My family and I woke up pretty early at about 4-5 am this morning to prepare some home-cooked food and dessert before heading out of home to find orphans and less fortunate children at Bot Woradid Temple in Ang Thong city. This temple is not only a home for these kids but also a school where they deserve to be educated just like any other kids. My mom was the one who found out about this place and it wasn’t her first time doing this so she pretty much knows how it works here. Some people come here to donate things and money, treat them meal etc.
There are about 300 plus of them and less than ten guardians (or teachers). We brought 9-10 huge buckets of food and 3 medium-sized box of coconut ice-cream. We were afraid of not preparing enough at first but it was just nice and there is not much of left over food.
Honestly speaking, I think some of us (including myself) were really tired without enough sleep the night before plus crazy hot weather in Thailand now. But I’m sure all of us enjoyed doing this and it felt really good. I want to believe I have help them somehow at least.
Of course, the little ones in yellow vests get to queue and eat first at 12 noon. And as expected, they were more excited for the desserts than their main dish.
Some of them were so shy to take their food. You imagine how cute they are. And also when they say ‘thank you’ with their little cute voice. *chuckle*
Then the rest get to eat around 12:30-1pm before heading back to their classroom. I like how they are responsible to wash their own plates after they finished their food. I know they are not fortunate like so many of us to have a maid so they have to do it themselves anyway. But this is one thing I’m going to teach my daughter in the very near future. I think she should at least know how to be responsible starting from such small thing. I have my way of parenting my child. Just in case you are going to give me any negative comments or advice on this.
I hope to be back here again in the future. If you are curious about the location of this temple, you can check it out here or feel free to ask me.