Community Services

 |  May 1, 2009

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Do something about it. Thammarat Suksa is a Buddhist High School run by the monks at Wat Phrasingh and cares for about 1,300 students, about 800 are novices and 500 are lay students.

They are seeking help from a few volunteer Native English speakers to help them undertake improvements to their English Programme.
No formal education qualifications are required, just an ability to speak English.

Can you spare 2 hours once or twice a week to help them?

Please contact Don Joiner 083 325 2796.

Elephant Nature Foundation seeks to increase standards in the mahout (or elephant keeper) profession, to ultimately benefit the lives of working elephants as well as the people involved.

They have recently launched an ESL program for mahouts, and are looking for teachers to come out and help. There is a small budget available for staffing, but this would be a part-time or voluntary position.

Please send your resume, brief background, and dates available at

For more information please call
053 272 855 or visit

Hug Elephant Club has initiated a project ‘Elephant First Aid & Medicine Box’ to be used by elephant keepers. Each box contains antiseptic for cleaning chronic wounds, antibiotic eye ointment for controlling eye infections, anti-inflammation for reducing pain etc. This will be first aid for elephants as relief from sickness before treatment by veterinarians.

The Mobile Elephant Clinic is one of the organisations to give away ‘Elephant First Aid & Medicine Boxes’ to mahouts around Thailand on their travels.

Each medical box costs 1000 baht. Last week DTAC bought 10 of these boxes which will be distributed at the earliest opportunity. There are still a large number of elephants waiting for your support. Please help the ‘Elephant First Aid & Medicine Box Project’ by making donations to:
Account name: HUG ELEPHANT CLUB, Bank name: Kasikorn Bank, Suthep Branch Chiang Mai, Thailand. Savings account number: 471-2-26088-8 Swift code: KASITHBK

Hope, a Golden Retriever, and Freedom, an Alsatian, were rescued last month from a desperate situation. Left behind by their family who malnourished, had abandoned their house, the dogs were living in the middle of garbage and only occasionally fed, their health condition deteriorating. They had infected wounds and were only skin and bones. When the team of Care for Dogs picked them up, they trotted out of the house like depressed and exhausted prisoners that had been relieved after long-term captivity in poor conditions.

Both dogs are currently under medical care and we are confident that they can be brought back to full health. We are now looking for either a foster home who could give them individual love and care, or a responsible and caring permanent home once they have recovered and have been castrated. Both are male and about 6 years old. Just call 08 47 52 52 55 or
e-mail for more info or read their full story and see more photos on