So this is a little departure from my usual posts- I just wanted to put down in words a little about the Play Brave event that Naked Recovery Online supported and sponsored over the weekend here in Chiang Mai, Thailand –
This is a very unique event, dreamed up by husband and business partner to help hundreds of the less privileged children in Northern Thailand. This is done in connection with friends at Asia Hope, Foundation for Developing and Supporting Children, and the Toonpannya Scholarship Foundation.
The goal is provide an environment for these future world influencers to learn creative problem solving entrepreneurial skills. Team dynamics, leadership, risk-taking, negotiating skills are all heavily in play through a day of educational motivating and personal growth ‘games’.
Now in it’s third year, this event has really grown to a significant fixture in these people’s lives. The breakthroughs and transformations it produces are nothing less than beautiful, there’s often a few tears from the volunteers, and it’s incredibly rewarding to be part of the day.
This team demonstrates expert leadership, co-ordination, organisation and execution
to smash ‘Block Builder’ in just a few seconds.
It’s worth explaining that for the most part the participants are all orphans, who are housed, fed, and educated through the amazing life-changing work that these organisations do. Most of these people are considered non-citizens here in Thailand, and thus they do not have any paperwork, and fall outside of any social care. They would literally starve to death on the streets if it weren’t for these charities.
If you do wish to learn more, get involved, or make a donation of any type (presents, cash, equipment, or other donations are incredibly helpful) then please get in contact and we direct you to the right people.
It’s my husband Simon’s belief that these people perhaps more than any others that need to learn these creative skills to make it. They won’t be getting any state handouts, and at some point in the not-too-distant future they will have outgrown their orphanages and need to venture out into the world on their own. They are largely un-employable because they do not hold the necessary paperwork for legal employment.
We need to give them all the skills we can to help them find their own way forward in the world.
Here’s a few more pics from Play Brave 3…
If you would like more information on any of these Charities, or about Play Brave in the future just let us know.