Celebrating 40 years of the
New Life Foundation,
under the patronage of
H.R.H. The Princess Mother
At the end of May 2004, the New Life Foundation, under the patronage of H.R.H. The Princess Mother held its Annual General Meeting in Chiangmai. This wonderful Thai organisation was established in September 1964 (2507 B.E.) to assist poor Thais who have a physical or mental disorder.
For this purpose three village-style complexes have been set-up in Chiangdao, Lee and Hangdong where members learn how to lead a normal life and happily find jobs that make them stand on their own feet.
The New Life Foundation also has 2 Homes for the Elderly where it supports its poorer senior members who are not able to help themselves anymore with shelter, visits of medical doctors and nurses etc.
Lastly, the Foundation provides pre-school child care services in its Lee and Chiangdao villages as well as scholarship funds to some children.
Five representatives from every village presented their activity report at the meeting which was also attended by officers from the Provincial Health Officer, the Social Welfare officer as well as District officers from Lee and Hangdong.
At this meeting, this year's main fundraiser was announced as a Charity Concert which will be held on 11 September 2004 at Payap University with the support from the newly established 80 member Lanna Symphony Orchestra. Surely an event we will all be looking forward to.
In Chiangmai, the local contact point for the New Life Foundation is:
P.O. Box 51, Chiangmai 50202, Thailand
Tel. 01/88 11 004