Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2013, Sponsored by Glencore International and Canadian Jackalope Open
Jesters Care for Kids were recently invited to visit a kindergarten and nursery in the Kilo Sip area of Sattahip, along with Noy, President of Pattaya YWCA, and William Macey, PSC’s Charity Chairman.
There we found 130 small children, all under school age; some of whom had special needs. Like most of these facilities in small communities, they enable parents to go to work and earn the funds to survive while entrusting their children to reliable carers. Most pay a modest fee, but for those who cannot afford to do so are not turned away. Some abandoned children can also find a haven there while arrangements are made for their long term care.
(R to L) Ann, William from PSC, Bernie, Woody and the ladies from the YWCA Pattaya and of course some of the children.
While the children at this nursery all appeared to be well cared for and a happy lot, it was evident that a couple of essentials were lacking. Of the many cots for the youngest, few had mattresses and those that did were in poor condition. And, as is the case at many facilities that Jesters visit, there was no potable water supply. The supply of clean drinking water is essential to the health of children and buying it on a daily basis is a big drain on limited funds.
As Jesters have done several times in the past, it was agreed with the Pattaya Sports Club to share the costs of supplying sufficient mattresses and a dependable clean drinking water system. Noy of the YWCA arranged the presentation and treated all the children to a treat of candy and pastries.
Ann, who manages Atidtan Kindergarten, was most appreciative of our combined efforts and we all left feeling that we had made a small difference to the comfort of these children.
If you would like more information about this event and/or the charity drive, please go to www.care4kids .info and www.facebook.com/jesterscare.kids