Mekong Regional Indigenous Child Rights Home: An Update on DEPDC/GMS’s Safe Shelter
Mekong Regional Indigenous Child Rights Home (MRICRH) in Mae Chan remains open and continues to provide a safe home for high-risk children and women in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) of Northern Thailand.
Our safe shelter currently provides a home to five persons, four children and one young woman. Three of the children attend a nearby school and are provided tuition support, transportation to and from school each day, and academic support as needed. These three students completed school examinations in late September and then went on school break for the month of October.
During the month of October, the children participated in basic life skills training led by the oldest member of the home and shelter guardians. Activities included typical everyday tasks, such as cleaning the home together, learning to wash and iron their own clothing, agricultural activities, and learning how to swim in the Swimming Home’s pool.
The school reopened for the new semester on November 6, 2017. All of the members of the shelter received new clothing, thus the three school children were able to return to class with new, clean and warm clothing…just in time for the cooler weather.
I want to thank all those reading our update. Please keep DEPDC/GMS in mind during this holiday season. I want to offer a special thank you to the past and future donors of MRICRH. Your donations have helped this shelter provide room and board, basic necessities, medical care, scholarships to attend local government schools, school supplies, transportation, and vocational training for at-risk, vulnerable children and women.
I kindly ask that you continue your generous support, as the shelter remains open and operates strictly through donation support. Additionally, I welcome you to come visit and even consider volunteering if possible. I invite you to come take a look at the impact that even small monthly donations of 10 to 20 dollars to DEPDC/GMS can make…and to enjoy seeing the smiles that you have made possible!
On behalf of DEPDC/GMS founder, all the staff members, volunteers, and especially our children, I would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a very merry Christmas!
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