The local government hospital in Chiang Rai organized 2 days of creative activities for girls from two locations, where girls live with similar backgrounds. A total of 60 girls were invited including the girls from Baan Phak Phing. These days were partly organized by a team of psychologists that Baan Phak Phing works with. This meant that several of the girls already knew them and this gave them a chance to get to know more girls from other locations as well.
The goal was to give the girls an awesome and relaxing time in which they could learn new things, get to know each other and have fun.
The girls made masks, played with clay, played games, and painted t-shirts. When the t-shirts were done they got to take them home. It was a wonderful two days and the girls enjoyed it tremendously.
Having fun and relaxing is important but we also hope that creativity can help the girls develop, discover their talents, and help them express what goes on inside of them. These are small steps in processing their past and building towards their new future.
For the girls this was the first time something like this was done in their own language and the first time it was done by people in the area. We are thankful for this initiative.