In Search of Sanuk is creating social good with two of Thai culture’s most important facets, food and fun!
Watch the video below to find out about some of the families we’re helping each month with your donations. Then scroll down to find out a little more about each program and how this search began!
We hope you’ll join us in this journey and thank you for visiting.
ISOS currently fundraises and organizes a Saturday School on the campus of KIS International School. The program allows high school students from KIS to volunteer with kids from two poor communities in Bangkok. Each Saturday the children study reading and the project aims to improve their English literacy.
-Rent & Food Stipend Program
About 10 families are supported by our rent stipend program, which serves to alleviate poor families’ biggest expense. The money allows families to focus their resources on providing food and education for their children and care for their other family members. Families selected for participation include widows, single parents or families with members suffering from serious medical issues.
Our newest project for 2013 is to support a small shelter for women who have been abandoned by society in some way. Some of the women are formerly homeless, some trafficked, others former sex workers. We’re working to get them the support they need to rebuild their lives. This includes basic needs for the home and creating some vocational training for the women. This year we hope to give a few of the women culinary training and will be raising support for all the necessary costs including equipment, teachers, and instructional materials.
How did In Search of Sanuk start?
The In Search of Sanuk Project was started by Dwight Turner in late 2008. Dwight is from Atlanta, GA and has spent several years working in Thailand teaching and writing. He reads and writes imperfect Thai, loves living in Bangkok, and is overly active on social networks.
Dwight’s passion has been helping people and encouraging others to do the same. In Search of Sanuk looks for small ways to make a big difference in the lives of others. Over time Dwight and friends have clocked hundreds of hours volunteering, successfully spreading the word about worthwhile causes, and finding tons of ‘sanuk’ or fun in the process.