Monthly Archives: December 2007

Yasna

When I arrived at Freedom House, the first impression I got was that it wasn’t really a school, it was just a regular house. But as I walked in, the atmosphere changed. The walls were decorated with learning posters; the shelves were full of children’s books and for breaktime, another shelf was filled with toys. […]
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Anone

Anone is a 14 year old boy from Shan State, Burma. His family moved to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand about three years ago, looking to escape the harsh treatment of the Military Regime in Burma and trying to make a better life for themselves. He loves to swim and play in the water as he […]
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Toon

Toon is an eleven year old boy from Shan State, Burma. His Shan name is Sai Toon Lang. He is the youngest of three siblings. He came to Thailand from Mung Nai, a small town in Northern Shan State, Burma about three years ago. Toon says that when his parents first told him they were […]
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Somsa

Somsa is an energetic, fun loving young boy of 14. He is from Shan State Burma and has been in Thailand since he was 3 years old when his parents made a dangerous escape from Burma hoping to find a better life in Thailand. But things haven’t been better; at least from what he knows. […]
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Nicole

My name is Nicole. I come from Germany and I worked as a volunteer at Freedom House in Chiang Mai for 4 weeks. I taught the kids class in the evening for 2 hours a day together with other volunteers. The kids are between 7 and 14 years old. I knew about Freedom House from […]
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Daniel

Hi, I am Daniel, a volunteer from the Netherlands. I came to Chiang Mai to volunteer in a small school called Freedom House. I did this for a month and I really loved it. I had never taught before and I have to admit that it’s very nice to do. You teach the Burmese refugees […]
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