Hill tribe child fund project Blog of NGO"the mirror foundation" that does protection activity of hill tribe in Thailand ,Chiang Rai

by hilltribechildren



We are a local Thai NGO (non-profit-making and non-governmental organization) that supports the improvement of the life of the hill tribe people which live in northern Thailand in the province Chiang Rai in the "MaeYao"district and we attempt to protect their culture and their traditions.

The hill tribe people are poor, and they have a lot of problems such as child and adult prostitution, drug abuse, invasions of the culture and the tradition, depopulation of the villages, and educational shortages at the schools in Thailand.

We believe that the villages can solve these various problems by being supported to unite and to cooperate with each other.
The project aims at creating a peaceful society in which both, people living in the mountain district and people living in the low lands live and learn together mutually regardless of their religion or their race.

This BLOG gives information and an introduction to the Hilltribe Children Fund project.
# by hilltribechildren | 2010-12-31 18:51 | ☆Introduction

Children met HOPE!!

An organization called HOPE arrived from Singapore.
The organization was established by colleges students in Singapore
to support for hilltribe's children.
Each charactar in HOPE has their own reason for being in it.
P..Persinal grow

They visited Mirror fundation the first time, and they decided to visit here,
because they had so much concern about Mirror's working such as
the protection of hilltribe's people and supporting scholarship students.

On the 5 th of September there was the exchange party between Hope
and the scholarship students.
First they started introducing each other.
23 people from Singapore and 23 scholarship students participated in the party.
Students looked a littele bit nervous because, the public language was English.
Of course they couldn't speak the Thai language.
However most students tried to introduce themselves in English.
That some of them had a high fluency level surprised the people from Singapore.

Most students live in a school residence or relative's house,
because the transportation expense is too expensive
from their own house to school,
that's why they live away from thier family.

At first the party had strained relations
However it was getting better by playing somegames.

After the game, students showed the dance and singing a song
with a bamboo which they cut from mountains.
They wore each traditional clothes.
(They are from Aka tribe, Lahu tribe, and Karen tribe)
Also the members of Hope showed a dance.
They enjoyed the party so much!
At the end of party, students gave an interview for questions from Hope.
Thanks to Hope, they promised to make the pamphlet and post card of
Hilltribe Children Fund project.
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-11-12 01:33

What can we do?

These days scholarship students have a meeting during their holidays.
In fact, on 5th September there was an exchange party between students and an
organization which supports scholarship students from Singapore.
The students had a meeting to think about the program for the party.
14 Students gathered at this meeting.
The number is only half of the whole nubmer of dtudents
because, they live in different places. Some were from far away villages.
Some were from school residences near school.

There were some prerequisites for this program
・To wear each traditional clothes.
・To include a dance or sing a song
・To participate in the program, and cooperate with all students.

They discusses the program for two hours on the day,
and they began to make something with tools.
Please look forward to the party!!
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-11-11 23:01 | ☆News updates



Her name is Aoy. She is 16 years old and from Sanjarung village(Aka tribe)
She is a first year student at Dumrong high school in Chieng Rai.

She leaves home at 6 a.m to go toschool on the bus, and goes home at 5 p.m.
This is a typical day for her.

Dumrong high school has a special activity on Thursday.
Activity are rich in variety. (For example, Thai dance, sports...)

Students can choose one of them that they are interested in,
and decide how to carry out the activity.

Although she can not take Japanese or English lessons for school activity,
She can take them on the weekend as a special study program.

After she gose home she always helps with the housework.
There are 4 people in her family, her mother, her younger brother and younger sister.
Because her mother leaves the house in search of temporary work,
Aoy takes care of thier home herself.

She also tries to be a good leader among students who have received scholarships.

Every day she is busy helping with housework and her studies however, it seems that she is satisfied with her busy life.
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-09-13 14:20 | ☆News updates

Manop Mayer


Manop Mayer is 23 years old and lives in Apha Village (an Akha hilltribe in the Chiang Rai Province of Thailand).

Manop is in his second year of school at Chiang Rai Rajaphat University, where he is studying community development.

Before going to university Manop attended vocational school where he studied mechanical engineering.

It is then that he decided he wanted to continue with his education and go to university. Thanks to the generous support from fundraisers in Japan, Manop can now pursue his dream of attaining a higher education.
(The following is an interview with Manop)

◆In what subject are you most interested in you studies?
Community development.

◆Are you currently involved in any special activities as a second year university student?
I help draw up social science curriculums for first grade classes, as well as gather first grade students in groups for reading time.
This program is a great experience for me. It helps me learn how to bring up and educate the younger generations in our society.

◆What do you do when you come to visit The Mirror Foundation every week?
I often use this time to visit Akha and Lahu villages and collect data. Once collected, I summarize and organize the data into documents.
I also accompany The Mirror Foundation’s volunteers when they go to teach and I help them by translating from Thai or Akha to English.

◆Does helping with The Mirror Foundation’s jobs have an affect on you?
Yes, of course.
Whenever I visit the villages I learn about the various problems they face and am challenged by helping to solve these problems.

◆Although there you have two more years of university to go, what kind of future do you visualize for yourself?
I would like to gather the members of younger generations in the villages and carry out activities for community development.
The hilltribe people face many problems that have yet to be eliminated. One such issue is that concerning human trafficking. As of now, we campaign and perform at many villages with the intention of guiding the hilltribe people to think about the problems they face and how to try and solve them. It is my goal to motivate each person to think about their own future and how make the best of it.

Manop is an outstanding asset to The Mirror Foundation. He is a Scholarship Student leader and serves as a great example of the Mirror Foundation's Scholarship Program.
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-08-13 15:06 | ☆News updates