Ban Meata Children's Village

Phrae

Phrae Childrens Village
 

The name 'Ban Meata' literally means: 'A mercy-filled house or village'.

Phrae is a beautiful, progressive city in the north of Thailand, three hours drive south-east from Chiang Mai. It is a very fertile area, producing two crops of rice per year. However, this province also has a considerable HIV/AIDS problem, and many children have been orphaned by this hideous epidemic.

Our vision is for a high quality children's village on 15 acres of land 17 kms from the city centre. Four children's homes, a large dining/kitchen area, laundry facilities, first aid centre, volunteer accommodation, four units for teams and visitors and a beautifull, well-equipped swimming pool have already been completed.

This beautiful children's village opened mid-2008 for HIV/AIDS orphans and babies who cannot be cared for by AIDS suffering mothers and young single mums with unwanted babies.

A Pre-School/Kindergarten program has been established for the children with help from volunteers and paid Thai teachers. Already most of the children are bi-lingual and progressing beyond the usual level of children of a similar age in Thailand.

Phrae Childrens Village
Phrae Childrens Village
 
Phrae Childrens Village
Phrae Childrens Village
 
Tik
Tik Rattanachomsaykul
Thai Manager
Yu Angnoi
Yu Angnoi
Thai Trainee Manager
Sharon Dunk with husband John Scholten
Sharon Dunk with husband John Scholten
Phrae Advisor