Kat Family – ROOM FOR DREAMS Project – Chiang Rai 2007
Five young boys are the reason we built “BAAN NAI FAN” or “ROOM FOR DREAMS”.
These young boys, ages ranging 7-12 were staying in an abandoned pig sty behind their school, from Sunday night to Friday so that they could go to school. Their homes were in villages that were 3-4 hours walk away, and with roads so bad, there were no other alternatives for transport to school except by foot. Due to the long distances that they could not cover every day, they brought with them food from home for a week and spent the week at the pig sty. The big boys looked after the little ones.
What we built was a basic dormitory, so that they could have a roof over their heads, and a clean floor to sleep and play on. We managed to put in electricity and a fan, which is a real luxury for them. There is ample room for the 5 boys, but also room for many more children who actually do not have the means to go to school because of the distance they have to travel. Now this gives many more kids the opportunity to have an education.
We called the dormitory “ROOM FOR DREAMS” because not only does it provide a safe place for rest, but we want these children who use this room to have big dreams. Dreams for success, happiness, abundance, which now with an education behind them they can fulfill these dreams.
We, as a family, only dream to can make a difference to others. Our projects with the children of Chiang Rai have helped us fulfill our dreams. We are blessed to have a job that not only allow us to change the lives of our patients, but enables us to do dream projects like these.
Adrian and Vicky Kat