Help At-Risk Youth in Thailand

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Target: Faa Sumitra Choemue, Founder of Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW)

Goal: Support organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in Thailand

Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW) is an incredible organization based in Chiang Mai, Thailand dedicated to helping at-risk children and youth. Faa Sumitra Choemue, the founder of GROW, experienced heavy abuse as a child and wanted to prevent other children from having to endure the same experiences as her. Faa’s past, to this day, can bring her sadness when it enters her thoughts, and she wanted to help others avoid this type of sadness in the future. She had a vision for a refuge where at-risk children could escape from abusive circumstances. To fulfill this vision, she started GROW. Sign this petition to support this meaningful organization and help Faa realize her dream.

GROW is unique for many reasons. It targets youth who would otherwise not receive assistance and also resonates very strongly with its founder. It is one thing for a person to start an organization based on sympathy, but quite another to build it because of her personal experiences. The fact that Faa started GROW in order to prevent other children from experiencing the same fate that she suffered gives her a drive and vision that is hard to find. These qualities make her an incredible leader, and contribute to GROW’s success as an organization. Signing this petition shows support for GROW, and can help to build on its accomplishments.


Dear Ms. Faa Sumitra Choemue, Founder of Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW),

Child abuse is a prevalent problem, especially when it comes to children in developing countries who do not have the benefits of social services. GROW is an incredible organization because it specifically addresses the needs of these unprotected children. GROW makes a huge difference for these children by showing them, for the first time, a place of love, safety, and warmth. It is especially inspiring to see the unique vision that you have for GROW. Your plans to expand GROW are impressive, and hopefully you will be able to construct a schoolhouse to help educate the children as well.

The success of GROW is due in large part to your ability to think outside of the box. Your efforts to partner with organizations in the United States have allowed GROW to gain the support that it needs. At the same time, GROW’s partnership with organizations in the United States allows those groups to feel more part of the global community. As a result, your efforts are of great benefit to people and groups across the world. Please continue to develop this amazing endeavor.


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