Chicken coop project final update and financial report

Parent Category: Charity Projects Category: Sarnelli House

Greetings from Sarnelli House!

I hope all of you are doing well. I am glad to tell you that the chicken coop project is done. Everything is finished in the end of February. I send you final update and complete financial report in two different files. (the final report file is small 4 pages but the financial one is big) Please see the attachment.

We spent 112,131 baht for the whole project and still have 5,869 baht left over from 118,000 baht that Nick sent twice (68,000 and 50,000). Please advise us how to return the left over money back to you. We are very much under the proposed and approved total budget (170,000 baht).

With the under budget money, I wonder if you are still interested to support other charity projects this year. I am thinking to ask your help for the small cement soccer court project if it is possible. I have shown you the VDO about the soccer court when I proposed the chicken coop project. Link is


Final report of the chicken coop project (.pdf)

Financial report of the Chicken coop project (.pdf)

Thank you very much to all of you! We especially the kids are so lucky to receive your help again. We would like you to visit the project whenever is convenient for you. If you have any questions please let us know.

Sincerely yours,

Fr Puwanai Tantikun (Ole)

Sarnelli House 2013 Narrative Report

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We received the Annual Narrative report 2013 from the Sarnelli House - one of the charity organization supported by the Bangkok Gentlemen Spoofers Charity Fund for Underprivileged Children of Thailand.
As we always make sure that every single Baht from our fund is going to the children, we are choosing our charity projects carefully. As we are fully transparent with our bookkeeping so is Sarnelli House.
Here is their annual report, budget 2014, received 2013 and revenue & expense 2013 sheets. Please take some time and read to report. Sarnelli house is doing an awesome job with the children.

Narrative Report 2013

 Page1 (.pdf)    Page2 (.pdf)    Page3 (.pdf)    Page4 (.pdf)

Revenue Expenses 2013

 Page1 (.pdf)

Recieved 2013

 Page1 (.pdf)

Budget 2014

 Page1 (.pdf)

Progress report of the chicken coop

 Page1 (.pdf)

Final Sarnelli House Report

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Spoofers Visit to Sarnelli House, Nong Khai : 9 March 2013

Over recent weeks, the Spoofers' Charity Fund has been engaged in funding a project at the Sarnelli House orphanages in north-eastern Thailand, near Nong Khai. 

This project has been for the provision of 100 newly-built desks and chairs for the children, plus the refurbishment of around 20 existing desks and the renovation of some classrooms, including the provision of new wall-fans and lighting and the re-positioning of some TV wall-cabinets.

The total budgeted costs, agreed beforehand as with all our Projects, was just under 190,000 baht.  It is pleasing to report that owing to the careful financial management of Fr Puwanai of the Catholic Redemptorist Fathers, who run Sarnelli House, the project actually came in under budget, for a final total cost of 184,665 baht.

Payment was made in five 'stage payments', which have now been completed as the final few desks are being delivered this week.   The opportunity arose for Spoofers to visit Sarnelli House last weekend and on Saturday morning 9th March, Co-Chairman Tony 'Slowpoke' Rodriguez, together with Simon 'Douchie' Davies, Nick 'Red Wino' Pelly and Roger 'Jammy' Willbourn were collected from the Mut Mee Guesthouse on the banks of the Mighty Mekong River by Fr Puwanai and driven to the Sarnelli House location, close to a village some 20 kilometres outside Nong Khai.  Also joining us were Slowpoke's wife, Naoko, and his young twins, Anthony and Hannah who were all up together for a family holiday weekend in Nong Khai and Vientiane.

