The 2018 Wrap Up
There is something powerful in tradition - whether it’s the structure, the process, or the end result. Like most organizations, at the end of the year Imagine Thailand takes time to reflect, evaluate, and discuss all that the year entailed. For us, we try to celebrate as much as we can - and 2018 brought much to celebrate. Before we dive into that, if you want to look back on 2017, you can check out the 2017 Wrap Up.
We know that collaboration is the fuel that helps drive our work. As you read these facts, figures, and highlights, please know that these wins are not just about Imagine Thailand. They are a demonstration of what working together can do. Within our own team, there is no one person who has done it all. We do this together. We also do this with you - though your donations, volunteerism, and engagements. These wins are your wins too.
In 2018, we…
worked with 10 key partners to operate projects and programming
with our partners, we helped relocate and renovate Entrance Coffeehouse & Studio on the campus of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok
helped host and teach at 3 leadership camps / workshops
facilitated a mini-conference for workers engaged with university campuses
collaborated with FGAT Foundation to help organize a major fundraising marathon to take place in 2019
said farewell to Hannah who had served with Imagine for years
welcomed Taepal as our Assistant Director of Student Life
our Lead Team worked with an organizational coach to help retune our vision and values. In conjunction with our entire team we developed our inward and outward facing values.
as part of our Clean Water Project, installed 10 new clean water filtration systems
performed filter maintenance at over 69 locations
in Mae Sot, we hosted 5 international volunteer teams and 3 individuals or families
gave away 80 backpacks for migrant children
donated 30 first aid kits; over 500 boxes of protein enriched ManaRice; over 2,200 kilograms of plain rice; 1,440 cans of sardines, blankets and hats; 200 Christmas gift bags, and lots of secondhand clothing
at the Lighthouse Learning Centre in Takua Pa, we had 60 children in regular attendance
continue to conduct business development skills training for women at the Lighthouse Learning Centre
celebrate the first generation of children who attended the Learning Centre are now studying at universities around the country
hosted a children’s camp in October near Takua Pa
in Hat Yai in January we launched a university student discussion group and had 40 - 60 students engaging weekly
some of the students from this discussion club went on a service trip to work with our team in Mae Sot
in July our partners launched Sela English Centre in Hat Yai
our team continues to teach at Prince of Songkhla University with over 300 students per week
ran a leadership camp for the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Chulalongkorn University in conjunction with a volunteer team from Canada
These are just some of the milestones which we can capture. The moments which truly excite us are hard to convey. It is seeing students from the Lighthouse Learning Centre excel on their government exams and find the confidence to believe in themselves. It’s the conversation with a university student from Bangkok as they begin to understand the reality faced by those outside of the city. It is the smile of a child in a migrant school when they take their first sip of clean drinking water. These are the moments that propel us into 2019. We’re excited to engage this coming year with you!