Join us in making a difference by supporting Hands Across the Water go "Back to School."  Help reach our goal of $150,000 for the school supplies needed to create a brighter future for our kids. 

Support Hands “Back to School” Campaign

Education is the key to unlocking a better future for children around the world. This May, Hands Across the Water (Hands) is seeking support for our mission to provide education to disadvantaged children in Thailand. Your donation will help bridge the gap between poverty and success and create a brighter future for our kids. Please join us in making a difference and donate now.

As we enter a new school year, we are reminded of the excitement and anticipation that comes with a fresh start and the significance of being able to attend school in the first place. For many children, this is a time of new beginnings, new challenges, and new opportunities. However, the start of a new school year can bring with it significant financial burdens and limited access to the resources these kids need to succeed. 

The cost of going back to school varies from country to country, and can be an expensive exercise, especially when we consider the rising costs of living in general. From uniforms and textbooks, to school fees, stationary, and transportation, these expenses can add up quickly when we are already watching household budgets and spending. In Australia, the average cost of sending a child back to school is around $435 per child. This is a significant expense for Aussie families, but it pales in comparison to the costs associated with supporting the 350+ children in our Hands Homes going back to school in Thailand, which could add up to over $150,000.

That is why we are asking for your support this end of financial year with a gift towards our Hands Back to School campaign. 

By donating today to our Hands Back to School campaign, you can help ensure that the kids of Hands have access to the resources they need to create a better future for themselves and their families. The opportunity to live a life of choice, not chance. 

Your gift will give our kids the opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. 

More than 20% of the world’s population live in poverty, and many children are unable to attend school or access education. This is true in Thailand, where poverty and financial constraints often prevent children from attending school or accessing the resources they need to succeed. 

This is where Hands comes in. Hands is committed to providing education and support to our children, giving them the tools they need to create a better life for themselves and as a result their families. 

As a valued supporter, you have the power to make a real difference in the lives of these children, offering them the chance to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their dreams.

Please donate today to help change the lives of so many.

The need has never been greater. Through dedicated supporters, like you, Hands is making a real difference in the lives of our kids with basic education, as well as supplementary training and innovative programs and resources, offering them a brighter future and the chance to create a life of choice, not chance. Just look at our 2023 report card.

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So many of our children are already making strides in their journey of education because of your generous support.

This year at Hands home PAMA House, little Typhoon will attending pre-kindergarten for the first time. Typhoon is excited and probably nervous, but more than anything he is happy to go to school. 

Secondary school graduate Mint will attend Vocational 1 at Taksin Technological College in the course "Retail Business". The Vocational Certificate is a three year program and is the next step in Mint's educational journey. "I'm very happy and excited to go to college. I would like to thank Hands Across the Water for giving me the opportunity to study."

And one of PAMA House’s eldest Bass will graduate this year with a Bachelor of Arts Program B.A. in Tourism and Hospitality Industry Management at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University.

Bass finished interning at Jamsai Publishing in the position of Creative Content in April. We look forward to seeing his career progress. 

Each of these young men and women are taking the steps with their education to create a future pathway to success. Your support will continue to pave the way for the ones that come after. 

Please donate today to continue making a difference in the lives of the kids of Hands.

For the children you support like Typhoon, Mint, and Bass, education is the key to creating a better future, a life of choice, not chance. By supporting their education, you can ensure that they have the same opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed. Together, we can make a difference and bridge the gap between poverty and success through the power of education.

Please donate by June 30, and continue to give our amazing kids the gift of choice, not chance.

Thank you for your support of our kids, this school year and into the future.

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A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

Clive Savage


Yen Duong


Patrick Ng

Keep up the good work


Martin Ashe




Belinda Thomas


Brian Harris

Keep up the good work.


Jim Redfern

I only have complete admiration for your outstanding work


Andrew Hill




Karen Sinnamon



Great cause, happy to support.


Dianne Marchment


Carrie Cochrane

A great Campaign!!!


Valerie Dicristofaro


Bhargav Bhatt


Carol Gough

Hope you reach your target. Keep up the good work


Tida Wong See


Rachael Jacobs

So excited to see where these kids go in the future!!


Jenny Lewis

For the kids