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

by hilltribechildren

About Ache Chegong

I will introduce a new topic.

Our project," Hilltribe Children Fund Project" have been working for a children.
But if urgent will be happend, we will support it not only for a children but for an adult or a family unit.

Now, today I will talk of a Akha hilltribe family.
Their village is close to the elephant's village Rouemmit village.
Mr. Chegong's family lives in the village which is Fuesangong village of Akha hilltribe.

Father (Mr. Ache) is 48 years old. The symptoms of HIV (AIDS) are shown,already.
Before symptoms develop,he worked on the daily-hire construction at ChiangRai town.

For Mr.Ache,it is defficult to walk with no cane because of aggravation of HIV's the early stages. It was becoming seven months ago.
All the day,he almost bedridden state with fever and giddiness.
Since he stopped working, his wife (Mrs. Miebar)have to support the family's life.

His wife is doing work of tea picking in the nearby plantation.
However, Miebar's income is 130 bahts per day, with all her strength.

After deduct the children's expense of bringing up a child, daily foods cost, and also transportation expenses (gasoline cost for going to Miebar's working place and send Mr. Ache to the hospital) , it will not remain at hand nearly.


Mr.Chegong has three children.
They are a 12 year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy, and the boy that just became 1 years old.

Although two older brother and sister go to the elementary school, they are in the situation which daily lunch cost, uniform cost, textbook cost, etc. cannot pay all.

Furthermore, Mr.Ache have to take care of the youngest child instead of his wife.

However, father is the sick body.
It is very serious for his own body not to move well.

His village,Fuesangong,there is no child care center.Because the village is too small.

Although this child's milk cost must also have to manage.
They are terribly perplexed by their problem.
But now, by the staff of the mirror foundation,they obtained to solve this problem.

That's why we decided to support Mr.Ache's family for transportation expenses for going to hospital regularly, a child's milk or money which purchases milk and expense for two older children's school.

We are receiving emergency assistance money for this family.


Inquiry about support ,please contact here.
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-08-06 17:52 | ☆Emergency
Though I introduced the report last time.
He is Mr.Ache Chegong at Fuesangong village which is Akha hilltribe.


Mr.Ache is invaded by HIV.
Hestay with his wife who working daily-hire,two children who going to elemetary school and unweaned child.

This family is very poor and they need help.
We appealed about supporting Mr.Ache's family on this web page last time.

After that,many of supports came. And it was supplied in ten months at present.
We inform you that it means to support Ache's family was ready.

One day,we visited the village to tell about the detailed purport of support.

The rice handed with the received support money.

*one of our staff,Mr.Akong and Mr.Ache *

Although, as for Mr.Ache's condition, giddiness still continues.
It rises in the daytime. But he is looking after the youngest child everyday.

He go to hospital 1-time per month and get the medicine for one month and the doctor said to him that continue to taking medicine.

The mirror foundation,Hilltribe Children Fund project decided to support Mr.Ache's family for over ten months The total of support fund was correcte about 10,000 bahts.

We appreciate for your help.
Thank you.
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-08-06 17:09 | ☆Emergency

Fon, a Tung Luang School student

I would like to talk about Fon, a girl from Tung Luang elementary school which is near Mirror Foundation.

Fon is a girl in sixth grade in Tung Luang elementary school.

The teacher of Tung Luang school requested aid from the Hilltribe children fund project regarding one of her students which was Fon.
That was about Fon.

That's why we instantly went to the school and talked to them.

Due to HIV, Fon's parents passed away, when she was in first grade at Tung Luang school.
Now, she only has her grandmother left and lives with her.

The teacher said that her results are excellent and if she carries on like this, she can enter a special school which has dormitories.
Besides that the school supports all the students with expenses for school life like stationary.

However, should she go to special school she would have to leave her grandma behind.
Her grandma grows vegetables and sells them to earn money and bring up Fon.
Fon couldn't accept leaving her grandma behind which is why she would like to go to school in the mae Yao area.
*MaeYao lies near the area where Fon lives.
Of course, the school teacher also approved of this idea.

But Fon has to pay for transportation expenses for going to school, tuition fees, uniform costs, textbook costs, etc.

