A Day Out with Jo Spearing


Kid receiving a gift

Kid receiving a gift

Despite many differences in our lives, we all share at least one common attribute – that one very special day circled on the calendar. Equally diverse are the ways we choose to celebrate the day of our birth. This year an extraordinary lady made the choice to celebrate her birthday in a very special way by inviting the children she supports on the ACF Scholarship Program, to an unforgettable birthday party. ACF staff members as well as volunteers and children from one of our other projects joined Jo Spearing and friends for a day of celebration and fun in Krabi, four hours from Phuket island.

Great food, gifts and laughter were plentiful but it was the birthday girl who was handing out presents, making some big wishes and dreams come true.

Jo Spearing has been an A-class supporter of the Asia Center Foundation Scholarship Program since its inception in 2005, and has been involved for the past 7 years by sponsoring various kids on Phuket and in Khao Lak. This year, she and Chris decided to do things different during their annual Thai holiday and the end result was an unforgettable party day spent with her own sponsor kids as well as kids sponsored by friends she enlisted along the years. Bicycles, jewelry, games, toy cars, everything on the children’s “wish lists” were there. A dive into the cool welcoming waters of the pool before bowls of ice cream were served topped off a perfect day.

To have a person of Jo’s caliber involved with ACF is truly a blessing. We value her support, but most of all, the children she supports know that she has their well-being on her heart. That serves as great encouragement to push through with their studies. Jo and Chris truly play their part in giving them hope for their futures, just as sponsors should.

Thank you, Jo and Chris!