Category Archives: Chiang Mai

Visiting Free Bird Cafe

Hi there– I am sitting in my favorite and most colorful cafe’s in all of Thailand, Free Bird Cafe. I am spending time here Mentoring clients and Coaching an Interior Design Company in Bangkok. It’s the perfect office with children’s paintings every where, art work, toys and the dreams of hopes of children painted on […]
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Shan New Year Celebration

Shan New Year was celebrated Nov. 17 this year.  It is on a lunar calendar and is now the year 2104.  So this year at Thai Freedom House we got to celebrate 5 New Year Days!  The traditional Western Jan. 1, then the Chinese New Year, Thai New Year and finally the Shan New Year; […]
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My volunteer experience at Thai Freedom House

I knew from the first day that I arrived at Freedom House that 3 weeks would not be enough for me. The feeling in that space is amazing both during the day within the Café and at night in the school. On the first night I didn’t know what to expect when the children arrived, […]
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Thai Mother's Day 2009

In Thailand Mother’s Day is celebrated on the current Queen’s Birthday, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, August 12.  Since Thai culture and tradition is part of the curriculum at Thai Freedom House and the kids really never get to show their appreciation to their mothers for all of their hard work, we decided to have a […]
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Volunteering during the rainy season!

When stepping into Freedom House you cannot help but sense you are in a supportive and caring environment. That is certainly what I felt when I first stepped through this Thai style house, nestled within a cozy part of Chiang Mai’s inner moat area. The house itself has a community spirit, with every inch of […]
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Thai Freedom House Blessing and Open House at new location.

In May of 2009 Thai Freedom House moved to a new location, after a lot of rehab on the new house we moved in and celebrated with a traditional house blessing and an open house for the families of the students.  For more information about house blessing ceremonies in Thailand: http://www.thailandlife.com/blessingnewhouse.htm On the evening of the […]
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Moved in the new school.

Hello Everyone! At this point classes and life at the new school are well underway and commencing with many new topics regarding labeling the school (shelves, markers, glue, etc) and the completion of the kids’ About ME Books. The house blessing occurred on April 22nd, the day the astrologer chose as the best day for […]
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