We first went to a local school, run by an order of Nuns, which educates some 1,200 children from the locality across all ages / grades.  About 10% of the children at that school live at the Sarnelli House orphanages and a number of the Sarnelli House children were involved in the day's 'Graduation' ceremony, which we witnessed.  It was a colourful and vibrant throng of children, parents and staff.  We were then taken to see the original Sarnelli House, built on land purchased some 14 years ago by the American Redemptorist priest Fr Michael Shea, who is still running the project aged 75 !   There are actually around six or seven Houses now, all within a six kilometre radius of the original House, and each one serving a specific purpose;  e.g. for very young pre-school children, for children up to the age of 11 with HIV, those of similar age without HIV / AIDS, teenage boys, teenage girls, infected and non-infected.   Many of the children have been orphaned as their parents have died of AIDS, others have been abused and rescued, others have simply been abandoned;  many have also been handed on to them by state agencies who cannot cope.  Sarnelli House provides them with the love, care, affection, schooling and safe home environment that they have previously been denied and it was inspiring to see how the children have responded to this environment by being polite, self-confident, happy, integrated and positive in their new Homes.

From viewing this first House, we were taken to a newly built Activity Hall, funded entirely by American donations and completed only last October at a cost of some USD 200,000.  It was a hugely impressive Hall, with a large stage, modern sound system, integrated kitchens and support facility areas.  Children of all ages from the various Houses were enjoying a Saturday party, dancing and singing and in particular celebrating that morning's 'Graduation' by some of their number.  Around midday an excellent lunch was served in the Hall and we were honoured guests with the staff and children.  We also met here an Australian nurse, Kate, who has special training in caring for HIV children;  she has been working at Sarnelli House for five years now, runs their Clinic and also manages outreach programmes with the surrounding villages, in order to try to prevent further HIV infections.  Given the extraordinary amount of work she has been doing there (completely unpaid), it is a fair bet that she is well on the way to sainthood ..........   Kate was most informative about the work of Fr Michael, Fr Puwanai and their other colleagues in the Sarnelli House project.  She was also able to provide us with detailed information on the costs and efficacy of the medical programmes which they run, in order to control the HIV in the infected children.

After lunch, we were taken to see their Farm, on which they are aiming to produce up to 80% of their food (rice, chicken, pork, vegetables etc) and also to the other Houses for the different age-groups of boys and girls.  In every one, except for the toddlers' house, we were shown the study rooms equipped with the new desks and chairs which the Spoofers had purchased, together with the new wall fans and good, effective new ceiling lighting.   In each House, Fr Puwanai had erected a blue plaque to record the fact that the Bangkok Gentlemen Spoofers had funded the provision of these new desks and equipment !

Finally, at around 2:00 pm, we were driven back to our Guest House in town  --  all very much impressed by what we had seen and somewhat humbled by the obvious dedication and unceasing hard work by Fr Michael and his staff that had achieved so much for so many children - relying entirely on charitable donations to fund the building and continuing operation of the Houses.  They never know for certain from one year to the next where the money will come from .......... but so far it has continued to arrive by some miracle or another and they have never turned away any child who has been brought to them for shelter and care.

As with ALL the Spoofers' projects undertaken for the benefit of disadvantaged children in Thailand, this is very much one that we can consider extremely worthwhile and hugely appreciated by the recipients.   Our money has been well spent.

In principle, it would be good to be able to help Sarnelli House with another Project in due course, as and when requested.

Sarnelli House Update

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Greetings from Sarnelli House, Nongkhai!

I am very pleased to give you some updates on classroom and desks project.

Completed tasks: This coming Friday 15 Febuary we will pick up another 30 desks from Khonkaen and we will have in total 50 desks and 100 chairs for the children.

