Building a Brighter Future for Children in Thailand
A Proposal for Grace Life Baptist Church to Provide Educational Toys and Playground Equipment at a Compassion Center in Thailand
We are deeply grateful for the Grace Life Baptist Church family and your heart for the world's most vulnerable children. Because of your concern for those Jesus referred to as "the least of these," it is our honor to present you with the following proposal to provide educational toys and playground equipment at a Compassion-assisted child development center at a church partner in the Tak Province of Thailand. This church partner is located in a mountainous village populated primarily by the Karen ethnic group. The average monthly income for a family is less than $100 USD. Adults in the community try to find work as day laborers or in factories and on plantations.
Meeting a Critical Need
This church partner currently ministers to over 1,000 children. The church is part of a group of six local churches that partner with Compassion and serve together to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. The churches have requested educational toys and playground equipment as part of their effort to help children develop holistically. Children in poverty often lack safe places to exercise and play outdoors. Educational toys are a luxury that people with very low incomes can not afford. However, they do play an important role in child development, especially for children in poverty. This intervention will cover the cost of 34 educational toys and 10 pieces of outdoor playground equipment to be shared by TH0954 with other local partner churches. The toys are designed to help children acquire gross motor skills and fine motor skills which are important milestones in child development.
Amount Needed: $8,638.00*
*This budget covers all program, administration and fundraising costs commensurate with Compassion's corporate guidelines.
The overall objective of this intervention is to provide educational toys and a playground at a church partner in Thailand to increase the center’s ability to implement Compassion’s holistic child development activities.
- A total of 34 educational toys and 10 pieces of playground equipment will be acquired
- The aim is to equip beneficiaries between the ages of 3 and 12 years old with developmental toys and a safe play to play and exercise outdoors
- The church partner will receive, install (if needed) and maintain the toys and playground equipment
A completion report will be submitted from the field within two months after the intervention is fully funded and implemented.
Please Join Us
Grace Life Baptist Church is a valued partner in Compassion’s mission to share God’s love with the children around the developing world who need it the most. Your gift to provide a playground for students in Thailand will be a tangible expression of God’s love for them. Your gift will minister to the more than 1,000 children registered at this center (and its satellite centers) today, but also to many more children in the future. Your generosity will also be a powerful testimony of God’s love and provision for the parents and surrounding community.
Thank you again for your prayerful consideration of this request, and may God continue to bless your members and ministry!
Three distinct foundations of how Compassion works:
We focus exclusively on children — “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Luke 18:16, NIV) All programs are aligned with developing children holistically (pre-natal through young adulthood) by addressing physical, spiritual, socio-emotional, economic and educational needs.
We work exclusively with the local church — Compassion believes that the church is God’s agent for change in a broken world, which is why our programs are only offered through partnership with churches in the developing world that have the same passion for prioritizing and ministering to children.
We keep Jesus at the center of all we do — Children and families are not required to profess Jesus as their Savior to participate in our programs, but we want children to hear the gospel, see living faith and be discipled in the ways of Jesus. To this end, every mother and child registered in our programs receive age-appropriate Bibles, which are replaced as children mature and develop.
Amount Requested: $8,638.00
Thank you, Grace Life Baptist Church, for prayerfully considering partnering with Compassion International. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your ministry to children in Thailand, or around the world. It's an honor to serve alongside you.