KNOCK IT OUT!
Stove Project Destination Thailand!
KNOCK IT OUT!
Have you always wondered about boxing but never tried it? This event is PERFECT for you! Not only will you help to raise money for an important cause but you will enjoy an hour long boxing class with a professional trainer!! (Don't worry, we only hit bags, never people.)
Never boxed before? Perfect! This event is for you! Join the thousands of people who burn up to 1000 calories an hour boxing and who optimize the stress-reducing effects of giving the ole' punching bag a knockout punch!
Why Boxing? Well, we at La Paz International Foundation want your help in KNOCKING OUT the effects of indoor pollution in poverty-stricken areas in Thailand. We thought this event would be a fun and unique opportunity for people to have fun, get exposed to boxing and learn a little bit about the work we do.
Brief Overview of the Thai Stove ProjectOur goal is to supply the materials for and train local Thai people in the building of simple stoves with chimney's in the most poverty stricken areas of Northern Thailand.
How many stoves will we build? That is entirely up to you and how much money we raise! Our goal is to supply the materials and training for 50 stoves our first year.
Did you know . . .Poverty forces over 3 billion people on our globe to have open fires in their huts or homes for cooking and heating purposes. Indoor pollution is serious. According to the World Health Organization:
- Around 3 billion people cook and heat their homes using open fires and simple stoves burning biomass (wood, animal dung and crop waste) and coal.
- Over 4 million people die prematurely from illness attributable to the household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels.
- More than 50% of premature deaths due to pneumonia among children under 5 are caused by the particulate matter (soot) inhaled from household air pollution.
- 3.8 million premature deaths annually from noncommunicable diseases including stroke, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer are attributed to exposure to household air pollution.
Open-fire cooking ranks as the leading causes of death globally, ranking higher than the number of annual deaths due to malaria, HIV/AIDS, diarrheal diseases or tuberculosis!
YOU CAN HELP by supporting our Thai Stove Project that will teach local coordinators in the poorest northern regions of Thailand to build simple stoves!
KNOCK IT OUT!
Sunday, April 10th, 2pm
8150 Coller Way
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
This is a FUN and FANTASTIC way to support a worthy cause, hope you sign up today!
2:00-2:20 Sign-in, get your hands-wrapped and grab some boxing gloves.
2:20-2:30 Learn a little bit about La Paz International Foundation and our Thai Stove Project
2:30-2:40 Learn some basic boxing moves and punches.
2:40 to 3:40 Awesome boxing class!
3:40 to 4:00 Relax, win stuff in our drawing and shop the merchandise!
Remember, La Paz International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and your donations is 100% tax deductible!
Open Fire Indoors
Typical indoor open-fire situation, typically people cook, eat, sleep and commune in the same very small area. Children are particularly susceptible to disease and burns as they sleep and play when infants and toddlers in the area directly surrounding the open-fires.
Some house in the northern hills of Thailand have adobe like exteriors with wood for windows and doors, others home are constructed of all slat-wood like the home in this picture.
Taksin, Thai Project Director
Taksin is our Thai coordinator with tremendous development experience and who communes in some of the poorest regions of Northern Thailand. We met Taksin on our 2014 journey to Thailand.