Local Matters July 2021

Every month we allocate 5000 THB to the Local Matters initiative.  Funds will be allocated based on the Sisters’ voting.  We will either vote online, or in person at the SOS Ladies Lunch every month.


Covid-19 saw these girls lose their jobs in hospitality, so eight months ago they set up “Ocean House” in Lamai, in a space donated by their Aunt in her house. For Khun Montha, Khun Chutirawan and Khun Chutivarat losing their jobs brought them a very positive chance to try a new thing which is really good for society and good for them to develop their ability. The project is supported by Baha’i Institute of Thailand. They are teaching of Baha’is vision for a better world. For example, they teach children not to be racist, the equality of women and men, the elimination of prejudice, the harmony of science and religion, and guide them to adjust in their daily life.

Their school needs a Printer, A4 paper, Art things and a First aid box.


Nong Win is 10 years old, he hasn’t been able to walk his entire life and cannot go to school. He lives with him Mum and Dad in Chaweng. His mum has been very unwell with a serious stomach related illness, and as such plays the role of carer to Mum while his Dad tries to seek work. SOS has arranged for Mr. Yongyut Boomameung, the Physiotherapist from Samui International Hospital to visit Nong Win and address his situation and advise if a walking frame and or wheel chair maybe possible to give him some mobility.

The Local Matters money will go towards his consultation.