Over the past three years we’ve tried a lot of things to reach out to kids in the communities where we work. We went from teaching in the on the railroad tracks to inside the slums’ mosques and temples.

Later we gave a few select kids a special opportunity to take language and drama courses at tutoring centers. Finally, we’ve been working in partnership with KIS International School and have been benefitting from the best of both worlds.

End of the year Saturday School Pool Party

End of the year Saturday School Pool Party

The kids get the attention and support they need to learn, from teens and teachers who volunteer from the school, without the huge expense we incurred from the private programs.

If you’ve missed the updates about our Saturday program, you can catch a quick glimpse of what we’ve been doing on our In Search of Sanuk facebook page

Finally the year end close to this project has come and we decided to celebrate with a pool party. Odd only because a few weeks before, several of the kids evacuated their homes not long before they were flooded. So in addition to celebrating the completion of the first stretch of Saturday School, there was a need to de-stress by being rowdy in the pool.

Flood Frustration Free and Being Rowdy in the Pool

Flood Frustration Free and Being Rowdy in the Pool

It worked and flood frustrations were quickly forgotten.

Thanks KIS International and all the teachers and volunteer students who made the program happen by giving time, support, facilities and supplies.

Thank You Card from our Kids & Volunteers!

Thank You Card from our Kids & Volunteers!

Here’s a photo the volunteers helped the kids to create to say thanks to everyone who gave to support food for lunch.

Finally thanks to Bangkok Patana School, who found out what we were doing and gave a donation to help us cover transportation for all the kids.

We’re hoping to get things going again in the new year. Until then, thanks all and look for the next update about getting more support for the families we help.

-Dwight

All photos compliments of volunteer photographer Pooja Kishnani (click here to see more photos from our party).