Baan Dada days 1 and 2
Hello from Baan Dada!
We arrived Saturday afternoon, and we're so happy to be back! Many of the kids remember us, which we weren't expecting. It has been 15 months since our last (and first) visit. There are a lovely bunch of volunteers here also, from Belgium, England and the USA. We're already having loads of fun, the energy of the kids is infectious. There are talks of a camping trip tomorrow, which would be wonderful.
For now, here is a snapshot of how we're spent the past 2 days.
(not where we stay, but I had to show this hut, which is on their property)
In their new truck - the money we raised at our engagement party went towards this truck. Thanks to everyone who donated! The truck is epic!
Some of the kids performed at a guest house Sangklaburi to raise money for the home - and they take a percentage themselves, which they spend as they wish. Some save their money, some spend it on snacks. The older boy's band, the younger boy's band, the girls band and the dancers (doing traditional local dances) all performed.
The food - oh how we have missed this food! The mothers are angels, who prepare all the food for the kids. They sometimes, sometimes, let me help :) They're Neo-Humanists, and so they are vegetarians. This suits us fine, the tofu is yummy!
Tofu and bean shoots
Cabbage and tofu
Som Tam (papaya salad)
Coconut pancake, from the market
At a Temple, the kids playing with the camera.
And that is all for now - I'll be back with more. Today we are hoping to do a little construction work. Right now I have Malaee and Malaoo on my lap, I must go play :)