The time has come for us to expand our efforts.
For the last 5 years, Boom and I have made it our life's work to build a gym that serves as a special place in the lives of the children in our corner of Isaan.
With your generous support over the years, we've been able to provide them a framework of activity, discipline, and opportunities from Monday to Sunday, school day or holiday.
A month ago, we started a GoFundMe to respond to the need to expand to better serve the kids and our local community. We've been blown away by the response.
Thank you so much to everyone who has stepped up to help us move closer to our goal of building a home for these children. We are positively thrilled by this outpouring of support from all corners of the world.
We are getting ever so close to our goal and with a sustained effort we can afford a beautiful plot of land that is available for the sum of 60,000 CAD (45,000 USD).
This plot of land already has a big house ready to move into and if we secure it now, we can move in right away and save on rent. We're now at 16,000 CAD (10,000 USD) so we're almost there, but we need to push a little more.
Our end goal is to have a home for the kids where we can house them all as they continue to come to us. Our current routine of ferrying them back and forth from the gym is unsustainable in the long run.
Once we have the land, we can then move onto the next item on our checklist, the gym. With the house and gym all in one location, we'll be able to better look after all the children.
The gym is doing so well with many of the kids who've been here longest starting to blossom in Muay Thai and newer kids showing up and developing with great promise in the image of their elders.
The time is now for all of us to respond to their desire and to their dedication! To make a donation, or to find out more click here.
Please do not hesitate to message us with any questions you may have.