What We Do
We work hard to make the villages self-sustainable through the promotion of each individual and the collective work. See below some of what we have done and are still goint to do even more.
Tackling the Issue
LYNAsia houses high-risk children and teenagers. When a potential child is unable to stay in their home or when “home” is not a safe place, we offer permanent housing and take care of all needs, this includes: housing, insurance, dental, clothing, transportation, school tuition, uniforms, food, etc.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - STRUCTURE
Doing What's Needed
LYNAsia has established connections to local villagers in the Isaan region of northeast Thailand. By working and talking with them, we are better able to target critical individuals, which are usually woman with kids or some of the elderly. Love Your Neighbor Asia then works to understand and fulfill their specific need, whether its reconstructing part of a house, creating a bathroom, general repairs or one on the many other projects we participate in.
Investing in the future
This program is geared to students who have demonstrated leadership qualifications or have a strong desire for education, but have no opportunities available to them. The Scholarship Program pays all school tuition and provides lunch daily at the K-12 school; Additionally, financial aid for students pursuing higher education is also available.
Participation is determined on a case-by-case basis.
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM
Bi-monthly, the local school allows LYNAsia to assist them in providing nutritious meals for the staff and students. Since the current lunch program at the school is not always able to provide adequate food for the children and many do not have access to clean drinking water, the lunch program is at least an opportunity all will eat a well balanced meal, essential for education.
SATURDAY AND SUMMER PROGRAM
Making a Difference
Each Saturday, LYNAsia hosts 20 to 30 children in a safe environment for different activities.
LYNAsia also runs an educational program when school is not in session during the summer vacation.
LYNAsia is also utilizing farming to invest in the future of the community's youth by sponsoring their tertiary or technical education. Currently, the farm is not 100% self-sustainable; however, our goal is to have increased support from the farm to all of our current programs.