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

M. Peter      +66 (0) 85 719 9810
M. Tatjana      +66 (0) 81 169 6268


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

Special wedding!


This month all the girls and staff were invited for a very special wedding. Not only are both bride and groom from different tribes, which in and of itself is pretty special. But the bride used to live at Baan Phak Phing and in the past year worked with us as staff. For some of the staff she is like a daughter, for the older girls she is like a sister, and for the current girls she is like a mother. This made it very special to be able to attend this amazing event. During the ceremony the girls performed a song for the bride and groom.
The bride will be turning down a new road and so she won’t be working at Baan Phak Phing anymore and will move down to Bangkok to build up a new life there with her husband.

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Good news!


It’s pretty weird not being in Thailand during Christmas. We have celebrated Christmas with the girls and staff 9 times now and now on the 10th time we are in the Netherlands. Even though we missed the party they still had a great one. Before the party started they all got together to play games. They always enjoy playing games and they did so with a lot of laughter. After the games they had a great meal, sang songs together, and a whole lot more. Next year we hope to be a part of this again.



Fishing with your big sister!

altOn one of our properties we have a fishpond. When they have time the girls and staff go fishing there. This time there was a little 6 year old girl who went fishing with her big “sister”. One of the “mothers” showed them how to get the fish off the hook and since that moment she does it all by herself. You take a cloth, grab the fish and the fish line and pull the hook out. Easy, isn’t it?


Is gardening fun?

During the summer break the girls helped with a lot of things around the house including cleaning, cooking, getting groceries and also gardening. Of course a lot of them don’t like having to help out   but there are some of them that really do enjoy this kind of work. And working together makes it a lot more enjoyable and things get done faster. It becomes even more fun when you get to help Peter cut branches out of trees with a big knife on a stick. All in all they got a lot of work done and the garden looks very nice and neat. Afterwards a tasty reward was waiting for all the workers and everyone got a chance to rest.



Meeting requirements!


Since there was a fire in a children’s home in Chiang Rai province the government has been checking other homes for safety, hygiene, permits, rule obedience, etc. Most of the requirements have been met at House of Refuge but there are still a couple that we have to work on in a very short amount of time. The two things that we still have to work on are a hospital room and the kitchens.

On each of our properties we need a hospital room. A room set apart for when one of the girls is sick. We merged the head office and one of the staff offices into one so that we now have an extra room that we can use as hospital room. The room still has to be cleaned, painted, and furnished.

Three kitchens isn’t enough according to the legal requirements for a children’s home in Thailand. One of the kitchens has a countertop that has broken tiles. Another kitchen has kitchen cabinets that have started rotting. The third kitchen doesn’t have a working drain. Step by step we will take care of everything.


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