Melissa Cosgrove Children’s Foundation still hard at work

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Following the completion of work at Sanuk Day Care Centre, Jomtien, an event was held on February 17, 2012 with all proceeds going to the foundation.  The 2nd Northern Soul Night was held at the Deep Bar, Dusit D2 Barracuda on Pattaya’s 2nd Road.

This was a huge night with 180 people attending; new recruits to this amazing music as well as the die-hard followers had a great time.  Around 74,000 baht was made from entry money and the donation box.  These funds were used to buy pencils, books, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, amongst a few other bits and pieces for 200 very needy children in Myanmar, where Tracy Cosgrove is busy with a new project.

Barefoot children sit on old wooden benches, their toes making lines in the dirt floor.Barefoot children sit on old wooden benches, their toes making lines in the dirt floor.

Tracy was recently in Myanmar (with her trusty assistants) and they discovered a village in the jungle that desperately needs a school. The village could only be reached by boat (1 hour) or by road (5 hours) which would have included a bumpy ride in a cart drawn by oxen!

There was no electricity or running water but what a reception they had. On her return to Yangon, Tracy immediately set out contacting and arranging meetings with prospective sponsors, and within one day she had 3 NGO’s on board wanting to help. Since then she has obtained government approval, got many more sponsors on board and had the plans done, so it’s all systems go.

There is no electricity and no running water.There is no electricity and no running water.

As many people already know, Tracy is at the forefront of helping children here in Thailand. Not only construction workers’ children and homeless boys but several other projects which are ongoing. The emphasis in Myanmar is education.

There will be a fundraiser for the school project in May 2012 which will be held in Yangon. Anyone interested in helping with this project should contact [email protected]

One wall is nothing more than rotting palm fronds.One wall is nothing more than rotting palm fronds.