Chiang Mai temple seeks donation to help girls

The Nation, October 11, 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand -- A Chiang Mai temple which is taking care of about 700 abandoned children and orphans has appealed for urgent donations of sanitary napkins for girls.

The Donchan Temple in Moo 2 in Tambon Tha Sala of Muang district said most Buddhist followers do not make merit by giving napkins to monks, so the temple is in urgent need of napkins for the girls aged 12 to 15.

A Facebook page, Sangkhom Komna, has posted photos of signs at the temple that appealed for help.

In one of the signs, the monks in charge of the children apparently mistook napkins for “Pampers”, saying the temple is in need of “pampers” for girls 12 to 15 years.

The sign led to a debate about the temple’s actual needs.