smiling students holding each other

Giving Children Hope and a Future

To learn to give is one of the hardest skills to pick up. Traveling in countries of lower than average GDP and visible poverty can often open one’s eyes to seeing what even the tiniest bit of time or money invested towards someone else’s wellbeing can do. Since the co-operation with Prince of Songkla University started, PSU and Asia Exchange have been supporting Asia Center Foundation who are an NGO focused on providing disadvantaged Thai and Burmese children with education, sport and life skill opportunities. The new students in Phuket visited  Jump Start Education Center for Burmese Students, and were greeted with big smiles and unforgettable laughs.

Like they say – sharing is caring. If you cannot visit the Jump Start Education Center yourself, live through our visit and take a look at the pictures below. After that, please take a moment, and visit the website of Asia Center Foundation to find out how you can support the program too.

smiling kids on phuket, thailand Despite their young age, these kids sure know how to pose for a photo!

jump start education center managed by asia center foundation Asia Center Foundation funds and operates the Jump Start Education Center in Phuket

children is studying in the classrom The youngest group of children were around the ages of 4 to 6 years old – learning to write and making animal-figures with play dough.

teaching the children Asia Exchange students joining to make something out of play dough.

girl is taking a selfie with children These kids who are lucky to be a part of the Burmese Children education program are on their way to a better future – thanks to Asia Center Foundation.

teaching the students in the classroom in phuket, Thailand The older group of children were already studying more advanced writing in different languages.burmese student To get to receive teaching in Thai, Burmese, and English language is a blessing that will help these children on their life and future career significantly.children is happy to study “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!”group of smiling student is taking a selfie Selfies are gaining popularity – and the children at Jump Start Education Center are better at them than most of us.happy vibes in classroom One more take on a group-selfie ( What is it called? A groupie?)how the children gaining their teamwork Seeing how happy and hard-working these potential university graduates of the near-future were, should motivate each and everyone to study harder and realize how lucky we really are to get a proper chance on educating themselves.charity in thailand Pekka Pernu from Asia Exchange and Colin Callagher from PSU handed in a donation for Asia Center Foundation .happy face of three kids Thank you for letting us visit, Asia Center Foundation. We will see you again soon!

If you would like to learn more on how you can support the program, please visit the website of Asia Center Foundation .

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