What’s Been Happening since Rescue Mission For Children Inc. and DAC Inc. met for the first time…
As discussed during the recent Australian visit and recommendations that were made, we have continued the planting of the trees along the bank on the creek side at the Academy to protect the land from erosion.
Again we went and searched in the forest for the edible figs, figs berry and the native bamboos. We took advantage of the rainy season to plant the trees. By the end of September, the rain will decrease and we won’t be able to plant trees from then on.
It was a heavy rainy day yet again. We had to carry the dirt from the other side of the property and fill the gap in the land that eroded away, but everyone powered on. Hopefully the rain will continue long enough for the plants to generate the rooting system for the growth of the plants.
Visit from long time supporter & friend… .This is Megan Jeffry’s fifth visit to the Academy in over 12 years that we have known her. This time she had brought her high school friend, Katie along with her. They both were so excited to come back and meet with the children and spend some time with them.
Megan and Katie wanted to bless the children with some useful gifts for the children. Megan and Katie asked me what would be the most useful item that the children really need? I recommended for the thongs and nighty pants for every child. We went to Chiang Rai Big C super centre and priced out the cheapest thongs and shorts.
The children are always in need of thongs as they do wear them most of the time, as almost all year round it is very hot with high humidity over here. So thongs and short are perfect gifts for the children.
Day outing… Later on the same day, we took the children out to Maesuai river and had a swim. The children thoroughly enjoyed their time swimming, playing and splashing the water. !
Thank you for your help and support for the stateless children and give them life opportunities.
General Manager – Akha Academy
The Australian Rescue Mission for Children Board News update
The team have returned from Thailand after a successful, albeit hard working trip. They return with high hopes for the future development of the Academy.
Our Facebook is gaining followers rapidly giving us a much needed boost to our networks. If you have not looked at our Facebook here is the site and invite others to share our story.
Rescue Mission for Children Inc. – Nerang … – Facebook
Now, back at home, the regular BBQs and nights. The latter has been a great to promoting Rescue Mission for Children and fostering great friendships. The regular social information night was held on 28 August. A menu with a difference for our cool winter nights! ‘Generous Jim” who is renowned for cooking up a storm with his famous soups made a mean meat and vegie soup as well as a vegetarian soup. This was teamed with crusty breads to dip and soak up all the flavours. Yum! Our guests were given an account and reflection on their trip to Thailand.
– 29 August Bonfire Night: this was a fundraising night held by St John’s Kindy, for the Academy.
– Another bus trip for ladies will be held on the 19 September and we hope that it will be another great event as last year’s one, if not better! Lock that date in and book in if you are in Brisbane. Look at Facebook for more details and reservation.
– Special mention must be made this month to ‘1Stop Car and Finance’ in Beenleigh. Chris, from the car yard company. He has offered to donate $500.00 for every car sold that came his way through us. What a great offer, so spread the word and if you pop down to see him please mention how you came to know of his company.
So once again, Rescue Mission for Children says thank you for your support in every way.
Here the smile says it all.
Your Australian Committee.