At CWEFT, our mission is to empower children and families, equip through education, and end cycles of poverty. So we continue to seek & serve to help protect those children and their families.
2020 has been a year unlike any other—but in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, political unrest, and more challenges, we’ve been humbled to witness your unforgettable generosity. Honestly—we can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done to help countless communities through the year.
What has CWEFT been able to achieve in this period?
Concordia Day Care & Slum Community Center:
In the face of crisis with COVID-19 in March, 2020, and government policy to lock down Bangkok, it made CDCC not able to open Concordia Day care to serve children in need. But the Lord opened other doors to serve in a different way. CDCC continued to be the hands and feet of Jesus, by providing food supplies and care packages to help families in need in Bang Na district. In July 17, we were able to re-open the center, and CDCC continued to serve at the daycare, and monthly visits to the community residents, sharing food supplies.
Between March 15 – December 24, CDCC helped to provide 16,850 meals and 2,135 food supplies and care packages such as masks, hand gel, towel, soap and water bottle etc., to children and their families within 11 communities surrounding Bang Na Center. Your gift, along with partners and individual donors. allowed CDCC to serve food to 9,360 people.
Maintained children and elderly home:
As many of parents of the children from CDCC lost their jobs, they had no income while Bangkok was in lock down. Some of the childrens’ families have so little income already, then they have to fight with the COVID – 19 crisis, in addition to seasonal rains (September – October). Heavy rain made a tough place to live even tougher, with structural damage to walls, roofs and flooring a common occurrence for many of the slum’s inhabitants. After surveying the challenging conditions, it was decided that CDCC would help provide construction support for 7 families with homes in really bad condition, especially grandparents with no income that look after their grandchildren. By providing safe living conditions, we protect the well-being of the children and their families in Bang Na’s slum. Thank you!
CDCC celebrates Christmas with children, their families, and our partners.
We thank all donors that this year, we can still celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The Christmas Outreach program is an annual event that serves by preparing Christmas packages for the children and families living at Bang Na site.
Many children isolated themselves at home, away from friends while we were in lock down. We thank God that the situation in December was still not that bad, which allowed CWEFT, Beginnings Foundation, KPIS International school, World Help, CWEFT-USA, plus CWEFT’s board members, staff, children and some of their families, to arrange and celebrate Christmas for 96 children and 73 parents in need. To rest their soul with the true meaning of Christmas. We also had a good time with games, gifts, and heard the story of Christmas by the Beginning residents. With this event, kids and family can enjoy extra foods as many people are struggling with an economic and COVID 19 crisis. Praise the Lord for all His good and our wonderful partners!
Volunteer Services with CDCC
Concordian International School bring their teacher and students to serve the community with CDCC in December 2020. Their help allowed us to go out and share the gifts with others, and students can learn about people in need in big cities like Bangkok.
Big thanks to KPIS students and staff for their hearts of service and love for others by participating in a Christmas Outreach program at CDCC. We would like to thank the KPIS students and staff for their kindness and generosity. Looking forward to working with you in 2021 as a service-learning team together.
Thank you note from CDCC kids and volunteer.
- One CDCC student lives with her grandmother. Her father got involved in drug trafficking and was in prison. Her mother sold sausage at a Big C department store and cared for 5 family members. Income was unstable, so it was hard for her to save up to fix the restroom. Earth and Amy needed construction supplies to fix a dividing shower wall in the restroom. The floor needed 4 segmented pillars and some wood to make the floor. With your gift, CDCC helped to fix up the two rooms so they can both be used, without worrying about safety with someone watching. Thank you for sponsoring us.
“My name is Chetsada. I am in grade 7. And Amy is in grade 3. Thank you so much for your love and care for me. This Christmas is special to me and my family as the Concordia School helped to fix my restroom for me and my family. Thank you so much for helping me and my sister to be safe, with no hole in the restroom and house risk.”
- Mr. Sam Simcox taught English at the local daycare center and helped out wherever he could, while he lived in Bangkok with his parents. His affinity with the people he met through CWEFT has extended long past his departure from Thailand, as he continues to inquire about what he can do to help.
“My time spent helping out with CWEFT made me appreciate what I have in my own life. Sometimes people who have nothing can also be the most welcoming and kind! Giving your time to those less fortunate can really help you see things from another perspective. We have the power to help and give back to these communities, and I think it is imperative to do so,” Sam insists.
Thank you to volunteers and students for their service learning activities, that help CWEFT to be able to help others!
Please include us in your prayers and support, and you can also help us spread the word about our work and continue to grow our community of supporters like you. If you’re willing to share the story of our work with your network, we would be incredibly grateful!
CWEFT Thailand Website: www.cwefthailand.org, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CWEFT- USA website: http://www.cweft-usa.org/, Email: David@cweft-usa.org