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Pass It Forward for the Children

Pak Song, Amphoe Phato, Chumphon

The Thai Child Development Foundation (TCDF) was founded in 2004 to help the children within the area of Amphoe Phato of Chumphon province by offering scholarships and facilitating medical care. TCDF also established a special school to provide education and health assistance to children with special needs, whether it is children with Autism, Down’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, or those with physical challenges. Other than getting personalised education and physiotherapy, these children gradually acquire skills and abilities to support themselves in the future. These children come to school four days a week, in which they engage in various activities and vocational trainings; such as, working in the garden and mushroom farm, painting, sewing, and working in the restaurant. On the weekends, the special school turns into a Creative Learning Centre, where local children learn English, play sports, and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts activities.

Activity

Tending the Ecological Gardens

The ecological gardens are the main part of what makes TCDF Eco-Logic sustainable, and there are numerous kinds of vegetables, fruit, and herbs cultivated here, ranging from tomato to star gooseberry, and pineapple, just to name a few. To ensure the effic

Taking Care of the Animals and Picking Mushrooms

TCDF raises a variety of animals ranging from chickens to ducks, fish, and horses. Volunteers help in the daily routine of animal care; such as, feeding, cleaning the fishpond, collecting the chicken eggs, and washing the horses. Once the mushrooms that a

Maintenance

TCDF is constantly maintaining the existing materials and adding new projects to the premises. Volunteers can help with building frames for the garden, repairing fences, painting the walls, and decorating the guesthouses or the school.

Spending Time with the Local Children

On Saturday, the children who live nearby come to the school in the TCDF premises, and volunteers can spend time with the children through various activities; such as, teaching English and arts, playing games, and watching the children perform.

Example of a Daily Schedule

  • 8.00 a.m.
  • : Breakfast and meeting to determine what needs to be done for the day.
  • 9.00 a.m.
  • : Work on the garden.
  • 12.00 p.m.
  • : Lunch.
  • 1.30 p.m.
  • : Maintenance work around the garden.
  • 5.00 p.m.
  • : Relax.
  • 7.00 p.m.
  • : Dinner.
  • Remark: - The above schedule is only an example of what is to be expected and is subject to change, depending on the circumstances. - Volunteers at TCDF Eco-Logic start working every Wednesday through to Sunday and get Monday and Tuesday off, in which they can relax within the premises or visit several of the nearby attractions.

Contact Information

  • TCDF Eco-Logic
  • 71/2 Mu 4, Tambon Pak Song, Amphoe Phato, Chumphon 86180
  • Tel. +668 6172 1090
  • volunteerprojects@thaichilddevelopment.org