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Home school in the Jungle

$510 of $1,425 goal

Raised by 7 people in 26 months
Sabine Roper
on behalf of Teresa Guerrieri
 SAINT LOUIS, MO

Totally frustrated with the Thai school system, we want to go back to home schooling. Sabine has applied for a job as a doctor in a small jungle village. Going with her are: Elisabeth, 12;  Bente,11;  Dominic 11;  Sebastian, 9 and and Timothy,7 years.  We need a small solar system, a smart phone and a laptop for studying. All teaching material needs to be downloaded in advance. The kids will study in the morning with Sabine and then do their assignments, while Sabine looks after her patients or teaches local health care professionals.  Sabine homeschooled them when they were in pre-school, they then entered the Thai school and learnt to speak, read and write in Thai.  They need to learn now proper English plus French and German, as Elisabeth and Sebastian are actually German citizens. The aim is to make them fit that they can join an international or German school later. Bente and Elisabeth would like to go to a Hospitality Training Center in Mae Sot when they are 16 and then continue their studies abroad. Dominic loves construction and would like to attend the STTC to learn welding, electrics and general construction.  With good English, German and French he will be able to do further studies in engineering, if he wishes.  Sophie 7, Felix 6, Nicolas 9 and Charlotte 11 will move to a private boarding house and vocational school very close to Sabine's village, that they can see her very often and spend the weekends together. They will study in Karen and English and learn Burmese and Thai as well. With 13 they will start vocational trainings in the afternoons (weaving, sewing, computer, medical and more). The home school kids are interested as well in joining this school for 1-2 years before going to the vocational colleges. 

Needs:
250 $     new clothes, mats, mosquito nets, household 
275$      solar system (complete)
120 $     tent as emergency housing
75 $        smart phone
30 $        pre-paid internet
300 $     laptop 
250 $     food for the 1, month
125 $     new clothes for vocational school kids
Total: 1425 $ US


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Update 4
Posted by Sabine Roper
22 months ago
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Dear friends, we have raised so far 360 $ plus I had another 300$ external donation, which didn't go through this website! Our former home is empty and we only need to take the rubbish away. I have donated many of our beds to other projects and managed to sell the other furniture. I still need to sell the bicycles, as we have no use for them in the mountains. We will keep 3, that's it. Another problem are the bigger dogs, for which I haven't been able to find homes yet. We bought nearly all clothes, except shoes for the older kids. I haven't had enough donations to buy a solar panel or another laptop etc yet, so we might leave without it at first, until we can afford it. I have 2 sinks, 2 beds, the kitchen tables, a ladder, plastic buckets and cooking pots plus will try to take the metal roof from the shed. It seems that Nicolas and Felix can't cope with staying at the Vocational school and will need to move to us as well. We will see, if Nicolas can continue to attend the school or needs to be home schooled as well.
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Update 3
Posted by Sabine Roper
23 months ago
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Shoes, socks, underwear: 1450 B
Short pants, t-shirts, shirts: 700 B
skirt: 100 B
boxes: 300 B
We received a clothes donation with t-shirts for Sophie and Felix, but no pants at all.
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Update 2
Posted by Sabine Roper
23 months ago
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Elisabeth got hemorrhagic Dengue fever and had to stay in the hospital for 3 days. I recognized the signs and had her admitted very early. Her platelets dropped, but she only bled slightly internally. She did not develop any really serious complications. She still needs bed rest for a few more days. We are washing and sorting clothe for the big move of the four children, who are going first. We have already 2 boxes, bought 4 pair of shoes, underwear, socks and each at least two new sets of clothes (depending on the condition of the old ones). The old school uniforms are washed , but I haven't seen them. Blankets are next. School starts on the 8th June.
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Update 1
Posted by Sabine Roper
24 months ago
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I originally thought, that the 5 younger kids stay behind with their aunt for 1-2 years. Timothy has been nagging me now that he wants to home school with us and comes every day and has proven, that he can behave well. As he suffers from Dyslexia, he can use my special teaching material to learn to read in English. Hopefully I found a school with boarding house close to the village, so we don't need to be separated. It is actually the school I wanted to send Charlotte, Nicolas and Sophie to in a few years. Cross the fingers that everything works out!
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$510 of $1,425 goal

Raised by 7 people in 26 months
Created February 18, 2015
Sabine Roper  
on behalf of Teresa Guerrieri
TA
$50
Ty and Amanda
22 months ago

Hi guys, hope this money comes in handy.

$100
Sarah Edwards
22 months ago

Hello guys, I hope this helps. I miss you all and hope this helps a little bit. Lots of love! Sarah x

LM
$100
Louise Marker
22 months ago
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Sending love and best wishes for the next part of the journey

MC
$25
Melanie Clark
22 months ago
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$155
Anonymous
23 months ago
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CM
$30
Carla & Fabio Moretto
23 months ago
1
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Keep up the work Sabine! Love, Carla & Fabio

CL
$50
Carla Laguardia
23 months ago
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We love those kids and miss them deeply. We hope this helps a bit and apologize for not being constant in our support. You're great Sabine!

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