Last weekend the lovely folks at Duang Prateep Foundation arranged a special gift bag giveaway for the kids of Khlongtoey to celebrate Children’s Day 2022. The local kids have been stuck at home since April last year due to the local schools being closed because of COVID and many of them have a had a rough time not being able to go to school or see their friends, so the day was a chance for everyone to come out, have fun, and get a bit of sunshine in their lives.
The DPF team all wore fancy dress (and even I donned a rainbow wig) and handed out around 3500 gift bags to local kids, along with free drinks, snacks and ice cream, and the railway track through Khlongtoey was lined with thousands of people. Factor in the 35C heat and it was probably the hottest, most exhausting session I’ve ever done! But it was great to see so many happy faces during what has been a fairly miserable time for many locals – well done Khun Prateep and team!
Here are some of my favourite shots of the event.