Thai Reach is an organization based in Khon Kaen, Thailand dedicated to finding new ways to help all children and adults with limb differences.
เพื่อหาแนวทางใหม่ในการช่วยให้คนไทยทุกคนขยายการเข้าถึง ตลอดจนถึงการเป็นเจ้าของการค้นพบและพัฒนาสิ่งต่างๆที่มีประโยชน์ แล้วแบ่งปันสิ่งเหล่านั้นกับทุกๆคนบนโลกใบนี้
We are a volunteer organization in the early stages of getting 501c3 non-profit status in the United States, operating under the rules of a proper charity.
You can contribute to Thai Reach using the donate button above using a card, Paypal or Apple Pay. If you are in Thailand and can do a bank transfer, here is the account info:
Account number 4050818159
3D printed prosthesis for Quality of life Improvement Fund
กองทุนพัฒนามือเทียมสามมิติ เพื่อฟื้นฟูผู้พิการ โรงพยาบาลสิรินธร จังหวัดขอนแก่น
Thai Reach gets most of its donations from the local community. Early partnerships with Esan3D, a Khon Kaen based 3D printer company, the Rajabhut Udonthani University “Arms Lab” and with local government officials were key to its early success, donating printers, materials and knowledge. Among the many financial contributors to Thai Reach are the owner of a local rice mill, the owners of a local appliance shop, the local Vespa dealer, a champion cyclist, businessmen from Korat - they all visited the lab, saw people benefiting from what we are doing and they wanted to be a part of it.
In 2017, we asked you to help us fully fund a pilot 3D printing pilot lab at Sirindhorn Hospital in Khon Kaen, to aid a community of 400 people with Leprosy. Our pilot lab was so successful that we quickly expanded to help the larger community of children and adults in need. We also started publishing our results in academic papers and publishing our creative solutions to problems we encountered, like the Wichit Pen Holder , that is available for anyone in the world to print. Read more about this first project on our Goals Page
The ASEAN e-NABLE “TURN NO ONE AWAY” Fund
Over the past two years we started to help the larger community around the world. Very soon in our first year, We received requests for help from other parts of Thailand as well as from neighboring countries and we began a project to start training people to set up labs like ours closer to the people who need the devices. One recipient traveled 20 hours by bus from the south of Thailand to have his Unlimbited Arm fitted. Even though we are one lab in a public hospital that is always in the red in the middle of the poorest region of Thailand, our goal is to “Turn No One Away” - that is, to help those that ask for help or find someone who can help them.
As we approach our third year we want to expand our efforts to all the ASEAN nations with Thailand as a center for training and research in this new class of prosthetic devices.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP WORLDWIDE
There are many other ways to help us and other organizations world wide that are giving children and adults with limb deficiencies prosthetic and other assistive devices. The e‑NABLE volunteer community is connecting people, groups and schools that have 3D printers with the people that need 3D printed hands. We are working as a chapter of e-NABLE in Thailand, but if you want to help out people in your community e-NABLE can connect you.
If you need to learn more or want to help us directly please use our Contact Page