Today, the boys of the youth soccer team received their new uniforms. This thanks to the support of Maria Westerberg and her friends back home. She used to work at Phi Phi Scuba as videographer. The money is donated by her family and relatives from Sweden.

Maria’s mother was on the island at the time the tsunami struck. Back in Sweden, she directly initiated fundraising actions to help the Phi Phi people. This support is of great value for these children – they are offered the possibility to focus their attention to other areas and are giving some distraction. Although they are missing some of their friends who tragically died in the disaster, this is an important step that helps them to pick up the pieces and look forward again.

As the photo’s reveal – all were delighted and eager to start playing again. It was a good moment after the hard times many faced. Good to see some smiles again.