Hey everybody, I would like to let you know that I am permanently leaving Omakua. Thank you so much for your support!! You can continue to contact Lesly for Omakua-related matters: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also send me emails to my private email account : ) Have a very good year 2017! Lisa
After being six weeks in Hanoi and flooded with work, I finally found the time last week to visit one Hanoi’s NGO. I met with Trịnh Thanh Hiếu, Communications Officer at the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, in their headquarters in Hanoi. Started in 2003, Blue Dragon is an Australian charity that works with children in … Continue reading Happy children at the Blue Dragon’s Children Foundation
Last week, I met with the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation and talked to Trịnh Thanh Hiếu, who told me a lot about the problem of children’s and women’s trafficking in Vietnam. The issue of child traffic seems to be twofold in Vietnam. Children are being trafficked into child labour, working in various sectors of the … Continue reading The sad reality of child trafficking in Vietnam
Hi everybody, I have arrived in Hanoi nearly three weeks ago, but have been totally overwhelmed with work, unfortunately not for Omakua. Lesly is still in France (also for work) and will join me in Asia next month. I hope to soon find the time to meet up with some NGOs and write interesting articles … Continue reading Chào bạn Hanoi!
Last week we have met with the Director of the Asia Center Foundation (ACF), Roelien Muller. Roelien is from South Africa, and has been in Phuket for many years. After her husband and father passed away, Roelien found herself at a point of life where she decided to do something useful. She has been enrolled … Continue reading Meeting with Roelien from the Asia Center Foundation
Many of the NGOs on Phuket work with children and women. We have met with Roelien Muller from the Asia Center Foundation, who gave us insight into the humanitarian situation on Phuket. Read our article about the Asia Center Foundation here. Phuket is one of the favourite tourist destination of many foreigners that come to … Continue reading Phuket – Between slums and five star resorts
Hi everybody, Just to let you know that we are back in Thailand, and will stay in Phuket for some weeks. Phuket is known to be one of Thailand’s main tourism destinations, with heavy partying in Patong Beach (this is not where we stay 😉 We have already contacted several NGOs working in different fields … Continue reading Arrived in Phuket!
We were not surprised to learn that the situation of mentally and physically disabled in Bali is similar to those in Thailand. Sarah Chapman, who is part of the outreach team of the NGO Yayasan Solemen Indonesia, told us some of her experiences, and it sounded pretty much like what we have heard in Thailand. … Continue reading The situation of the mentally and physically disabled in Bali
Sarah Chapman, a nurse in the UK, has travelled through Bali when she came around a young local girl, skinny and sick, in a remote mountain village. The girl, eight years old and 6.4 kilos, was too short and too skinny for her age, and obviously had severe health issues. Sarah knew she had to … Continue reading Being barefoot with Solemen
We are super happy to present our new project! 🙂 Chakrii needs our help to get off the streets! Being without his family, he has been living on the streets for many years. Help him to leave the streets of Chiang Mai’s red light district, and to get back to school. Click here for more … Continue reading Give Chakrii a second chance!