When a school has a particular need for furniture or equipment and it can't be provided any other way, we will try to provide. An example of this is the School for Autism located in the same area as the R35 school. We were able to provide them with table and chair sets for their learning space.
DENTAL CARE & CLINIC
We provide children with treatment for dental concerns, such as braces, tooth repair, and the like. We have partnered with Smiles on Wings and are helping to establish and maintain a dental clinic at the R35 School in Khao Lak.
We provide children with the needed facilities in order to be able to give their best to learning and their development. For instance, at the Moken Community School on the remote island of Koh Surin, ATW is working with Thailand's department of national parks to build additional bathroom facilitities.
Very often the students we support require some assistance with medical expenses. Though Thailand does have inexpensive universal health care, sometimes there is a need to provide timely or non-standard care that is not covered.
An example of this is "Nong R" - one of the first students to be supported by ATW. For the last 10 years ATW has provided the funds for annual corrective surgery with a specialist surgeon in Bangkok.
Another example of a medical need is Tanate, who contracted H1N1. We were able to get him admitted to a private hospital in Bangkok and timely medical attention.