This project provides essential ingredients necessary for community support, development and empowerment. These are:
* provision of physical structures and equipment
* human, emotional and spiritual support
* intellectual and academic support
* educational support
The Durham Thailand Project, like our work in Sri Lanka, is special because it is founded on humanitarian grounds; it brings together people of all ages in our communities here and in Thailand; and it is about so much more than simply fund-raising and donating money.
Funding is of course essential, yet all monies raised for this project are channelled into initiatives that are backed up with personal associations, visits, monitoring and evaluation.
Our partnerships and various forms of support are designed to withstand the test of time. In the long term Project Thailand should provide new opportunities for rural communities, a strengthening of their community spirit and values, and capacity for sustainable development.