Building Playgrounds = Building Relationships !!
In August this year, I (Fiona) celebrated 10 years of living & volunteering in Thailand. I was very fortunate to be joined by many friends from around the world to celebrate with me and help build a playground in the Moken Sea Gypsy Village on Koh Payam.
This would not have been possible without our dear friend Emory from Berlin, who held a fundraiser and raised over 100,000 Baht for this and other projects on Koh Payam. Once approval has been given we also plan to build a playground in the village incorporating a half court basketball court as well, that was kindly donated by Kylie Robertson and family. That way all the kids across the island can enjoy the art of play.
What was most enjoyable to see was the cooperation between the men of the village and our guys. Clearly the Moken people have rope tying skills we are unaware of; they happily showed us the best and safest way to make it strong for their kids.
The women were very curious & the kids were loving having so many people to play with !!!!
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Thank you everyone ! Lets do it all again in 3 years time.