RTF Staff Retreat

The RTF team rarely has the chance of getting all together. That’s why, once a year, we do a staff retreat to spend some quality time together. This year we went to Mae Ngat, a reservoir about an hour away from Chiang Mai. All the staff from the mountains could get together, and we had plenty of time to share, relax and of course… eat!

2014-04-07-TS Staff Retreat

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Englsih for Children

Since we started our English teaching program in the mountain schools in northern Thailand our students have improved their grades in an average of 40%!
Thank you to all the English teachers that have helped us achieve this, without your effort this wouldn’t have been possible.

2014-03-30-TS Grade Improvement

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New bedding for the children

Look at the children’s faces how happy they are. Through generous support we have been able to supply new beddings towards a school with hostel with 50 children in the Mae Hong Son district in Northern Thailand. Another 22 children in the greater Mae Sariang area, south-west of Mae Hong Son, also received new blanket, bed sheets and pillows. Both places were in need for a long time and the old beddings have been used for years and most of them covered with holes. Since we sleep almost one third of our lives proper bedding is not less essential like cloths, food, water and hygiene. Now the children can sleep in a clean, comfortable and healthy new bed, prepared and well rested for the day to learn at school and playing games. A big thank you to Uli, Helmut, their friends and patrons as well as all the other involved to help us to help the children.

2014-03-20-TS blankets MHS-KY Helmut

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54 families received safe and clean drinking water

Thanks to all donors, friends, organizations and companies for your great help and support. We have successfully installed another 54 BioSand Filters in Northern Thailand. These filters will last for 20 years, don’t need any additional energy source, having absolutely no running and maintenance costs and are easy to use for everybody.
Clean drinking water is essential for every human being and therefore important to have a safe supply for the daily need especially for the children still growing up. Fortunately we can help through donations to improve people’s lives for a better future while covering basic needs.

2014-03 BSF Water Filter Installation

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OTEC surprises children with a new playground

In a small remote village in the district of Mae Hong Son which is about 6 hours by car from the second largest city Chiang Mai in Thailand, are around 45 children at a local village school. The school and the equipment are very, very basic and only reduced to the absolutely needed things. Due to the great support of OTEC, which concern about children is that they grow up in a safe and child like surrounding with the possibilities to develop and experience, we have been able to build a new playground. The whole place contains a climbing stand, a rotating carousel, a rocker for 4 children, a double slide and a swing for three kids and has been installed and secured next to the school building by volunteers of the Rain Tree Foundation . Now the kids can enjoy the playground and frolicking even during the school breaks which conjures a big smile on their faces. Thank you to all donors and especially to OTEC for their great support.

2014-03-04-TS OTEC Playground MHS

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Thank you again Helmut, Uli and friends,

for your great commitment towards the children in the Mae Hae children’s home. After the kitchen renovation we have got new plates, pots, knifes, spoons and much more things which were needed for the house parents and the children. Even a gas rice cooker was on the list which makes the daily cooking to feed the 40 children an easier task as well as a more efficient and environment friendly way to cook. Thanks again to all the friends and people involved in the whole project to help us to improve the children’s lives.

2014-02-24-TS Helmut and Uli kitchen supply

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Water supply for a village

Just a few days ago we finished another water supply system for a remote village in the mountains of northern Thailand. And again we used a hydraulic ram pump, that time from the UK (www.papapump.com) which operates without outside power like gasoline or electricity. All the villagers helped and we could install the water tanks, pump and pipelines within just 3 days. The dry season is coming soon but now the people can looking forward confidently and be sure to have enough water for their daily needs like drinking, shower, washing and toilet.

2014-01-29 water supply for a village

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