We are honored to receive this message from Nicolás Heyden, one of the young and talented authors of 1stlife (www.firstlife.de) who is also managing the „Hill Tribe orphans“ project on ParticiPaid:
„We are very happy to announce our first successful cooperation between ParticiPaid and the El Shaddai for Hill Tribe orphanage located in Chiang Rai! El Shadai is a small private initiative funded by donations from people all over the world, which took the task of giving shelter to sixteen abandoned and poor children from different ethnic minorities in Amphoe Chiang Rai province. Surasak Klumsomphan, a member of the so-called Lahu ethnicity himself, is the founder and director of the El Shadai home, running it together with his family.
The El Shaddai Orphanage´s capacity is limited to a small number of children and of course, it makes nothing more but a drop in the ocean. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a lot of established governmental help for those so-called hill tribe children in Thailand yet, wherefore orphanages such as the El Shadai make an essential part of giving the young aged a Christian valued education, access to school as well as a safe and loveful home. Since the criminal underworld in northern Thailand established a huge business with child prostitution, drugs, and weapon trafficking to civil war country Birma, taking care of these children has become much more important than ever before.
Thanks to generous donors from Europe, Australia, and Japan, we were able to prevent the orphanage from being broken several times, and we are looking forward to helping those children also in upcoming years. Once again, we actually can’t show how thankful we are for the latest help and look forward to consolidating our cooperation with ParticiPaid.“