This is where we are working.
 
 

Ban Kamala Primary School

 

             Ban Kamala Primary School was completely destroyed by the tsunami which hit Kamala beach on 26th December 2004. Phuket Christian Centre is co-ordinating the re-building of the school. Our aim is not simply to re-build the school, but to provide additional facilities and resources. This depends on the amount of money raised. We estimate the total cost of the reconstruction work will be in the region of a million pounds.

Please help us in our efforts to re-build the lives of the children of Kamala.

Thank you.

 

The site of Ban Kamala Primary School. This is all that remains following the savage waters of the tsunami. As you can see, not a single brick remains standing.

The main building was directly adjacent to the shore and, as a result, took the full force of the tsunami.

 

 

 

Pastor Brian holds up the architect's plans for the new school. Construction work will begin shortly.

 



 

Dararat takes down the details of a grandmother who is asking for help. She is struggling to care for her grandchild, following her daughter's death.

 

The children of the school attend a party hosted by the Phuket Christian Centre. Many of these children lost their homes and members of their families.

 

 

 

 

Pastor Brian is thanked by one of the school children as they receive their gift.

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Nok and the team give out toys to some of the 700 children who attended the party.


 

Ban Nam Khem

 

 

             The village of Ban Nam Khem in the Phang Nga province was one of the worst hit regions. A refugee camp which has been established is now home to 3 400 displaced persons, including 200 orphans. Phuket Christian Centre has been given responsibility for 1 200 of these people by the Assistant Governor of Phang Nga. At this time we are supplying emergency aid and the situation will be reviewed with a view to finding long term solutions.

 

Phase One

 

 

Devastation in Khao Lak.

 

 

 

The area that has been destroyed reaches far and wide.

 

 

These tents are a temporary home to the thousands of people left with nothing.

 

 

The tent city.

 

 

 

Volunteers cooking and distributing food.

 

 

 

Volunteers try to raise a smile amongst the orphans.

 

 

 

Pastor Brian surveys the area and identifies the needs of the community. The boat you see in the background was swept 2km inland by the tsunami.

 

 

Pastor Brian makes plans with one of the village elders.

 

 

Counselling is an important part of the work following the disaster. Pastor Nok listens to a lady's story and offers comfort.

 

 

 

Phase Two

 

 

This temporary housing was built by the Thai army in a week and is now ready for the official opening ceremony. Quick work!

 

 

 

The new housing is ready to be painted.

 

 

 

Children return from school on the army shuttle service.

 

 

 

Some of the parents of these boys perished in the tsunami.

 

 

 

A TV news cameraman films children playing on a new slide, donated by the Thai government.

 

 

 

Two girls taking care of their baby sisters. They each lost family members in the disaster.

 

 

 

Pastors Brian and Margaret with a former Miss Thailand. She is now a doctor working for the Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare. She has played a key role in the couselling of survivors at the camp.

 

 

 

A famous Thai-singing popstar called Jonas lifts spirits in the camp.

 

 

 

This poster encourages children to wash their hands. There is a big emphasis on hygiene in the camp.