London shop provides
for Hang Dong school
l scream, you
scream, they all enjoyed the ice cream.
Learning can be fun with the
right play tools at Tong Khay school.
The students at Tong Khay
school gather to receive the generous educational supplies, sports equipment
and toys from the Chiang Mai Children’s Trust.
The children of Tong Khay school in Hang Dong received a
bounty of sports equipment, educational materials and toys from the Chiang
Mai Children’s Trust.
This charity was set up by Farang shop in Camden in London. The shop sells
arts and crafts from Thailand and fundraises to assist Tong Khay School,
with the aim of providing support for the children’s education.
The presentation was made by John Stewart, owner of Farang shop and the
children were also treated to a special lunch followed by plentiful servings
of ice cream.
Prizes were also handed out to the children designing the best greetings
cards. The greetings cards made by all the children will be sold in Farang
Shop with 100% of the proceeds being returned to the school. A great day was
had by all concerned.
Documentary on Karen
conflict packs the house
The documentary played before a sold out
crowd. l/r Paula, Kyle, Susan, Nick, Nathan, Joo, Matt Blauer and George
Filmmaker Matt Blauer presented his documentary at a sold out showing at
the Alliance Francaise titled ‘Prayer of Peace; Relief & Resistance in
Burma’s War zone.
Blauer who lives in Chiang Mai has recently finished the documentary
film about the struggle the Karen face inside Burma: “Prayer of Peace:
Relief & Resistance in Burma’s War Zones”.
He spent three months shooting this 30-minute documentary inside Karen
State in 2006 and all the footage is original from the frontline in Mone
and Toungoo Districts. The film focuses less on history and more on the
day-to-day efforts of Karen relief workers helping their people under
intense oppression of the Burma Army.
On the front line of conflict deep inside Burma this documentary follows
ethnic relief workers as they aid internally displaced people suffering
under the Burma Army. Focusing on a female medic and a pastor/human
rights cameraman, the film reveals a people that have maintained their
dignity and hope for peace despite the odds.
The film will be distributed by Silkworm Books and available as a DVD
throughout Thailand beginning this month.