Over 30 years ago, the Wat Thung Hiang Children’s Shelter, located in Chonburi, was established under the kindness of Monsignor Phra Mongkol Moli Wi. The Abbot of Wat Thung Hiang has provided a safe home to many underprivileged children, including those from the Hmong and Karen minorities, offering them meals, clothing and school supplies as well as teachings under the Buddhist guidelines.
Wat Thung Hiang Children’s Shelter is currently in a dilapidated state due to the normal wear and tear of the 30 years that have passed without any renovations being carried out due to a lack of funding. Consequently, the children are currently living in extremely unhealthy and unhygienic conditions and require urgent assistance.
To improve their living standards, last year The Diamond Elephant Foundation provided the Wat Thung Hiang Children’s Shelter with gas stoves for cooking, blankets, mattresses and mosquito nets.
The Diamond Elephant Foundation has already carried out the planning of the construction and renovation of the bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets, learning and recreational spaces, outdoor sports field, and drainage and flood prevention systems.
Details on the construction and renovation of the Boy’s Dormitory:
Planning for the renovations were performed under the principles of:
The Diamond Elephant Foundation conducted price comparisons from 3 contractors.
After thorough comparisons, it was decided to award this project to the J.A.Z. Design and Construction Company Limited who very generously donated 134,366 THB worth of construction and renovations, bringing the 5,234,266 THB baht quote to a final 5,100,000THB.
From absolute commitment to improving the lives of underprivileged children, to total transparency with funds and management, The Diamond Elephant Foundation guarantees that 100% of all donations will go to helping these children in need.