Usually for Thailand, sleeping on the ground on a thin mat is not an issue during the hot season. But during the cold season in the mountains it can get really chilly. The children ask us many times to get proper beds or even bunk beds. Linda, a former volunteer in Mae Na Chorn, raised enough funds to realize that idea. We decided to use Bamboo as a natural and sustainable resource which grows very fast and it is used to be strong like iron but will never rust. Finally the beds were built by our supported social enterprise “Bamboomania” located further up the mountains. So we got a lot people involved, bamboo farmers, preservation against bugs, transport and finally the construction itself.
The bunk beds have at least two benefits to the children home, first the children sleep now above the ground and get fewer colds and second they save space in their rooms for cupboards where they hang their cloths. Altogether 25 bunk beds were built through the help and support of Linda and her association, Chuay Leua Dek and the Rotary Club Detmold-Oerlinghausen. The children and our team thank Linda and Chuay Leua Dek and the Rotary Club Detmold-Oerlinghausen for their great efforts and support to improve the children’s daily life quality.