When winter comes, the urban people are excited for the coming of cool breeze. They enjoy wearing colorful sweaters and counting down the date to have a joyful party in the New Year celebration.
In contrast with the happy season of urban people, children and impoverished people in remote area in the North and Northeastern Thailand have to suffer from the chilly night sleeping under the inadequate old and thin blankets.
Eventhough we cannot stop the cold weather,we can help relieving their suffering. World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) has organized “Imjai Trip” by taking sponsors to visit and hand over blankets to 2,250 children to keep their bodies warm in winter time by covering the area of 10 districts in 8 provinces which having the project areas of World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT). The“Imjai Trip” has processed from October 2017 to January 2018 started at Song KhwaeDistrict and Bo Kluea District in Nan Province, RongKwang District in Phrae Province, Thong Saen Khan District in Uttaradit Province, Mae FaLuang District and Mae Suai District in Chiang Rai Province, NongBuaDaeng District in Chaiyaphum Province, Lom Kao District in Phetchabun Province, Chom Thong District in Chiang Mai Province and finished the “Imjai Trip” at Mae Sariang District in Mae Hong Son Province. (Remark: “Imjai Trip” Imjai is a Thai word means satiability.)
In addition to the warm thick blankets, the children also received the big gift bags which con-tain school supplies, stationery, colored pencilanddrawing toolswhichrepresented the care of theireducation, and the gift bags also contain toothbrushes and toothpastes which represented the care of their oral health and the gift bags also contain fluffy dolls and student socks.
Through the time of processing the activities, we have seen a lot of smiles and happiness. In various areas, we had to take many hours to reach there but the long travelling of us cannot compare to the longer time that the children have suffered from freezing weather. Therefore, this trip not only relieved the children from the cold weather but also fulfilled the warm and happy heart to both givers and receivers.
“Imjai Trip” is the activity that World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) has organized to take sponsors to visit the areas of Child, Family and Community Development Project, and the trip also hold the volunteer activity to develop the society. You can follow the activity news of “Imjai Trip” on Facebook :Tripimjai.SPvisitday