Thailand Muay Thai Foster Kids

$1,300 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 41 months


Hey everyone, my name is Chris and I run a small Muay Thai gym in Mae Rim Thailand and we've been trying to promote MMA and Muay Thai  to the kids in Thailand.

We recently teamed up with Chiang Mai Home for Boys and have put together an after school program to help teach these kids new skills, discipline, English basics, and a chance for the older kids to help in the development of the younger ones having options of letting them turn into trainers themselves. We have over 1,000 kids at the housing project and these kids need as much attention as possible before they turn of age and make their way on their own into society.
We have a great opportunity to make a difference for these kids physically and mentally and so little time to waste. Most of the children have parents lost from HIV, poverty, homelessness and lack of care. We desire to put structure back into their lives and have the time to work with them on a regular basis. Unfortunately what we don't have is solid stream of funds in order to provide for our growing list of kids. We have to consider costs of running shoes, shorts, gear, transportation, text book materials etc. in order to fulfill our obligations as instructors and mediators.

As we get further along we will be making a web page directly related to our youngsters to see the upcoming news, photos, results, fight stats, learning process etc. so you can see the difference we are making. If this sounds like an interesting cause please send us whatever help or valuable information you can give us to keep us always improving our desire to make this program successful.

If you don't agree with our program but still want to donate the website for the Chiangmai home for boys is 

http://61.19.255.77/web/chiangmaiboys/index.php

They don't have translations, Facebook or any other references yet as we in Thailand are behind the curve in the media exposure development. We are working on it now to increase the potential for future exposure to a growing demand.

if you want to know more about us 

https://www.facebook.com/groupbangarang?ref=ts&fref=ts

or www.gymbangarang.com

Regards,

Phil & Chris with Group Bangarang
info.bangarang@gmail.com

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We have a new challenge! Like the crazy people we are, Tiga and I are going to run the Songkran half marathon on April 13, at night, in the dark, in the heat, and in the smog of beautiful Chiang Mai to raise funds for this amazing project. That's a whole marathon - 26 miles or 42 kilometres of pain and sweat between us. This incredible kids Muay Thai project is just starting to take shape and we're in the perfect position to take it forwards once we have some more funds.

So please dig deep and give generously because this is an amazing cause, and this race is going to be nasty, and frankly, we need all the help and motivation we can get. Signed photos of sweaty blisters will be available to all donors upon request.

Please sponsor us (or Nicky will make us walk home!).
Last year's race
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Just wanted to say Thank You for all the supporters out there for our cause. In 2 weeks we will have expanded the gym to double the size and have also been able to build external housing for our Kids and Staff mentors. within a few months we will start undergoing the process of taking on the responsibilities of sheltering, nurturing, and educating a few lucky kids by sponsoring them into our Kids Mauy Thai Program. We couldn't have gone this far without your help and much appreciated guidance on this adventure! Updates will start flooding in very soon. Thank you from all of us at Gym Bangarang.
New Project Expansion
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Were still on top of it. Trying to make better experiences for children. We had a great donation from a good friend and was able to have a park installed for the kids right next to the muay thai facility. When we get things in order and have reached our goal we should be ready to make a good push and impact on some of the local kids around our area. Weve already started making bunk beds and have project ideas for the housing but we are being cautious making sure that every step is in the right direction for our main task. appreciate the help and support so far.
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The harsh reality of the nightlife. Human trafficking. Many of these kids selling flowers and goods at midnight until morning are stolen kids that have been forced into this type of work. Many cannot go home and sleep until they've sold all their goods or get penalized for not selling well. my idea is to build more housing for these kids and give them a real home if they are willing to come stay with us. We're working right now on this very problem and speaking with other support groups on how to cut the red tape so these kids can have a safe childhood environment to live in. Until this is solved we buy out all their flowers if they are desperate to sleep. We ask as many questions about who they are where they come from and where they live. We ask everyone around if they know their story and background. We do our research so that when we're ready we're going to give them a helpline that is 100% committed into making sure we help these kids throughout their childhood so no one gets left behind. Don't brush them away like animals when you see them bugging you for change... They don't want to be there asking strangers on bar stools for money either... They're innocent children.
Human trafficking in disguise
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Hazel Whitehead
29 months ago

Just seen this. Didn't know anything about it. Bloody good job Chris. Keep up the good work for these less fortunate babies x

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Sherry Lindblad
37 months ago

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PURPOSE THESE CHILDREN ARE GIFTS FROM GOD

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$1,300 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 41 months
Created December 21, 2014
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MR
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Mona Mae Rim
29 months ago
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Wonderful project. I live nearby, know the children and see the progress. Thank you!

HW
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Hazel Whitehead
29 months ago
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Just seen this. Doesn't know anything about it. Bloody good job Chris. Keep up the good work for these less fortunate babies x

JG
$100
Jaz Goven
37 months ago
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Great work . Thanks for doing this

MV
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marina verdugo
39 months ago
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Chris, wish you the best luck getting funds for these amazing kids. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of others in this amazing world.

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Anonymous
40 months ago
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CW
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Claire walker
40 months ago
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Wonderful idea and good luck to you all.

JG
$50
jaz goven
40 months ago
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Thank you for doing this

Hazel Whitehead
29 months ago

Just seen this. Didn't know anything about it. Bloody good job Chris. Keep up the good work for these less fortunate babies x

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Sherry Lindblad
37 months ago

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PURPOSE THESE CHILDREN ARE GIFTS FROM GOD

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