Kids across the country have expressed their heartfelt words of support and encouragement to the Thai cave boys, with hundreds of letters received for free translation by Australia’s leading Language Services Provider, LanguageLoop.
Words of bravery, inspiration, courage and resilience have poured in from Aussie kids, who have delighted in the opportunity to connect with the boys in the aftermath of the event.
The LanguageLoop initiative has seen over 300 letters received and translated from English into Thai, with The Department of Foreign Affairs assisting in the delivery of the letters.
Messages have come from all over Australia, including the tiny towns of Murwillumbah in Northern New South Wales and Rapid Creek in the Northern Territory, providing the chance for Aussie kids to reach out and show their compassion for what the Wild Boars team endured.
LanguageLoop’s CEO, Elizabeth Compton said “The boys’ ordeal was not only a hot topic at family dinner tables, but also in the classroom, with school teachers discussing the event and setting aside time for their students to write. We are thrilled that this initiative has captured the hearts and minds of Australia’s school children and it is an honour to deliver these gorgeous letters to the Thai embassy for distribution to the boys”.
Grade 5 and 6 students, Isobel and Madi from Haven Primary School in country Victoria wrote: “We hope you, your friends and families are doing ok. We know how scary it would be. You must be very brave people.”
Along with the words of encouragement and support, were also a few inquisitive questions such as “Were you guys able to sleep in the flooded cave?” and “Are you sad that you missed the 2018 FIFA World Cup?”
While in Canberra the Australians involved in the rescue have been recognised for their bravery, we hope the letters of courage and bravery also shows Aussie kids care and the letters give the boys a little extra support as they continue on the road to recovery.
A commemorative book of the letters will be available soon.