Abu Ali Foundation (AAF)

Located in Chiang Rai, Thailand, founded and led by Ariya Rattanawichaikul and his wife, Abu Ali provides a safe living place for 14 high school students (10 girls and 4 boys) from remote villages “up on the mountain.” Without this opportunity to relocate to the city for a proper high school education, these marginalized Akha kids would be finished with school at Grade 9. That’s nowhere near enough for them to take care of themselves and build a self-sustaining life. Ariya and his wife offer hope to these kids, and a shot at a far better life than the one into which they were born.