Small Projects in Thailand

After its inception, FLD began exploring some specific areas of future activity in Thailand in which a small foundation could make a difference. FLD has hosted staff groups from a a number of community development organisations to some of the very interesting and innovative demonstration sites and project easily accessible from Chiang Mai. Some of these are associated with Thailand’s Royal Projects, others with universities and NGOs. FLD has committed to starting a small scale project that addresses the problem of urban waste, in particular to recycle urban food waste to make a useful organic fertiliser.
Meanwhile, during 2011 FLD established a working partnership with “Philanthropy Connections Foundation’ (PCF) a foundation registered in the Netherlands. PCF supports NGOs and ‘grassroots projects’ in several countries in Asia, and during 2011 assisted FLD to respond to the needs of two small projects in Thailand — providing solar panels for a small community of people displaced from Myanmar and living in a temporary shelter in Thailand, and providing funds to help an orphanage on the outskirts of Chiang Mai badly hit by flooding.