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Stichting Light for Asia
NL 70 RABO 0126 9283 39 te Monnickendam
Onder vermelding van “Project Thailand”
ANBI    Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling


Secretariaat:
Stichting Light for Asia
Melkkruid 47,
1441 XS Purmerend
T.  06-81513248
E. stichtinglightforasia @gmail.com


Peter & Tatjana Bak
PO Box 61 Muang,
Chiang Rai 57000,
Thailand

M. Peter      +66 (0) 85 719 9810
M. Tatjana      +66 (0) 81 169 6268
E. peterentatjana@gmail.com

News

You can read the latest news from "House of Refuge" here.

Vegetable garden

altAt the beginning of the year we started creating a vegetable garden. Step by step we are planting more and more and we’ve already had a first harvest of radishes. Before we started planting we asked the staff of each house what they needed for their house. String beans, cabbage, tomatoes, chili peppers, herbs, cucumbers, etc. It’s already well on the way to looking like a real vegetable garden and we are already starting to see results. It would be nice if this helps us to be more self-sustaining.

 

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Learning English

altShe’s back for a bit! In 2017 we had a volunteer with us for that entire year and she spent her Saturdays teaching English and now she is back for 2 months. Each Saturday starting halfway through January till halfway through March the girls are being taught English. The girls are divided into 2 groups, those who are just starting to learn and those who are more advanced. They enjoy hanging out with the volunteer and learning English in a fun way. Sometimes the speaking of a new language can be a bit scary because you have to speak in front of others and you are hearing yourself speaking a language that you are not used to. We hope they can put aside their feelings of shame so they can really practice this new, and quite difficult, language that they are learning.

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Time off from school!

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We’d already planned a 3-day staff training when we heard that there would not be any classes for the girls due to a national sports competition being hosted in our city. The girls would have to be left unsupervised for 3 days from 9 AM until around 3 PM. They wouldn’t be completely alone because we would have them all be in the building right next to the meeting room but it wasn’t an ideal situation. A solution was found that the girls really liked. Three volunteers held 3 days of crafts and creative activities in the morning and a movie in the afternoon. They made Christmas decorations, learned how you can make a cool decoration for on the table out of a carrot, did coloring activities, made 3D cards and pompons, etc. They also had time to just relax and play games.
Meanwhile the “mothers” were stuck in a seminar. They too had an amazing time as a team. Each and every one of them was personally built up and they grew closer as a team.

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Outreach

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“Near the end of December we, the girls and “mothers”, had the opportunity to go on a special mission. We loaded up the trucks with presents, clothes, toiletries, and blankets and drove for more than an hour to reach the village in the mountains of Chiang Rai. The people that live in that village don’t have a lot, don’t know luxury, and live right on the poverty line. We got to share with the villagers part of the abundance we know at House of Refuge. We, the girls, are normally on the receiving end but now we got to be the giving hand, making people happy and being a blessing to them.”
We hope the girls learned something from this opportunity. There are times for receiving and times for giving. We all have to learn to care about and take care of our “neighbors”.

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Chilis and t-shirts

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Decorating your own t-shirts can be a very fun thing to do. It’s awesome to see that some of the girls are able to think completely out-of-the-box and come up with some really unique designs. Other girls like to stick to other people’s designs which is completely fine too.
How do you make that very spicy paste that is so unbelievably good with basically every dish? Well, the “mothers” taught the girls just that. You fry chilis, garlic, onion, and some other secret ingredients and then you mash it all together. Everyone had a specific task to complete and thus contributed to the whole process. Once the chili paste was done it was lunch time. During lunch they ate their food with their hand-made chili paste. The girls were very proud of the result and so were we.

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