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2012 Articles (2)

NICI and TFI Team Event
Eighty-five employees of NICI (Nestle Indofood in Indonesia) along with volunteers from TFI visited Pulau Sembilangan to paint the new school building Madrasah Aliyah.
A Trip to Timor Island
Angel, a TFI member, along with a dear Korean friend visited Timor Island where they joined TFI Volunteer Nicolas at two orphanages outside Kupang bringing needed supplies of clothing, shoes, school books, bags and supplies, toys, and character building books for the children.

2011 Articles (9)

Suan Dek Development Center for Intellectually Challenged Children
Suan Dek is a day care center project dedicated to strengthening and maximizing the potential of the 25 intellectually challenged children. The children have autism, Down Syndrome or another mental or physical disability. The children range in age from 8 years to teenage.
Pra Phutthabhat Girl’s Home
For the past 15 years TFI members John and Sarah have worked together with the Pra Phutthabat Girl’s Home in Suraburi province which cares for 175 girls ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old.
Onut Waste Disposal Daycare Centers
As part of an ongoing projects TFI members John and Sarah regularly visit the Onut Waste Disposal Daycare centers where they spend quality time with the children and most recently made possible the donation of a new computer to the center as well as toys, notebooks and a special lunch.

2010 Articles (3)

TFI Relief Efforts at the Mt. Merapi Volcano Disaster in Central Java
Several teams of TFI members mobilized just days after the first eruption of the Merapi volcano in central Java to help victims and evacuees of the explosion.
Jogja Early Learning Seminar
In March 2010 TFI volunteers conducted three days of seminars near Jogjakarta, Central Java for over 300 preschool (PAUD) teachers.
Trauma Healing for Earthquake Victims in Padang West Sumatra
One of the common side-effects of natural disasters such as the massive earthquake in West Sumatra is fear and trauma. Usually the most seriously affected are children, especially those who have lost members of their family, friends, or their homes.

2009 Articles (4)

Award for Continuing Education Program
The Family International received an award from the Thai government for our continuing education program with juveniles in detention. This program comprises a series of bi-weekly educational classes that combine teaching English to the boys with leadership training.
Seminar, and Book Distribution in Angtong, Thailand
We were able to contact the director of the largest primary school in Angtong through flood relief work we did a previous year. The children come from underprivileged families and often lack in many basic necessities.
Wat Sa Kaew
An orphanage located an hour away from Bangkok houses 1,700 orphans and very poor children. The Buddhist monks who run the institution have to raise an enormous amount of finances and material assistance to be able to house, feed, and educate these children.

2008 Articles (18)

Organic Desalination
We have facilitated the desalinating of 60 acres of agricultural land in Kandakaddu in Cuddalore District. This land was rendered useless by the flooding of tsunami salt water. The desalination process was a completely organic process.
School Renovation and Village Rebuilding
The Family India, with the help of several donor agencies was able to provide 59 new houses to the residents of a tsunami-affected village in Tamil Nadu called Ponanthittu. Each of these houses has a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and staircase leading up to the terrace.
Providing Tools to Boat Workers
Not only did the tsunami ravage the lives of the fishermen, it also hit the lives of those who earn a living by providing services to the fishing industry. The Family India has been helping these allied workers by making it possible for them to be self-reliant once again.

2007 Articles (4)

"A Wave of Happiness"
The Family India organized Khushiyon ki Bahaar (A Wave of Happiness), a special Children’s Day fair for 2,800 underprivileged children from the National Capital Region. The kids had a wonderful time! They ate a delicious lunch, danced, sang, played games, won prizes, and had snacks and cold drinks.
Tsunami Relief Project Reaches a Milestone
A fishing village about 20 km (13 mi) south of where we live was severely damaged by the Asian tsunami of December 2004, and 53 families lost their homes.
Family Counseling
We offer counseling to the parents of children who attend our English classes once a week, and in getting to know the parents, we’ve found that they all need the Lord’s love in different ways.

2006 Articles (4)

The Elderly not Forgotten
At the Golden Years Home for the Elderly, wheelchairs formed neat rows in the courtyard, a resident in each one and a look of anticipation on each weathered face.
Yogyakarta Earthquake Relief
In the early morning of May 27, a major earthquake shook the central Java city of Yogyakarta and the surrounding area, claiming more than 5,800 lives and leaving many thousands homeless.
Christmas in March
When we hold English camps at the request of a school, we also try to help the teachers, staff, and children connect with God and His love at every opportunity. One such opportunity arose as I was teaching 130 children English songs.

2004 Articles (1)

More on Tsunami Relief Work
The Family International visited camps which were scattered all over the two main islands affected. Mountain refuges, remote villages, hospitals, and Buddhist temples were all turned into relief centers and centers for missing persons.

2003 Articles (2)

Teaching Others To Help Others
The joy of serving others and helping the disadvantaged—this is what we were able to offer a group of enthusiastic young people.
“Deaf Way” Project Update
Helen Keller Awards: In an effort to encourage children from all the schools for the deaf in Delhi to do better academically, we instituted the Helen Keller Student Award. This annual award is the first of its kind and a significant morale booster to the deserving.

2002 Articles (1)

My First Shoes
Several months ago, Family members in Japan received a donation of 18,000 new pairs of shoes, to be sent as humanitarian aid to the Third World.

2001 Articles (7)

To Kindle A Flame Of Hope—Part 2
Disaster relief in the aftermath of killer floods In early August, heavy rains in northeastern Thailand triggered a series of flash floods, claiming over 150 lives, injuring hundreds, and leaving thousands displaced.
To Kindle A Flame Of Hope—Part 1
Disaster relief in the aftermath of killer floods In early August, heavy rains in northeastern Thailand triggered a series of flash floods. In some districts, the flooding was the worst in memory.
Hours Of Joy Heal Wounds Of The Heart
The girls' curious expressions turned into big, happy smiles. It was a special day. For a while they could forget that they came from broken homes, had lost their parents, or had parents in jail. Today their hearts' desires would be answered.