Servas Thailand got off to an early start with International Servas Week, visiting the LifePrep Foundation in Samut Sakhon on the first day, September 17. They took clothes, books, toys and money for migrant kids whose parents came to Thailand to seek better economic opportunities. Many of the parents end up being taken advantage of in their new country. Later in the afternoon, the Servas Thailand group visited temples and enjoyed the sea view in Samut Sakhon, Thailand’s seafood capital.
Servas Thailand was one of the first member groups to publicize their activities during Servas International Week on social media like Facebook. The event takes place during the week around September 21, the UN international day of peace, to celebrate Servas values such as peace, solidarity, service, hospitality and understanding.
Choosing letters for a group activity at the LifePrep Foundation in Samut Sakhon during the International Servas Week in Thailand.
Servas Thailand members on a visit to migrant children at the LifePrep Foundation in Samut Sakhon during the International Servas Week in September 2016. The Servas volunteers in the picture are, from left to right, Kiattikul T-mongkol (Lek), Areewan Tokrasae (Wan) and Soonthariya Rongrongmuang (Nan).
The Servas volunteers Rachada Arpornsilp (Tarn), Nadtaya Prakongsub (Aoy) Wansiri Rongrongmuang (Topsi) and Penpak Krergmatukorn (Pern) entertain migrant children at the LifePrep Foundation in Samut Sakhon during the International Servas Week in September 2016.