Thailand is in many ways a beautiful country, but it is a fact that Thailand also is an undeveloped, corrupt and poor country.
Many areas are still without water and electricity, handicapped, deaf and blind children were until recently not given any special education, but were left in the back of the class, where they more or less could do whatever they wanted as long as they were quiet - Most of them didn't learned anything.
Things are now - slowly - changing for the better, as it is now understood that e.g. a deaf child is not stupid just because he or she does not come, when you call and that a blind child also deserve to be treated with respect and not just dumped somewhere out of sight.
The problem is of course that there are nearly no special schools in North - East Thailand and the few there are, are all left on a very small budget, so there is not enough chairs, tables, computers etc.
The students need to pay for their own books, paper and pens and of course the school fee, which does that most of the students, need to work all night selling flowers in the local bars.
I think that we have all been given money to some sort of charity in the past, but many of us have stopped our donations when we realized that our money were used for bigger offices, beautiful Mercedes' and expensive holidays instead of going where we thought they should go.
FBI has now decided to do something about it, but we need your help.
We haven't earmarked the donations for a single project, but have decided to try to help as many Thai children as possible, so the money could be used on anything from just paper and pens to a pair of glasses, a hearing aid or a wheelchair - The more money we will get, the more children we will be able to help !
You are welcome to send us any donation you want and FBI will guarantee that your money do not end up in some rich Thai mans pocket, but will go to the children who really needs it.
Thank you very much.
Preben & the FBI team
A special thanks to :
Mr. Mike, Bournemouth, England
Mr. Mark, USA & Non Sung