Friday, 11 November 2011

Hand to Hand: Safe and Clean Water for Flood Victims

Hand to Hand: Donations for Flood Victims in Thailand 2011
LPN Operation Centre for Flood Relief (LPN-CFR)

The Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) has established a contingency plan to prepare safe and clean water to supply to flood victims living in Central area: Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Samutsongkram, and Evacuation Centres at Ratchaburi province. We have, therefore, purchased a Water Purification Reverse Osmosis Plant, which has capacity to produce 6,000 litres of clean water per day, to be installed at the LPN Office. 

Water purification reverse osmosis plant and installation cost: 209,650 Thai Baht

Anyone is interested in making financial contribution for the purchase, please contact us

The Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation(LPN)
Samut Sakhon Office:
25/17-18 Mahachai Muangthong Village, Sahakorn Road,
Bang Yah Praek Sub-District, Samut Sakhon Province
Tel: +66.34.434.726, +

Financial contribution can be transferred to:

Labour Rights Promotion Network
Krung Thai Bank Pcl.
Chamchuree Square Branch
Account Number: 162-0-09432-0
Swift Code: KRTHTHBK

Otherwise, you may transfer through PayPal. Please visit our blog, 
the PayPal button is on the right side.

All your contributions will be highly appreciated. 
Thank you from LPN!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Safety First: The Preparation for the Flood in Mahachai

Sea rising in the inner area of Mahachai (30.10.2011, 09:42)

The flooding situation in the critical areas like Ayutthaya, Nakornsawan, Pathumthani provinces is slowly getting better. Samut Sakhon is the final channel which all water mass from northern provinces will pass by before running to the sea. However, many people here seem not to be aware of the flood. When you walk to the inner city of Mahachai, asking people about how they prepare about the flood, they would probably laughed at your question.

Mahachai is closed to the sea; flooding is, in fact, quite a usual phenomenon here. When the sea tide rises,  the low area like Mahachai market is slightly flooded in the morning, and then the water will go back to the sea in the afternoon. Therefore, many people in Mahachai perceive that the flood caused by the water mass coming from the north to Mahachai would be more or less like the sea rising period, and subsequently, they do not prepare much for the flood.

 Thai Union Community

 Po Jae Market

Po Jae Market

 Po Jae Market
Golden Community

LPN is aware of severity of the flood in Mahachai, and at the same time, we are aware of some unfortunate groups of people who may rarely have an access to the Thai news. We, therefore, work together with Raks Thai Foundation in public announcement and dissemination, hoping that residents both Thai and migrant workers in Mahachai know and understand about the flooding situation, and be well-prepared for the flood and evacuation. Since last few days, our mobile car have been going to communities; for instance, Bang Pla, Po Jae, Moo Si, Golden etc. to inform local people about the flood and what to do during the flooding. We announce, hand over the leaflet giving the instructions in three languages: Thai, Burmese, and Mon, and talk to people about the preparation. At the same time, we try to build up the key network in each area so that these people could help inform us about the situation in each community.

Soon enough, water will reach the inner city of Mahachai. Until then, we hope that more people will be ready for the flood, and less people will be affected by this flood.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Hand to Hand Project

Debriefing on Volunteers' fundraising work

We had officially completed our Aud + Dee camping since 24 October 2011. On the last day, we had a debriefing with the young volunteers regarding their fundraising for flood victims. In the final conclusion, approximately, 1,200 people received help from the Aud  + Dee fundraising project.

 Child Protection Training
After the debriefing, we trained them about Child Protection so that they may adopt this knowledge to adapt in their lives.And hopefully, they can share their knowledge to their friends and peers.

 Mr. Sompong Srakaew, the LPN Director

In the final part of the meeting, we have informed the volunteers about our ongoing mission for flood victims, the "Hand to Hand" project, which is supported by the Save the Children UK in Thailand. We name our project like this because we would like to guarantee that every penny we spend from donations will go directly to the victims' hands. And now, it is our delight to see that these volunteers are enthusiastic to help us in the new programme. Yet, we have staff, but we still need more donations both in goods and finance to keep our flood relief programme run. And these days, we make it easier for donors who would like to make a donation through credit card. It is now possible to send your donation to our LPN Foundation online. If you wish to make a donation, please see the PayPal link on your right-hand side and follow its instructions.

Finanancial contribution to goods

 Hand over relief bags to flood victims, mostly builders, at the Supalai Ville village, 
where it was one of a hard-to-reach area

Again, we assure you that your donations will go directly to the hands of those who are affected by the flood. Thank you in advance for your kind support.