For over two month now, I live together with my 3,5 year old daughter in Sangkhlaburi in Thailand near the border to Myanmar. Where we support the Baan Unrak Foundation (www.baanunrak.org) in different areas.
Mainly we work at the Baan Unrak Children’s Home. Baan Unrak means “House of Joy” and is home for over 150 vulnerable children from Thailand and Burma including the neighbouring Mon and Karen States, many of them are orphans. Some children came with one parent, but Baan Unrak also employs care mothers to take care of all kids, especially the infants. All in all, Baan Unrak provides shelter for over 190 people in need.
Didi Devamala started the Children’s Home back in 1991: “When a child is brought to our home I see in him or her great potential. I already imagine his or her bright future. I see light and I see beauty. ”
Baan Unrak is lead by the Neo Humanistic principles. The children are encouraged to do daily meditation and served vegetarian meals.
The children’s home depends on donations and sponsorships for the children. But they also have an organic farm, a weaving center, a sewing center and a bakery. To teach the children, provide work and to help support the everydays need.
Two weeks ago we started a professional coaching program for the kids working at the bakery. I will write soon more about it and also post some pictures.