A NEW SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE CHILDREN..
It is another fantastic year ahead for Rescue Mission for Children. Once again, we have been able to help and rescue another 13 new stateless children, who, without our help, would be facing the hardship of life and the risk of being exploited. Words cannot adequately express the joy and happiness of these children, in knowing that they are safe, have 3 good meals each day, and the lifetime opportunity of education that so many Stateless children will not be getting.
The spontaneous bond that has formed between the children and the carers, we can only give the credit to LOVE itself. The willingness of these children who had nothing, to give back love to us who are caring for them, is truly wonderful. RMFC is their home now, making a total of 40 wonderful children in our care.
Welcome to Buyoo Myer..
Buyoo Myer is a 6 year old Akha girl, who comes from the Myanmar border, and is one of the 13 new children who has joined us this year. Buyoo has 5 more siblings that are living in an incredibly poverty stricken situation.
Buyoo is very young, and naive and but so friendly, and she likes big hugs every now and then to reassure her and show she is loved by us. As Buyoo has never been to school before she was anxious at first but now she seems to be enjoying it. She is also adjusting to her new home with many others.
After the whole week of school, study and doing chores, the children are always eager to go out for a fun day! Over two weekends we decided to take the children down to Maesuai River, where the water streams down from Maesuai Dam. With the excitement that built up, the children could not wait to get off the truck and run into the water as fast as they could!
Watching these precious children splashing in the water, chasing each other and having races, it brought me a great sense of fulfilment to see the children being children, and not having to worry about survival. The noise of joy, happiness and excitement echoed throughout the whole area!
Thank you for your help and support for the children in our care and for giving them the opportunity to have a better quality life.
General Manager – Akha Academy.
Greetings from Paul and Dee Evans RMFC’s new Site Managers! We arrived at RMFC on Monday 9th May and hit the ground running! It has been a productive month, as we have set about bringing restoration and repair to the Rescue Mission and turning it into a place we can all be proud of. Indeed, a transformation is taking place here!
The day after we arrived, Board Members Michael and Noel, along with electrician, David and his able assistant Rodney, came to the Mission and immediately brought changes to make this place so much safer for everyone living here. They all worked tirelessly in the extreme heat, installing fans in the dormitories and the kitchen, hosting generous sponsor, Tosh Murphy, checking and reorganizing resources, as well as planning future projects.
Then, a few days after the maintenance and development team left, Lucas Merrick arrived for his 2nd visit to the mission and he rolled up his sleeves and has got stuck into the work program with Paul, as well as loving on the children and making them laugh.
FROM THE BOARD..
Yes indeed, Paul and Dee have hardly touched base and have been extremely busy assessing all needs and priorities at the mission.
Last month, Chiang Rai, Thailand was shaken up by a tragic fire, in a school dormitory, sadly killing 17 hill tribe girls.
As a result of this tragic incident, our management team has been working hard to ensure the Rescue Mission is suitably protected in the case of a fire, with Paul working on fire safety procedures immediately.
New fire extinguishers were bought, roofs cleared of leaf litter and trees removed near buildings to make it a safer environment for all.
Abusah, our dedicated house mum got right into teaching the children fire safety drills.
In a final update, we recently had our Annual General Meeting and look forward to another successful year ahead for Rescue Mission for Children together with your continued support.