Records: Below is the record of finance and tasks. I keep everything by date. And I did order some desks in advance to set up a sample room at Nazareth House. 
No. Date Received Spent Balance Details Competed tasks
10 desks ordered
1 30-Nov-12 7,000   7,000 first tranfer for 50% of 10 desks  
2 6-Dec-12   7,000 0 50% of 10 desks  
3 3-Jan-13   7,000 -7,000 50% of 10 desks 10 desks
4 9-Jan-13   1,800 -8,800 20 chairs 10 desks with 20 chairs
11 desks ordered
5 10-Jan-13   15,400 -24,200 11 desks (finished) 21 desks with 20 chairs
6 10-Jan-13   1,200 -25,400 Gasoline (pick up desks in Khonkean)  
7 14-Jan-13 7,000   -18,400 Second transfer for 50% of first 10 desks  
40 desks ordered
8 17-Jan-13   20,000 -38,400 40% of 40 desks (paid 20,000 of 56,000) remaining 36,000  
9 18-Jan-13 71,000   32,600 Third fransfer for 40% of remaining funds  
10 31-Jan-13   4,000 28,600 Advance for painting task (paid 24,000 of 56,000) remaining 32,000  
11 2-Feb-13   18,000 10,600 30% of 40 desks (paid 42,000 of 56,000) remaining 14,000 41 desks with 20 chairs
12 12-Feb-13   7,200 3,400 80 chairs (90 baht per chair) 41 desks with 100 chairs
13* 15-Feb-13   1,200 2,200 Gasoline (pick up 30 desks in Khonkean) - 30 of 40 desks finished 51 desks with 100 chairs
 * It will be used when we pick up the 30 desks this coming Friday.

Room Renovation: We have only moved the two televisions out from the room and made one TV case. They have not set up lights and fans yet as the contractors had been engaged with some other tasks in the village. It will be done within this month.

Pictures: I send 6 pictures.
- 2 are some new tables at the carpenter's house.
- 2 are the classroom at Nazareth house with the kids. They have been using the desks everynight.
- 2 are the current classroom at Sarnelli House. We will put the new 30 desks for them this coming Friday.
Funding: We will have 50 desks and 100 chairs completed this coming Friday. May I kindly ask you for the second payment (53,000 baht) sometimes after these task delivered. Thak you very much!
Date of project completed: I foresee it will probably be at least the third week of March.
Thank you once again for your continuing support and I truly appreciated to be able to meet the Spoofers two weeks ago. Have a great time gathering tonight! If there is any question please let me know. God bless!

Fr Puwanai Tantikun


Sarnelli Report

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Study rooms for children at Sarnelli House project

 (A Proposal to Bangkok Gentlemen Spoofers)

Update: 11 Jan 2013

 Please watch the update of this project on YouTube









Sarnelli House is an organization started in 1999 to help the abandoned children especially for the children with HIV/AIDS. There are about 150 children under our care living in six different houses. About half of the mentioned number is infected with HIV/AIDS. We care for them and make sure that these children will have good health and education. All children are now healthy with the proper medical care. We also realize that these children have to have good future and, of course, good education will be a factor to help them to reach that goal.


At the present, the children have study time every day. They sit around the tables to do their homework and study. Sitting together can easily be distracted. We believe that if each of them has their personal desk where they can concentrate the studies and keep the books inside the desk will create their atmosphere of studying much better. Thus we would like to propose to have individual desk for the children at Sarnelli House. Additionally, the rooms have to be improved such as putting more lights and fans.


Our plan


Personal desk with a chair

We would like to have “open top desk” for the children in which they can keep their books and study items inside. The top body is made of ply wood, the leg real wood. The top surface is covered by formica sheet. The below picture is a demo desk that the carpenter Mr. Somchai Bungkrai made.

                                         Sample of one open top desk                                                  Plastic chairs


One desk costs 1,400 baht (included labor) without chair. The detail is on Appendix 1 page. Mr Somchai and his team is an independent local carpenter living and working in Khonkean. He produces the desks in Khonkean where is about 180 kms from Sarnelli House Nongkhai.

For chair, we will use plastic chairs that we can buy at Global House in Nongkhai. It is 90 baht per one chair.


One set of desk and chair costs 1,490 baht. We would like to get 100 sets which will be 14,900 baht in total.

