Meet Mono

Mono is a 12 year old Mae La student in grade 6 who is the daughter of one of the teachers in the village. She isn’t the top of the grades in the class and sometimes gets a little bit distracted, but she is always the most excited about class and is respectful and well behaved....

Just Had to Come Back! Hello from a new hill-tribes intern

January 1st this year I was working for a bank and studying Finance & Economics part time having never left Australia before. After signing up for a Challenges Abroad trip to Thailand I was nervous about leaving my comfort zone with a group of uni students who I had not known...

Mae-La Village: The Cultural Experience

While in Mae-La village I have gotten to understand and experience much of the culture. The culture belongs to the Karen tribe. During the course of my stay I have witnessed a Karen funeral, a wedding, various customs, and home life in the village. As an outsider looking into the...