Economically she is living a painful life, however her results are excellent.
Can this problem not somehoe be solved?
That's why they contacted the "Hilltribe children fund project."


The Mirror Foundation is helping the "Hilltribe children fund project".
Although Fon is not Hilltribe, our project helps all the children who live in the Chiang Rai prefectural MaeYao area.

So when they contacted us we started thinking whether we could do something for Fon.
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-07-30 17:59 | ☆News updates

Passong from the Yahu village

Below I would like to present an interview with one of the children who are receiving the scholarship supported by the Mirror Foundation.


Passong, 19years old, attends the second grade of high school.

Yahu is a village on the top of the mountain 1 hour and a half away from the Mirror Foundation by car.
Passong lives with her father-in-law and her mother now.
Usually, she lives in the house of her elder sister at Namlat village near the school she attends, and goes to school from there.
Her results are very good and stable.

(Following The contents of an interview to her)
1. Is School Pleasant?
It is pleasant. I like using the Internet.

2. Hobby?
Listen to Thai music.

3. What do you do after School finishes weekdays?
I look after my elder sister's child.

4. How do you spend your holiday?
I made dresses and accessories

5. Do you help your family?
I help cooking or cleaning.

6. What would you like to do after graduation from high School?
I would like to study accountancy at the university of Bangkok.

7. What would you like to become in the future?
I would like to become an accountant.

8. Would you like to come back to your village in the future?
I would like to come back to my village to buy a house for my father and mother.

Now, I will present you another interwiew this time with Passong's mother.

Mrs. Nasoo (mother of Passong)
1. Are You Lonely?
I am lonely and sad.

2. How many times can you meet your daughter?
I can meet her once in a week. I go to meet her on Sunday morning to cook and come back in the evening.

3. What do you think of her going to school?
I think it is good for her to go to school.

4. Although Passong has said that she wants to go to university, what do you think?
Although I would like to send her to a university, since there is no money, she cannot go. But if we could organise a scholarship she could go to university. Since there is only farmhouse work at our home I have to do this exhausting work. This heavy work is harmful for a woman's body and does not bring enough money to send Passong to university.

5. How do you make your family's living?
I sell vegetables, rice and dresses (bags, accessories).

* When Passong's village accepts the homestays,in many cases tourists purchase tribal accessories etc. from each home.
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-07-30 16:04 | ☆News updates

Narsie from Yahu village


Narsie, 18 years old, attends the first grade of college.

Narsie is also one of the students who have a scholarship from the Mirror Fondation.
She goes to college in Chiang Rai.
Because the Yahu village is on the top of a mountain very distant from Chiang Rai,
she lives in the dormitory of the school and goes to school from there.
As well as Passong, we interviewed Narsie in the same way.

1. What is your favourite class?

2. Hobby?
Reading books.

3. What do you do after school finishes weekdays?
I have to participate in many activities performed in a dormitory.

4. How do you spend your holiday?
I make bags and accessories .

5. Do you help with household tasks?
If a visitor comes to my house, I help welcoming the guest.

* Since her village accepted travellers for homestays, there are many opportunities to host guests ana sell handicraft.

6. What would you like to do after graduation from college?
I would like to go to university in Chiang Mai.

7. What would you like to become in the future?
I would like to become an accountant.

8. What do you think about the scholarship?
I am very glad I received it.

9. What do your parents think of you going to school?
I think they are glad that I study.

10. What do the people of your village think about you going to school?
Now, there are only three people who have not gone to high school, so I think going to school is a good role model.
So I think it becomes a good role model.

11. What kind of work are your parents doing?
My family are farmers and they grow many things like rice, corns, bananas.


And this is an interview with Narsie's mother.

1. What do you think about your daughter going to school?
I think it is good to study and studying is good for having a good job in the future.
And I'm sure that Narsie will be of some help to our family, too.

2. Although Narsie already said that she wants to go to university, what do you think?
If she wannts to go to a university we will support her, also with money.

3. Are you lonely when your daughter does not stay at the village?
I am lonely and sad.

4.How many times do you meet Narsie in one year?
Only during the summer vacation.
# by hilltribechildren | 2009-07-30 16:02 | ☆News updates