Amazing Kru Nuannoi Timkul or “Kru Noi” grew up in a poor family so her experience made her understand the poverty of children who do not have any chances to study or even to serve their basic needs. Kru Noi intends to help these children to pass the crises of life and grow up to be valuable resources for society in the future. Therefore, she has spent her life helping them without giving up no matter what obstacles or pressures face her.
SHORT STORY: Kru Noi started helping children in 1980 when she had a stroke which affected her legs and had to rest at her small house in Soi Ratburana 26, Thonburi. This allowed her to see laborers’ children playing in the fields with no chance to study at primary level because of poverty and the lack of necessary documents such as birth certificates and house registration forms. Kru Noi decided to use her house as a place for the children, to give food to them and to teach them to be literate. Since then, her extreme generosity has been much talked about, and many people take their children to live with her even though Kru Noi is massively indebted for food and other expenses.
Since 1980, Kru Noi has helped about 800 underprivileged children, children with imprisoned parents and homeless children to have a chance for education. Now at Ban Kru Noi, there are total of 128 children, aged between 6 and 18 years. 98 of them are studying at schools. The rest are very young children and children with multiple disabilities. Many of these children go home at night while others live at Ban Kru Noi and in houses rented by Kru Noi.
In Ban Kru Noi, there are only 10 members of staff, 4 teachers and 6 support staff who work in 2 shifts. Kru Noi not only works at Ban Kru Noi but also cooperates with many other foundations and organizations such as Sithasinee Foundation, Srinartsiam School and Sriwara School in Bangkok and in other provinces.
We at Child Protect Thailand will visit Ban Kru Noi and see what we can help her with. And also try to get to know the kids and get them some clothes and other necessaries. We also hope that you will help us to help Ban Kru Noi and maybe we can arrange a volontier program for those who are interested!
Best regards, Child Protect Thailand team
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