of the center.

Margaret Grainger receives an 80,000 baht donation to the Hand to Hand center from ISE students.Margaret Grainger receives an 80,000 baht donation to the Hand to Hand center from ISE students.

Since opening, news of the center and the good work carried out by Margaret has spread and more and more underprivileged children are coming to the center to learn, play, and have a safe space to be a part of.

The center is always in need of children’s clothing and toys, so if you would like to make a difference and donate something, please bring your goods to the main office of ISE and they will be delivered to Margaret.

ISE is located inside Burapha Golf Club. For more on the school, visit www.ise.ac.th.