Cycling for Children’s Education
When: October 4, 2014
What: 8 children from Baan Dada Children’s Home, two volunteers as well as Dada Ramakrishna, Dada Prashanta took part in an intense, endurance bike ride to raise money for university tuition and accommodations for the upcoming school year. As a true test of endurance, riders stopped only for food and to use the toilet, there was no rest or sleep until they reach Rajabhat University.
Where: Cyclists rode from Baan Dada Children’s Home located outside Sangkhlaburi, Thailand
Who: Dada Ramakrishna, Dada Prashanta, 8 children from Baan Dada Children’s Home; Boonme, Ekachai, Dajae, Kamput, Eh, Mongkon, Pithu, Tasada and two volunteers.
Why: To fund the upcoming year’s university tuition and accommodation for 10 children from Baan Dada Children’s Home and surrounding areas of Sangkhlaburi
Goal: To raise 416,000 baht ($13,035 USD) for university tuition and housing costs.
Here are some ways to get involved:
2. Make a donation:
3. Donate Supplies for the Ride: Cyclists will need items such as energy bars, electrolyte powder, emergency repair kits, first aid kits, gloves, water bottles and anything else that would be beneficial and helpful during the ride. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of items and other information.
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If you can offer any other service or participate in another way please feel free to email us. As always, we thank you for your support. Namaskar.
Walk for Baan Dada
When: April 13, 2014
What: A one day 39km walking event
Where: Baan Dada Children’s Home to Three Pagodas Pass
Who: Approximately 45 children will participate
Click on the link to view the boys who need sponsorship Walk for Baan Dada Sponsorship Boys
Click on the link to view the girls who need sponsorship Walk for Baan Dada Sponsorship Girls
Why: To raise money to support our general expenses at the home due to limited funds during rainy season
How you can help: To join us a minimum of 5,000 baht is required per adult and 1,000 baht per child over 14 years of age. This includes food, water and a t-shirt (sizes will be needed). You can sponsor a child for 5,000 baht – to make a donation, please see our ‘Make a Donation’ page on the website. If you would like to participate, but cannot make it to Thailand, why not do the same event in your own country?
Click on the link to view the below flyer in Thai Walk for Baan Dada Flyer 2014 (Thai)
Click on the link to view the below flyer Walk For Baan Dada 2014
Walk for Education
Baan Dada have held Walk for Education events each year in October since 2010!
Our most recent Walk for Education event began on 14th October, 2013! Participants walked from Sangkhlaburi to Kanchanaburi (218km) to raise money to pay school fees for 50 children studying in elementary and high school.
There were 17 children participating, ranging in ages 10 – 15 years, along with Dada Prashanta. There were also five volunteers, along with 12 school students and two teachers from Singapore who completed the walk. We stayed in schools along the way and cooked our own food. We completed the walk in four days in relay style and spent two nights camping at Erawan waterfall having some fun.
We were able to raise US$7,500 after on road expenses!!!
Solo Cycling for Education
Dada Ramakrishna has done Solo Cycling for Education each year in September since 2012!
His recent Solo Cycling for Education began on 23rd September, 2013 and he cycled from Kanchanaburi (Thailand) to Singapore (yes, Singapore!) in hot and rainy weather. The journey took him eleven days and he covered 2,027km.
This event raised money to cover university fees for eleven children for the second semester school that opened in October 2013. By raising this money, Baan Dada can ensure that these children can continue their studies which are so important to their future.
Funds are still needed for this event. To donate please visit baandada.org/donate-to-our-home or contact email@example.com.
Cycling for Education
Baan Dada have held Cycling for Education events each year in April since 2012!
Our most recent Cycling for Education event began on 1st April, 2013! This event raised money to pay school fees for 50 children studying in elementary and secondary school.
Dada Ramakrishna, Fa, Malai, Yada, Mayuree, Johnny, Ramesh and volunteers Carl, Erin, Weiliang, Lim Yi and Dao, cycled from Kanchanaburi to Phuket in 4.5 days, a total of 895km! We stayed in temples and cheap guesthouses along the way.
We were able to raise a total of 122,000 baht after on road expenses!!
Live Music and Cultural Dancing
Going side by side with the 2012 Cycling for Education event was the Children’s Live Music and Cultural Dance fundraising activities at Koh Phangan. It began on 11th April, 2012 and was a 12 day event organised by Katie and Steve Cumbers. It included live music and cultural dance performances by the children. This event was a great success and all of the children had an amazing time!