The training sessions
The population of Thailand is made up of various people groups and a portion of them are scattered amongst the hilly regions. These hill tribe groups generally live off the land and common amenities like water and electricity reach them last.
In terms of education, schools in the hilly regions are limited in number and upper secondary education are even less so. Therefore, the hill tribe students have to travel to the towns for their higher level education. Due to the vast distance from their homes to school, these students have to stay at the boarding schools and they only get to visit their homes during longer school holidays.
The Foundation thus trained 27 dormitory-persons-in-charge, as well as youths from about 12 tribal groups from the local school in Chiangrai on the 19th June, so that they would be able to run wholistic activities (that develop them physically, intellectually, spiritually and socially) for the tribal residents in the boarding homes during the weekends. In the process of running these activities both the leaders and participants get a chance to develop their leadership skills, as well as creative use of their free-time.
Activities during training
Boys in part of their traditional costumes
Girls wearing their traditional hilltribe costumes