The L.I.F.E. Foundation make every effort to help abandoned and abused children, drug addicts, prostitutes, HIV babies, and give love and affection to those living in and around slums. Project L.I.F.E. has been helping the underprivileged in Thailand since 1987 and is a registered charity under the Ministry of Social development and Human Security of the Royal Thai Government.
Projects range from a House of Refuge in Chiang Rai, Home of Joy in Chiang Mai for children and orphans with no hope of adoption, to Pattaya Slum Ministries in Pattaya. This latter project is the responsibility of Angela Ruhland who comes from Chicago and has been in Pattaya for 5 years devoting her time to helping those children that live in the slum areas.
A happy, smiling Angela.
Situated near school No. 6 she and her colleagues are welcomed with great excitement on their visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is not just giving food to the children but many activities are involved. At the slum just off Thepprasit Road, the children’s hair was washed to help avoid disease. In the Wat Tham Community, songs were sung, simple memory tests given and drawing was involved before the chicken and fortified milk was handed out.
Other activities include the making of jewelry, visiting the sick, offering basic health care, special outings and community developments projects.
As you can imagine the monthly costs are quite high and Pattaya Sports Club are happy to make a small contribution to their outgoings. If you would like to donate clothes, money or anything you no longer use please ring Angela on 087 709 4274. She will be very happy to hear from you.
One happy boy.
One of the shelters.
A brief prayer for the refreshments.
All Thai children can sing.