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On October 2, 2012 Give2Asia celebrated its Ten-Year Anniversary with a Gala Event in the Grand Ballroom at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco.  That evening, they recognized four of their many, many funds.  We were greatly honored that we -- with our two funds -- were included in that group of four. I was away in Thailand on that date.  Pat attended the afternoon workshop sessions. Later that evening, in recognition of our work educating girls in Indonesia and Thailand, Pat was presented with our award as one of Give2Asia's four Outstanding Philanthropists.  Needless to say, we were...[ Read More ]
On my most recent trip in October 2012 I had the opportunity to visit a Lahu Village and meet the Head Man of the village. Being particularly interested in seeing a village typical of where our Peace Children's Home kids come from … and to discuss with the head man the wisdom of taking kids away from their home villages for purposes of education … I jumped at the chance. So, off we went up a harrowing dirt road for 6-8 km. [caption id="attachment_553" align="aligncenter" width="443"] The Road Up The Hill[/caption] I'm told this is one of the "close in"...[ Read More ]
I just returned from an extended trip to SE Asia, working on projects for the benefit of children in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Waing Pa Pao, and Bali, Indonesia. As you know, my Birthday Wish was to build a home for underprivileged children in northern Thailand who, without our help, would get virtually no education.  I'm happy to report that that is now happening in Wiang Pa Pao, a town located in northern Thailand, about half way between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Working with Tutu's son Daniel (Setsila Preamjaisanchat) who heads up the Grace & Mercy Foundation,...[ Read More ]