January, 2010
Celebrating Children's day at Wat Plai Laem school

The Samui Family and AIS distributed new editions to the Library of Wat Plai Laem school.

Library books for Wat Plai Laem School

December, 2009
Christmas Celebrations with the children of Koh Samui filled with joy and laughter.

This year Christmas with the Samui Family was celebrated with energetic volunteers, 360 school children and generous sponsors. Three venues hosted the parties, The Imperial Boat House and Zico's celebrated with the students of the Wat Boontarikgaram school (Chaweng) and Nikki Beach celebrated with the Koh Samui Secondary School (Lipa Noi), and the last and largest celebration was held at the Wat Boontarikgaram school building for the youngest students aged 4-8.Volunteers

The events were kicked off with a few Christmas songs, followed by fun, educational games with the kids where they got a chance to interact with our energetic volunteers, as well as a Yoga workshop (supplied by the volunteers of Absolute Sanctuary).

Yoga demoA delicious lunch buffet was prepared by the venues for the children which they thoroughly enjoyed. When finally time came for Santa to appear they were incredibly excited and couldn't wait to open their gifts, some of them for the first time. Desert buffet at Zico's

The youngest kids from the Wat Boontarikgaram school were even so excited to touch Santa it took almost 15 minutes just to calm them down. So anxious were they to shake hands with Santa and receive their presents, it was nearly impossible for them to wait in line.

Santa giving giftThe lunch at the school was generously catered by Impiana Resort & Spa, and supplied by Nigel Mills (Nigel's BBC & Catering). Beverages were generously supplied by Makro, cash & carry.

The children definitely had the experience of a lifetime and they were incredibly greatful for the wonderful opportunity given to them to play, interact with foreigners and catch the spirit of giving.

Please view the photos and videos of the events so you can relive the experience with us.

Besides these four Christmas party events, a generous donation made by AIS of library book items as well as other gifts donated by charitable individuals will be distributed to another local government school before the New Year. Please check our updates section to find out when and which school will be selected or subscribe to our newsletter to recieve updates by e-mail.


November, 2009
Celebrate Christmas with The Samui Family

Every year The Samui Family and the Samui Expats Club non-profit island charitable organizations organize 8 to 10 special ‘Children’s Holiday Parties’ for 1000 to 1500 government school children on Samui - with the help of island businesses and individuals. 

Christmas party with SantaThe happiness of the children at each holiday party is wonderfully rewarding to the children, teachers and those that support this annual holiday project.  The kids love the parties and the opportunity to visit an island hotel, learn from the ‘English Workshop’, enjoy lunch and entertainment… topped off by a visit from Santa Claus.  

The success of the annual children’s holiday project, providing a wonderful experience for over 350 island government school children, is only possible with the help and support of our generous sponsors and volunteers. 

Our goal is to raise a donated 350 gifts plus other needs for ‘Kids Holiday Party’.

If you are in a position to once again assist us with any form of donation small or large we would be most grateful.

Gift Drive poster Absolute Sanctuary workshop
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