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Closed Pottery Project for Vulnerable Children

Ban Nong Phong - Udon Thani, Thailand

A pottery and art station for the children of V2T, education for Vulnerable Children

R. Wagner from Volunt2thai Österreich (E.V) | 
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About this project

Pottery Project for Vulnerable Children 
In rural Thailand, parents often leave their infants and young children with grandparents or close relatives and migrate to cities for work. Grandparents and relatives often lack the basic resources and parenting and caretaker skills needed to care for young children, leaving them vulnerable to injury and physical, emotional and sexual abuse.  

Education is not highly valued by the rural poor and boys especially are prone to drop out of school after age 15 when the government stops providing free education. Rural youth easily become trapped in poorly paid unskilled labor and are vulnerable to substance abuse and may become involved in criminal activity. 

A new goal for 2018-2019. 

To realize our dream of creating a pottery project we need your help. 

What do we have to manage?  The necessary concrete an area of 8m x 8m (about 26 ft x 26 ft), potter´s wheels, simple kiln and half of the roof construction could be realized in the meantime. But there are still some things open and unpaid and we are looking forward to any help!  The roof, sheets, labour costs, bricked storage room, matching tools, colours, material to get started are still necessary! 

How much is the total cost?  Including the building (art station)  € 8000,-
How long will the implementation last?  Till full in operation – 2 years

We will be reaching out to universities and educational institutions to invite cooperation and to recruit volunteers with skills and experience in the arts. 

Help us to realize this dream with your donation!

Our ”Space of Art” shall become an attraction for the Kids living in our area and a destination for visitors. Art is able to give self-confidence to the children. Schools in our area will be part of the project and Art and Craft will be a fixed part of the curricula at this schools. 

We want to create the opportunity of a professional future for the children giving them specialist knowledge and thus the opportunity for economic development of the area. Our dream involves to attract day trippers and thus create jobs in the villages. At the end the project shall bear its costs on its own. 

This project can become something really great and will increase the development of the children and the area. Step by step there will arise a centre of art. Pottery is only the beginning, more art styles and crafts will be added. This will be interesting for guests and visitors and the area will become more busy. 

Costs to get started amount to € 8000 transferred to a number of 1000 children during the next 10 years this means € 8,- per child.

A better future “Pottery for Future” for only € 8,- per child. 

If you want to help to realize this project please donate. 
Feel free to contact me.