This blog describes work done at Opportunity Foundation Thailand for abused and abandoned children. It also covers small town living in Thailand and travel in Thailand and Myanmar

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  • CNN on Travel in Thailand
    on Mar 19, 2012 in Thailand & SE Asia Travel
    Today I noticed a CNN.COM article titled “7 Myths about Traveling in Thailand”. I agree with everything in it. Myth number 3 was titled “Everyone is out to scam you”. It explained that some were, but many were not and “This is particularly...
  • Are We Really Doing Good? (Myanmar Edition)
    on Jan 11, 2012 in Myanmar
    This is the third in a series. The first two posts concerned our child raising efforts in Thailand. NGO’s often hide some kinds of problems if possible. Certainly not the problems they address in the world. They want you to know all about those so...
  • Mandalay – Our Third Workshop
    on Jan 1, 2012 in Myanmar
    Our Third Workshop A young monk elementry teacher acts out the story for the other participants. Gayle sits on the floor to the left. (Picture from Thant Thaw) Our third workshop was held at the Phaung Daw Oo Monastic High School in Mandalay. Here ne...
  • The New Myanmar
    on Dec 29, 2011 in Myanmar
    From Mandalay Workshop. People say what they think here, even criticize the government. No one appears worried about who is listening. (Photo from Thant Thaw) Things are changing in Myanmar. Perceptions outside are changing as well. This time when we...
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
    on Dec 27, 2011 in Myanmar
    It’s easier to tell some stories than others. On the last day of the Yangon workshop Keith was a bit under the weather and did not come. We had boxes of children’s books from Nargis Library to distribute to our participants. The novices had r...
  • Zabu Oak Shaung Convent School
    on Dec 26, 2011 in Myanmar
    Zabu Oak Shaung Convent School in Kyauktan outside of Yangon Zabu Oak Shaung Convent School is a 45 minute drive outside of Yangon. It has received some of our books through a community library in the area. Most of the nuns living at this school are...
  • Our Second Workshop
    on Dec 24, 2011 in Myanmar
    Class photo for second workshop outside of Yangon Yesterday was the last day for our three day Yangon workshop. Sue expressed some concern after the first day. The participants were different, more sophisticated than those in Bogalay. Most spoke pass...
  • Life in Bogalay
    on Dec 22, 2011 in What's new
    Freight hauling in Bogalay While we had some running around for supplies and other things to assist in the workshop, Keith and I had some time to wander around in Bogalay also. The first thing we noticed as we hit the streets is that almost all trans...
  • Our First Workshop
    on Dec 21, 2011 in Myanmar delta area Nargis Library
    Our first workshop in Bogalay We are in the Inya Lake hotel in Yangon, having just returned from our first three day teacher training workshop in Bogalay sponsored by Nargis Library Recovery. Everyone agrees that it went really well. Gayle Holmes tau...
  • Off to Bogalay
    on Dec 20, 2011 in Myanmar
    Keith and Gayle on our River Boat This is our fourth trip to Bogalay but Gayle and Keith’s first. We’ve always gone by road before, which has been pretty interesting judging from the number of pictures I have taken along the way. The trip does ta...
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