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Klong Toey Slum Ppnt

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  1. Klong Toey Slum Stephanie Everett
  2. Planning Our Trip <ul><li>When: </li></ul><ul><li>September 5 th , 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Where: </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown Bangkok </li></ul><ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><li>By car, Stephanie’s parents drove </li></ul><ul><li>Why: </li></ul><ul><li>To observe the Klong Toey Slum, learn about primary issues faced there in daily life, and gather a better understanding of the lifestyle of the people in the are </li></ul>
  3. History of the Klong Toey <ul><li>Klong Toey means “The Canal of Pandan”, because this kind of plant grows along the bank of the canal </li></ul><ul><li>50 years old, one of the oldest and largest slums in Bangkok </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of slum dwellers are or descend for rural migrants from Northeastern Thailand who came to Bangkok in search of work. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 50s, 80 % of the slum dwellers made their money by helping build the port nearby </li></ul><ul><li>The slum dwellers faced numerous problems every day from living in Klong Toey, including having no power, water supply, or waste removal from the government </li></ul>
  4. The Klong Toey Slum today <ul><li>Approximate population is 80,000 people. 20% of Bangkok’s population are considered slum dwellers </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of the slum dwellers today make a living as food venders (working in the Klong Toey market) , motorcycle taxi drivers, and even mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>The Duang Prateep Foundation recently helped enable the Klong Toey Slum to have power and water available for its dwellers </li></ul><ul><li>The slum is in much better condition today than in the past, according to several people we interviewed </li></ul>
  5. Problems in the Slum today <ul><li>Risk of fires </li></ul><ul><li>Drug use and substance abuse among adults and children </li></ul><ul><li>Low income </li></ul><ul><ul><li>average income in the slum is 150 baht a day) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Children addicted to electronic games </li></ul><ul><li>Unattended children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents in prison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orphaned </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Criminal and Gang activity </li></ul>
  6. Problems already or currently being solved <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-ways </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity and water supply </li></ul><ul><li>Waste removal </li></ul><ul><li>Teenage pregnancies </li></ul>
  7. Duang Prateep Foundation <ul><li>Means “Flame of Hope” </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 1978 by Mrs. Prateep Undsontham Hata, a slum dweller herself </li></ul><ul><li>Set up the one-baht-a-day school </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation holds campaigns for drug use, community development, education, sex-education and family planning/parenthood </li></ul><ul><li>Foreigners visit and help out by working with the foundation to help solve issues in the slum </li></ul>
  8. Interviews <ul><li>Grandma Lek (Slum dweller): </li></ul><ul><li>From Udon Rachathani </li></ul><ul><li>Came with her 2 children, currently lives alone </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t feel lonely: many children running around in the slum </li></ul><ul><li>Has a broken hip so she no longer works or walks around </li></ul><ul><li>Wasn’t surprised to see foreigners walking throughout the slum </li></ul>
  9. Kindergarten Teacher at 1-Baht-a-Day-School <ul><li>Works there to help poor children and improve their future </li></ul><ul><li>Been working in the slum for 12 years </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching there is special: you’re helping them with family and social problems whilst educating them </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation isn’t government funded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better: foundations and government can separately work to improve slum life </li></ul></ul>

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