managed by M. Shafer (Communication)
Warm Heart is a grassroots organization that helps Thai villagers in the remote northern district of Phrao, Chiang Mai Province. We organize community projects that provide access to improved education and basic health services, create jobs and sustainable incomes for the poorest in our community, and restore the environment so it will sustain future generations. Warm Heart is not a charity. Our programs address acute needs by helping people help themselves using locally available resources.
Since we opened in July 2008, Warm Heart’s philosophy and programs have made an impact. Our Children’s Homes permit more than 30 Hill Tribe children to attend school; our Hill Tribe Head Start program prepares 3 to 5 year olds in remote Akha villages to attend Thai schools, our Microenterprise Project pays high dividends to local artisans; water projects provide clean water daily to more than 4,500 people; 1,450 pregnant and nursing women and their children receive vitamins daily from Warm Heart, the Warm Heart Community Center in Hoi Sai provides the only Day Program for the Elderly and Disabled in the district of Phrao; and our integreated community development project is teaching Hill Tribe villages to grow coffee while restoring watershed and reforesting mountains.
Warm Heart is deeply rooted in Thailand, and global in its outlook. Our Thai staff of twenty is permanent and local; our international volunteers, 10 to 12 at a time, are of all ages, from all walks of life and from all over the world. Warm Heart is a seamless partnership of two legal organizations: Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc., an American 501.c.3 nonprofit incorporated in the State of New Jersey, EIN 26-2059241, and the Warm Heart Foundation, an incorporated Thai foundation registered with the Ministry of Interior.
This organisation cooperates with the Maecenata Foundation:
It's April 2018 and we have five young women in college and seven starting this summer. We need to fund the gap after scholarships and loans and part-time jobs. Warm Heart's Children's Home has been in operation for over nine years, going from 5 children the first year, to 45 living in our housing and another 25 supported at nearby schools. These are all children from remote hill tribe villages that start school behind their Thai peers. We provide a safe, extended family atmosphere and daily tutoring to help them learn Thai and catch up in all their other subjects. These young women made it through high school and have been accepted to college. One at a major university in the capital, Bangkok, and four at a college in Chiang Mai or Lampang. They will be the first in their families to attend college and break the cycle of poverty of their parents, farmers in the mountains. Meme, our first college graduate, just graduated in Public Policy at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University and is working while studying for the civil service exam. Akanit is starting her last year at Thammasat University in Bangkok, studying to become a Social Worker. New started Chiang Mai Rajabhat University in 2015 and is studying languages and the tourist industry. She is studying Korean and dreams of traveling there someday. Faa ("Sky") is finishing her first year at Maejo University in Public Administration and Earn is completing her first year in Environmental Sciences at Rajabhat in Lampang. They all come back on school breaks to encourage other students and help their communities. Eight girls graduated in March and we are paying first semester deposits and fees for vocational colleges for the five of them now and the others as soon as they finalize their plans. Please help us build a fund to get them through university so they can give back to Warm Heart and their communities.