Updates: At the present we have made 21 desks (20 desks for teenage size and 1 demo desk for little children size). I deliberately did this because we would like to fill up one of our houses (Nazareth House) to be an example and the girls can start using it at the same time.


Study rooms

As there are 6 different houses in our project, some of them need to be renovated. Below are the details of each different house:


House name and details

Picture of rooms

Room Renovation/Tasks:

1. Nazareth House:

There are 18 girls living with HIV.

From age of 13 – 18 years old.


Number of desk proposed = 20


  • 3 lights

  • 1 wall electric fan

  • 1 movable board

  • Transferring TV

  • TV wall steel case

Updates of Nazareth house


20 desks only three lights at present sample of board

2. Sarnelli House:

There are 40 children living with HIV.

From age of 6 – 12 years old


Number of desk proposed = 40


  • Transferring TV and satellite

  • TV wall steel case

3. House of Hope:

Home for little children from birth to 6 years old

No need for individual desks

4. Our Lady of Refuge House:

There are 22 poor and abandoned girls.

From age of 7-18 years old.



  • 4 wall fans

  • 1 light

  • Replacing the formica sheet of 30 existing desks

5. Jan and Oscar House:

There are 20 boys living with HIV.

From age of 13-18 years old.


Number of desk proposed = 20



6. St Patrick House:

There are 19 boys without HIV. From age of 8 – 18 years old.


Number of desk proposed = 20


  • 2 wall fans and 2 ceiling fans

  • 4 lights

  • Transferring 3 old fans

 There is a revision of room renovation. We kindly ask you to consider about the number of fan and light, replacing of formica sheet for the old desks, 1 movable board, and 2 TV cases.


Summary of room renovation tasks


  1. 8 Lights

  2. 5 Wall electric fans

  3. 4 Ceiling electric fans

  4. 1 Movable board

  5. 2 TV cases

  6. Replacement of formica sheet for 30 old desks

  7. Transfer of electric fans, TV and satellite


The total cost (material and labor) is 41,310 baht done by the local constructors. Their detail is on Appendix 2 page.


Summary of the Proposed Budget




Budget per an item with labor (Baht)

Price (Thai baht)

A set of individual of desk and chair




Room renovation in total



1,200 per trip

4 trips


Grand total


 *The desks are done in Khonkean which is 180 kms away from us. We will take our 6 wheel truck to transfer the items. We kindly propose and ask you to cover the transportation expenses.


We received the amount of 7,000 baht for the first payment of 10 desks. More invoices will be sending.

 We believe that this project will create a pleasant studying atmosphere among them and I personally wish that they can build their love for studies.


Thank you very much for your kind consideration.

 Fr Puwanai Tantikun, C.Ss.R.


Contact details:

Name: Father Puwanai Tantikun

Organization: Sarnelli House

 Address: P.O. Box 61 Nongkhai, Thailand 43000

 Cell phone: (66) 0818XXXXXX

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Please inform when a transaction is made, thank you!

Appendix 1

Details and budget of one desk :
1. Carpentry details: Formica, Glue, Wood 1.2”, Ply wood 15 mm, others = 760 Baht per one desk
2. Painting: brown color, turpentine, chalk, others = 250 Baht per one desk
3. Addition: hinge = 55 Baht per one desk
4. Labor = 335 Baht per one desk

Total (Materials + Labor) 1,400 Baht per one desk

Remarks: 3 desks can be made per day without painting job. The painting work has to be done at least 2 days.  

 Appendix 2 

Material and Labor Details 



Price per unit

Amount (baht)


8 units



Wall electric fan

5 units



Ceiling electric fan

4 units



Formica sheet

10 sheets



Electric wire

1 coil




10 cans



Steel (1.5”x1.5”)

2 rods



Metal sheet

4 sheets



Ply wood (10 mm.)

1 piece




1 set (4 pcs.)



Painting Color

1 can









 Budget for classroom renovation is 41,310 Baht

 This will be done by the local constructors.

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