Just a few days ago our 1 year volunteers enjoyed a trip together with our staff to the Mae Ngad Dam outside of Chiang Mai. The reason is to have some time off and to enjoy and relax together, share experiences from the different projects but also have the possibilities to see the beautiful surroundings from Northern Thailand. It is a great commitment from young adults to live 1 year in a remote village and helping children at school and teach them English but also it is a privilege for our foundation to have such dedicated people around us. The children improved their English skill noticeably and also getting new input from foreign countries. Thanks to all that had, do and want to help us to help people. For more information please contact us in English on www.raintree-foundation.org or for German on www.thaicare.de
Our team was really happy to welcome our newest volunteer, Rebecca, in the Raintree Foundation’s office in Chiang Mai. Rebecca was sent by AfID (Accounting for International Development), a NGO, which offers help from experienced finance professionals for charities and grass-root organizations with improving the financial management, budgeting and all other accounting related topics. It has been a great opportunity to us to receive every year volunteers from AfiD who significant improve and also simplify our accounting system. It is our pleasure to have Rebecca within our team and we want to thank her for her time with us, for all the efforts and her dedication. www.raintree-foundation.org for English or www.thaicare.de for German
Last week our team from the Rain Tree Foundation visited all foster children within our projects to see them personally, ensure they are well and healthy and discuss any issues together with our field staff and the family members. Thanks a lot to all foster parents who make us able to provide education, food, clothing and health care to over 100 children in Northern Thailand. The goal of our foster program is to support the families and children to attend school, providing better nutrition and clothing as well as access to health care and medical treatment. Hopefully we are able to help many more children in need in 2016. If you want to know more about our foster program, please contact us for English o via www.raintree-foundation.org or for German via www.thaicare.de
It is almost 2 weeks ago when we gladly joined the biennial ECHO Asia conference held in Chiang Mai. We had such a great time with a lot new people we’ve met, the speakers who shared their knowledge and experience in the fields as well as in the afternoon workshops. Together ending hunger, share, show and learn from each other about community development, farming, techniques, programs, new practices and a lot more where just a few things to mention. We ourselves have been invited for and afternoon workshop to share our experience with water pumping devices, especially hydraulic ram pumps. Friday was the day to go out in the field to one of the many post conference tours where we when to a coffee farm to learn more about the whole picture of successful and sustainable farming. Afterwards we experienced a coffee cupping season and have been surprised on how many different flavors are hidden in these little coffee beans. Altogether it was great again with ECHO and all participants and hopefully everyone could take home some knowledge but also energy to continue the good work. More about our work on our webpage www.raintree-foundation.org
Thanks to all for the ongoing support to provide more and more families in need with safe and clean drinking water through bio sand water filters. As water is seen as a normal and usual object in the western world, it has high value and importance for the underprivileged people, especially when it comes to clean and drinkable water. If you also want to help to improve people’s lives, please contact us on www.raintree-foundation.org
Thanks Joshua for the donation of second hand children shoes. They found already new feet to continue making big steps for a better future.