December 11th -16th, 2014
The AHAN Nippon Kan Bilay House is doing well. Our operations are growing, filling everyone with new motivation. The new Bilay House Heritage Center is now complete and after study time, the kids are learning new skills at the heritage center. It is gratifying to see them learn the weaving and bamboo basket crafts that are part of their own Karen heritage. Next we are planning to plant Tapioca on our newly acquired lands which will help us support ourselves into the future.
To accommodate Homma Kancho’s travel schedule, Christmas came a little early to Bilay House this year. We hired 2 vans this year to take all of the children on an adventure to the big city. The Bilay House children must abide by the rules and regulations set by the Thailand government for refugees and no one is permitted to leave the village of Ta Ko Lang without official permission from authorities.
To live in a modern society these children must learn about the value of money. Homma Kancho gave each child a little spending money and all of them enjoyed picking things out for themselves. On past Christmas trips to the city we used one van…now we need two…Bilay House is growing up. Thank you very much to everyone.
Bilay House Thailand