Former Daughter and Sons Give Back!
With financial support raised through Global Giving, the Half Day School’s Lunch Program is able to provide a mid-day meal to every student. On behalf of all the students, teachers, and volunteers at DEPDC/GMS, I would like to say thank you to current, past, and future supporters…you make a difference in the lives of our students and their families!
As some children may only receive this one meal throughout the day, the Half Day School Lunch Program attempts to provide students with a satisfying yet nutritious lunch. DEPDC/GMS recognizes that learning is impossible if basic needs are overlooked.
In addition to international fundraising, DEPDC/GMS was grateful to receive special visitors from Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai Province who offered their own donations of food for the Half Day School:
On September 12th, a former Daughter (student of DEPDC/GMS) returned to visit with her mother, husband, and best friend. They provided gifts of dried food and other vegetarian items, such as ice-cream and sweetmeat, for the younger generation of Daughters and Sons of the Half Day School. Following graduation from DEPDC/GMS, she received continued financial support to complete three years of high school. Referring to Sompop Jantraka, founder of DEPDC/GMS, as “Father”, she thanked him for helping provide her with a life of safety and stability where she finally has the capability to “give back”.
On October 20th, two former Sons returned to visit and donate nonperishable items for the Half Day School Lunch Program. Current students had the opportunity to listen and learn from two strong role models who were once in a similar place in life. The two former Sons are now Monks with one completing his third year of law school. DEPDC/GMS strives to teach the importance of community service, thus it was a blessing to watch former students not only exemplify this value but also share it directly with younger Daughters and Sons.
Your support was tremendously appreciated, especially as the weather begins to cool in Northern Thailand these next few months. Although the cooler weather is welcomed with open arms, it also means “hello” to the common cold and an increase in expenses for fresh fruits and vegetables.
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