I had a chat with a few of the A Thousand Smiles Kids recently, hear what they had to say
After some discussion over dinner with the Pastors about schooling, activities, requirements, and their daily life, it was decided that JOYFUL would fund a project to build a new set of stairs.Read more
Major surgery brings 12-year-old Jennifer hope
July 24th was a significant day in Jennifer’s life. She bravely commenced treatment for a genetic deformity that involved major reconstructive surgery to straighten both her legs.
“This inspirational young lady is such an important part of the ATS children’s home in Siarago and makes a warm and positive impact on everyone she meets.” Renee Heath.Read more
The children from the A Thousand Smiles (ATS) orphanage had a very Merry Christmas. From December the 21st until the 24th........Read more
Congratulations to these fine students for their outstanding work at school! They have worked hard and put in their best, which has earned each of them a Certificate of recognition due to their excellent performance and grades.Read more
Thanks for getting on board with the ATS Cause. When we first started fundraising to build the "A Thousand Smiles" orphanage (A few years ago now), we started with a vision of putting a smile on a thousand faces. There is something just so special about helping kids like these - they have so little and yet when you give something simple you can light up their world.
Just thought I'd pop a quick blog post up to let you know about the recent trip made by a bunch of Gippslanders to the ATS Orphanage in Siargao Island, Philippines. Below is the article that appeared as a feature in the Gippsland Times Newspaper.Read more