"Every year on June 20th, World Refugee Day honors and celebrates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. According to UNICEF, there are more than 30 million migrant children worldwide. An estimated 10 million are refugees forcibly displaced from their country and another 17 million internally displaced due to conflict and violence." @Global … Continue reading WHAT IS WORLD REFUGEE DAY?
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Late April this year, Juliette from Umeå, Sweden and Maria from Warsaw, Poland arrived at the Sunflower House to stay with us - to teach the girls English and help with CRPC's organisation. We are so happy to be able to host volunteers from all over the world! We want to cheer for Juliette's and … Continue reading Warm thank you volunteers Juliette & Maria!
Last month the girls started the project of painting Rainbow House. Rainbow House is created by six of the girls from the Sunflower House and is a house in Baan Song Pee Nong village where they spread their knowledge and different life skills that they’ve learned at the shelter to the other children in their home … Continue reading Project: painting Rainbow House |
The Sunflower House had visitors from Girl Rising all the way from America some weeks ago. The girls got to watch two short movies that they have made about gender equality and the importance of education of young girls. After the movies the girls got to take part in a focus group where they discussed … Continue reading Girl Rising
Once a week the girls the girls have LitClub - something that is much appreciated and inspiring to be a part of. The idea behind LitClub is to create a safe space for children to share their ideas and stories, outside the formal school setting. Last week's LitClub the girls got a task to draw … Continue reading LitClub & the River of our lives
Food is one of the best things to enjoy in life according to many of us here at the Sunflower House. Not only is it important as a fuel for your body, it's also about learning about different cultures, tastes and cooking techniques. Cooking brings us together and is also a great tool for team … Continue reading Friday night dinner at the Sunflower House!
Last Sunday, seven of Sunflower House girls - Nakhamsee, Nara, Annie, Jun, Gibb, Gaysorn and Ploy received awards for their excellent grades. They all scored the GPA above 3.80, while Gaysorn and Jun reached the maximum GPA - 4.00! Such a fantastic job! We could not be any more proud of them! That was an … Continue reading Huge congrats for seven school aces from the Sunflower House!
Yesterday, we were privileged in the Sunflower House CRPC to have a visit from amazing representation of the Pencils For Kids, Inc. Pencils For Kids, Inc. provides backpacks with school supplies to children in developing countries world-wide. And yesterday they made another visit at our very place to support and bring smiles to … Continue reading Hello again, Pencils For Kids!
Last year, our friend Ajarn Cathy who is a professor from the University of Minnesota came to visit the Sunflower House with a group of students - and this year we were happy to host another group and to meet Cathy again, such a wonderful woman! Since 2006 she has taken groups of University of … Continue reading Workshop with American friends!
Last week youth leaders from Myanmar came to visit the Sunflower House to exchange the knowledge about prevention programme regarding human-trafficking. The main purpose with the visit was for the youth leaders to get the chance to ask girls of the Sunflower House and P'Too questions about how the shelter operates in order for them … Continue reading Visitors from Myanmar – a day full of knowledge exchange and laughs!