Renovation Taskforce 2019 is now OPEN!
Get your tool belts ready. Each year we head to one of our centres to undertake renovations. You don’t need a specific skill set other than a love of hard work and a go get em attitude.
This year’s Taskforce will be heading to our Surin property of Baan Home Hug. This home is an extension of Baan Home Hug at Yasothon and was purchased by Mae Thiew when she had to move some of the kids out of their schools because they were being ostracised or unable to attend due to their medical conditions. She wanted the children to have an equal opportunity at education therefore splitting the children up across multiple schools meant that they had a better chance of fitting in rather than carrying the stigma that they were sick kids from Home Hug. As a result, she purchased the land at Surin in order to provide second home during the week. The kids come back to Yasothon every weekend to spend time and play with their Home Hug family. The property has not had any major work since 2016.
Below are some of the details so you can get the dates in your diary and get your registration in.
This year we are setting up a team fundraising appeal so that you can share the project with your networks. We are often asked how people can donate to specific projects and this is a fantastic way for you to share your story and contribute even further to the work that is taking place on the ground. There is no minimum requirement or pressure to raise funds.
*We will advise you of the domestic flights to book in due course.
Project PAMA House, November 2018
Our team of 25 returned to Pama House this year where projects included building a new carport, an extension of the kids’ playground, and the installation of a volleyball court (which involved the clearing of a large area). The Kids are loving their new space to play and grow.
Project PAMA House, October 2017
This year was a pretty special year of transformation. Projects included an outdoor gym and climbing area along with a never ending driveway that will service a new building to be constructed. This is quite possibly the only climbing wall in the province.
Project Yasothon, November 2016
Our taskforce group repainted the exterior of the library, girls and boys dorms. They also focused on general repairs of the roof, water tank, plumbing and installed kitchen sink in the volunteers room.
Project Kanchanaburi , November 2015
Renovation of the older girls’ accommodation, as well as various works to improve the drainage around the homes for wet season.
Project Kanchanaburi, November 2014
A complete refit, paint and repair on the older boys’ accommodation house was the focus of this taskforce which included repairing the room, electrical work, cementing and installing new beds, curtains, washing machines and bathrooms.
Project Chiang Mai, November 2013
Spending over a week working on the renovations, this group made substantial improvements to the property including erection of fencing, excavation and formwork for concreting, installing walls, roof and doors and laying a footpath.
Project Chanthaburi, November 2012
This taskforce, made up of 17 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand, focused on installing a hygienic and environmentally friendly sewage treatment system.
Project Chumphon, November 2012
This taskforce of 17 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand focused on renovating the kids’ bathrooms and kitchen area, as well as rendering and painting. They also built new water storage and new roofing.
Project Yasothon, November 2011
12 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand installed covered walkways, guttering and installed a new laundry area to help manage the effects of the wet season.
Project Yasothon, April 2011
10 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand installed a 250,000-litre water storage tank, giving the orphanage year-round clean drinking water.
Project Yasothon, November 2010
This was our inaugural taskforce. It focused on making improvements to the kids’ living quarters. 42 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand repainted buildings and installed new beds and wardrobes. The taskforce fixed the bathrooms, installed a grey water system and built a new commercial kitchen.
**Please note that the $750 deposit is non-refundable.