PATTAYA STREET KIDS UPDATE
We have recently increased our food deliveries for students living in the slums and this has come about because of the number of new students that we took on this year. We have also increased out support for the food programme that Kate’s Project Trust operates for their students.
Muay Thai Boxing
During my trip to Pattaya over the New Year I met a few of our students who were taking part in Muay Thai boxing matches to supplement their families’ income. Four boys ages 11-14 years and one girl age 13 years were training at a local boxing camp at weekends and after school, as Muay Thai can be a brutal sport where serious injuries are frequent we asked Khun Noi to look into this for us.
We have asked Khun Noi to ascertain if there is any way that PSK can assist the families to remove the need for the kids to fight but one problem is that a successful fighter can take the winners’ purse which can be many thousands of Baht and that is often to much of an attraction for kids to stop boxing.
More updates on this to follow.
I'm sure you'll all agree that Pattaya Street Kids is a worthy cause and thank you once again for your kind donations.