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Very impressed with Sawang Boriboon Foundation in South Pattaya, Thailand

I will be travelling to Thailand in the later part of this year.

The main purpose of visiting Thailand is to pray Phra Phrom at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, and to make “coffin donation”.

This means the money will pay for the purchase of coffins so that the poor and unclaimed bodies can have a dignified final rite.

After reading about the work of Sawang Boriboon Foundation in South Pattaya, Thailand, I have decided to direct my donation to this organization.

Sawang Boriboon Foundation in South Pattaya started as a self-help organization to help the Chinese community.

It expands to serve the people in Pattaya, such as emergency medical service. It has a number of ambulances and medics who respond to all sorts of emergencies.

The medics are volunteers but they are well-trained.

A few years ago when the Thailand suffered from a devastating flood, Sawang Boriboon Foundation raised funds to help the victims.

It has a school that started with 100 students, and has since expanded to more than 2000 students. The main purpose is to teach traditional Chinese and Thai values. The school offers pre-school to Mattayom 3 (lower secondary) education in English, Chinese, and Thai languages.

All these work are supported by volunteers and funding from the public.

After reading about the great work of Sawang Boriboon Foundation, I am deeply impressed with it.


Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/thailand-bangkok-temple-shrine-422/ by Simon

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Comments

MegL wrote on September 26, 2015, 7:13 AM

That sounds an interesting organisation and very helpful to provide coffins for the poor. It is hard to have to find something like this at a time when you are grieving.

trufflehunter wrote on September 26, 2015, 12:05 PM

Nice of you to do a good deed to end the year plus give yourself a holiday as well.

paigea wrote on September 26, 2015, 6:54 PM

It sounds like a good cause for you to support.

AliCanary wrote on September 27, 2015, 5:20 PM

It sounds like a worthy and helpful organization. Maybe you can meet Paulie while you are in Thailand!

Paulie wrote on September 28, 2015, 1:09 AM

I have not heard of this specific foundation, but it certainly looks like a great one to be contributing to. When exactly will you be in Thailand? Will you be travelling up to the northeast where I live in Udonthani?

scheng1 wrote on September 28, 2015, 9:46 AM

No. I just have 2 days in Bangkok before leaving for Vietnam.

Paulie wrote on September 29, 2015, 3:52 AM

I don't get to Bangkok very often now. I will be there towards the end of November for a doctor's appointment. Enjoy your time in Bangkok!

scheng1 wrote on September 29, 2015, 9:20 AM

If you have the time, you can pay a visit to Poh Teck Tung Foundation. This foundation is similar to Sawang but on a much bigger scale.

allen0187 wrote on November 1, 2015, 11:16 PM

This is a noble deed on your part. I had to look up the Sawang Boriboon Foundation. Perhaps, in my next visit to Thailand, I'll include this in my itinerary.

VinceSummers wrote on December 11, 2015, 11:53 AM

It's always nice to help the poor. As to buildings, there are many that are beautiful, though the tendency seems to be to get away from beauty in favor of utility. I am reminded of the grand temple located in Jerusalem, and a small group of Christians were gathered together with Jesus. That magnificent structure, one of the most phenomenal early works, must have been highly treasured. For as we read at Matthew 24, they pointed it out to Jesus: "Now as Jesus was departing from the temple, his disciples approached to show him the buildings of the temple. In response he said to them: “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, by no means will a stone be left here upon a stone and not be thrown down.” The temple had been abandoned by God and would never be replaced.