Category Archives: Volunteering

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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Krissy's Thai Travelogue!

After a long flight from Germany to Thailand, I finally arrived in Chiang Mai on the 5th of September, excited but nervous at the same time. I did not know what to expect, how the work would be in such a different country and how the students would behave, so I entered Freedom House on […]
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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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How to start your internship in a ‘spiritual’ way

-Pick your chores checklist-Take a good look at what you’ve got: with paper in hand, consider the tasks you’ve written on your chores checklist so far. – -What supplies are needed to complete this task? Will double the amount of supplies be needed to be most efficient?, etc.-Consider the details-One more thing… Aim for improvement, […]
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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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Interning at Freedom House.

I’m Jess and i’ve been interning at Freedom House for about 2 months. The organization presents an outlet for expression and growth in many aspects of daily life for the students, a blend of ages, all refugees from Burma. Structurally, a homegrown practice, the founder Lisa Nesser is intertwined with the school as intrinsically as […]
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