‘Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation’ was finally
established on the 17.08.05.
consist of each four members of the Lions Club of Phuket Andaman Sea
and ‘Child Watch Phuket’, a very active organization in the
Phuket region for over a decade.
Click here to see the Foundation Documents. The Phuket
Sunshine Village Foundation will be responsible for construction and
running the center.
Objectives of the PSV foundation are:
1 - To prevent and protect children in Phuket from physical, mental
and sexual abuses.
2 - To provide assistance to children facing risk of danger quickly
in time, systematically and under proper technical principle.
3 - To give knowledge on legal rights to children and the public.
4 - To give services on education and hygiene to less fortunate
5 - To arrange or cooperate with other charitable organizations for
6 - To abstain from any political activities.
For more info about the PSV Foundation go to:
Finding land : NEWS (click here)
We have bought a beautiful piece of land, on Koh Sireh. The land is 5000 sqm and perfectly located in a very quiet area
and just 500 m. away from a school. An additional 3000 sqm of National
Park, that is next to our land, can be used for free, as a garden and
playground. To see some pictures of the land and the land paper click here.
Planning the Village:
After a detailed research about the various styles of Children's Villages we came to the conclusion that the concept of the SOS
Kinderdorf would be the best available one for us. For a detailed
description please go to the 'Concept' page.
Approval from SOS
We have finally received
a letter of approval from the SOS Villages d'Enfants of Luxemburg.
We are officially granted permission to adapt the concept of the SOS
Kinderdorf for our Phuket Sunshine Village.
Read the letter click here!
French Red Cross:
The Lions Club is pleased to announce that the President of the
"Croix Rouge Francaise" (French Red Cross), Mister Jean Francois
Mattei has verbally confirmed during his visit to Phuket, that our
project will benefit from their support. An official partnership
agreement will be finalized once a detailed budget for the
construction costs is completed.
· Finding an architect:
various meeting we came to an agreement with TOMARYK DESIGN, one of
Thailand’s leading architect firms.
They have agreed to take on the architect work for the Children's
Village. For further info about TOMARYK DESIGN visit their web site at:
drawings have been finalised and delivered to us! To see the final plan for the village,
On the 27.10.05 we have applied for a
construction permit at the land office in Phuket Town. In the
picture below you can see our IPP Lion Peter and our construction
manager Sombat signing & handing over all necessary documents.
Finding qualified people:
We have secured the support of some very qualified and
experienced people who have been and are still involved in various
Child support projects in Phuket Province . They are more than willing
to assist and become involved with us in our project.
Lions Clubs of Phuket Andaman Sea came to an agreement with the well
known and highly respected ‘Child Watch Phuket’, run by Dr. Supaluck.
Child Watch Phuket will be responsible for running the Children's
Village employing staff and certainly providing a home for the children.
Meeting with the Governor:
Lion President Olinto Barletta and I.P.P. Lion Peter Wesche met with
Phuket Governor Udomsak Usawarangkura on the 05.07.2005 to
introduce our Children's Village. The Governor was quite
impressed with our Project and offered all possible help to ensure a
quick realization of completing our foundation and construction.
Interview with Thai Media:
News, TV11 & FM90.5 Phuket 8.30am Wednesday 17 August 2005
Check newspaper web site:
From Newspaper Web Site:
Our interview today is about a new project to build a Children's
Sunshine Village of homes which can accommodate up to 100 orphans
and children in need from Ko Sirey sea gypsy community of Phuket
Town. Yesterday we met up with Olinto "Lupo" Barletta, President of
the Lions Club of Phuket Andaman Sea and Dr. Supaluck
Kanjanamethakul, the Chairperson of Childwatch Phuket, two charities
bringing this project together. We asked Lupo first to tell us more
about the Lions Club volunteering work here.
Click here to see video clip from the interview!