The Akha Children's Dream Home will build a children's home for 5 of the most needy children affected by poverty and cultural genocide from the Akha tribe in Northern Thailand, and will also provide them food and access to education.
The Akha are an indigenous tribe originally from Tibet who live in small, high mountain villages in northern Thailand. They live mainly in destitute conditions, with limited access to nutritious food, clean water, ample clothing, access to education, and access to their own language and culture. Decades of cultural genocide and oppression bring us to today.
The mission of the Akha Children's Dream Home (ACDH) is to support all aspects of Akha life - by providing food, shelter, and clothing for children in need, and preserving indigenous ways of life through language, education, and cultural programs. By focusing on support and education of children, the ACDH is investing in a sustainable future for the community by preserving their cultural ways for generations to come. It dismantles poverty.
The long-term goal is to build a permanent home for the children to serve as many at-risk children as possible and ensure each one gets the food, clothing, shelter, and access to education they need to survive and thrive. We will be able to serve up to 50 children.