July 2018 Newsletter




Annual General Meeting 2018


The Rescue Mission for Children will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday July 18th at Genesis Church in Carrara. Every one is welcome! Come along and hear more about our vision and mission, and celebrate with us the accomplishments of the last 12 months. Stay for a cuppa and a chat after the meeting, we'd love to get to know you better!



Date:  Wednesday July 18th

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Genesis Church, 148 Eastlake Street Carrara



A summary of the meeting and reports will be published in next month's newsletter, and all reports will be made available through our website. We are committed to being a transparent and accountable organisation of integrity. 


If you are interested in becoming more involved, or would like to become part of the management committee, could you please send an expression of interest to:  





helping hill tribe girls to dream big

Life can be difficult and dangerous for young hill tribe girls in northern Thailand. Poor and marginalised, their families are often trapped in a cycle of poverty and debt. Stateless hill tribe families survive as subsistence farmers or day labourers, paid minimum wages with few work opportunities. Most do not have birth certificates or  documentation, which makes it difficult for their children to attend school. These families are targeted by human traffickers because of their lack of education, language barriers and economic poverty. Young girls are particularly at risk for exploitation at the hands of traffickers.


Supaporn (pictured above) is from a very poor stateless Akha family, who live in a grass hut with no electricity or sanitation. She is apporximately 16 years old, but has no birth certificate or official records. Supaporn's father died three years ago from health complications, and her mother - who is also unwell - is the sole provider for Supaporn and her five siblings. Supaporn's younger sister Matha also lives at the Rescue Mission, and both girls are sweet, hard working and reliable.


Supaporn came to live at  the Rescue Mission for Children four and a half years ago, and started school for the very first time. Because of her age and the fact that she proved to be very bright, her education was fast tracked and she completed primary school in just four years with a GPA of 3.19 out of 4. Supaporn is now studying high school through long distance education, and will study years 7 - 12 through internet correspondence at the Rescue Mission. Her dream is to complete a graduate degree in nursing or accountancy. Her sister Matha also wants to study and complete a degree when she is older. We are committed to supporting their dreams every step of the way and we could not be prouder of their achievements and determination. The education that the girls have been able to receive through the work of the Rescue Mission has forever changed the trajectory of their lives, and has given them an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for their family. 


The Rescue Mission management commitee has been able to offer Supaporn a paid part-time job while our house mother Ager is on maternity leave with her new born baby. Supaporn will be helping with tasks like cooking and looking after younger children, providing her with work experience and a chance to earn an income while she focusses on her studies. 



Busoh in her primary school uniform, Supaporn in her distance education uniform and Aminoy in her local high school uniform. Your support means these girls can attend school and dream big for their futures.

Meet Busoh

Busoh is a 9 year old Akha girl from accross the border in Myanmar. She is a responsible girl and makes friends easily.


Busoh has a single parent father who is addicted to drugs, who unfortunately was not able to provide care for her. She was living in a bamboo hut with a dirt floor, without any sanitation or running water. Busoh did not have regular food and did not go to school. 


Busoh is thankful for the routines, care and stability of a loving home at Rescue Mission. Her favourite food is pickled bokchoy and she loves playing running and chasing games with her friends. She is enjoying school and her favourite subject is maths. She is learning Thai and is picking it up very quickly. Busoh is a bright and cheerful girl, and it wonderful to see her happy and thriving. 


Become a Global Parent

The RM4C Child Sponsorship fund is a three tier structure that provides a home, shelter, three healthy meals per day, clothing, medical care, and an education for the children in our care. This is the very core of our existence as a mission to rescue and protect those children who are at risk.


Tier One Child Sponsorship:

$45 per month will provide food and educational fees


Tier Two Child Sponsorship:

$35 per month will provide health care, uniforms and all other essentials


Tier Three Child Sponsorship:

A monthly amount of your choice will be put towards providing facility maintenance, electricity, water filtration and transport.


To find out more about sponsoring a child like Busoh (who currently needs a Sponsor), please click on the link below: 



Child Sponsorship Information

bright, colourful & fun!

The children were blessed with new shirts, shorts, flip flops and sporting equipment this month. There was great excitement and lots of games and activities with their new balls and sporty clothes! A huge thank you to the local police force and their spouses for their generosity to the children, and to Rongmee, Amporn, Mr. Sonpope and Mr. Somjai.

Vaccinations on schedule

The children received another round of scheduled vaccinations at the local hospital this month. It is part of our mission to give full protection from preventable diseases  to the children in our care. No one loves needles, but there are always treats to be enjoyed afterwards! 

warm and cosy PJ's for every one!

Winter gets very chilly in the mountainous Chiang Rai province and our children love wearing their flannelette PJ's. We have been blown away by the generosity of our supporters who hosted and attended PJ parties in the month of June!


We are excited to let you know that we have a brand new pair of donated winter pyjama's for each of our 51 children! Volunteers will take them over to the Rescue Mission in September, in plenty of time for the northern Thailand winter. We are so grateful for all of the PJ's donated - they will keep our children cosy and warm on cold winter nights! 


We are still collecting new pairs of size 4 - 16 boys and girls underwear, white socks for girls and brown socks for boys. Socks and undies for 51 children are needed on an ongoing basis!  If you would like to contribute please contact info@rescuemissionforchidlren.org.au to arrange collection.


Thank you in advance for your generosity and support! 


Please join us in praying for the safe rescue and recovery of twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach who are trapped in a flooded cave in the Tham Luang cave complex. The caves are in the Northern Chiang Rai province, the same region that the Rescue Mission for Children is located in. The local Thai community, as well as the whole global community, has rallied together to strategise, volunteer and pray for the boy's safety. At the time of publication, the first four boys removed from the cave have arrived at hospital, according to the head of the rescue operation, Narongsak Osottanakorn. You can follow the continuing rescue efforts at www.abc.net.au


For more information about the Rescue Mission for Children, and for ways to get involved please visit our website:

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