There has been a huge response to the Week Without this year, with over 133,000 baht raised for the Y12 Service Projects:
(Baan Dek Foundation)
(Baan Luuk Rak)
(Central Thailand Mission)
Thank you so much for giving up your luxuries so that the school can continue to support these communities in need. Here are a few stories from the week:
Jeeya: Candies (Y4E)
I gave up candies because I get a lot of candies. I didn't want to waste money from my parents. I wanted to see how it feels not to have candies. I learned that it's better to give up unnecessary things and not be greedy. I want to save more money and give more to the poor people.
GAVE UP: Television
WHY: When I went Tanzania, A lot of children live without technologies in their life, and that is really sad, so I decided to give up television to help myself realize how much I take things for granted
RESULT: This helps me realized that I actually watched a lot of television. I have never realized how much time I have spent on television and other technologies. I have done homework quicker as well.
Zach 7A: "I have given up my phone and my computer, it made me feel privileged to the life I have normally and I was happy that I could do my part to help other people"
Jiya Y8: "For Week Without, I gave up all dairy products. I did this for two reasons; firstly, because I wanted to give up something that is part of my lifestyle to emphasize with the less unfortunate, but also because I think the process by which dairy products are produced is very unethical for the animals. I think this small but significant change in my lifestyle really gave me a somewhat refreshed outlook in life, and I think I will continue to give up dairy products, even after Week Without has ended."
Paul 6M: Paul gave up the computer: “Usually I would be playing on it but when I’m not on it I can spend more time on other things.”
Destiny (Y10): "I gave up all forms of entertainments on my phone - which meant that I only used it for calling. This experience really allowed me to understand how fortunate I am for having all these things in life which are not even necessary, and yet the unfortunate, like the children in Baan Luk Rak, not only lack these commodities like entertainment, they do not have adequate necessities in life either.