Located 190 kilometres southwest of Chiang Mai, the village of Mae Sariang is surrounded by rolling mountains that are home to numerous ethnic minorities known as Hill Tribe people. Rustic Pathways began operations in Mae Sariang in 1999, and in 2001, we began developing our relationship with the Baan Rai School. For 14 years, we have been funding educational initiatives, donating supplies, and leading tutoring programs at the school. To create a lasting impact in this community, we built a year-round home for the students who have been orphaned, separated from their parents, or who are without financial support. The Children’s Home will also be your home during your stay in Thailand.
The longer you stay, the deeper you will be touched by the warmth and camaraderie at the Children’s Home. Service initiatives here often take place either at the Rustic Pathways Children’s Home or at the Baan Rai School which is located just a short walk up the road. We also have service initiatives in several of the surrounding Karen communities as part of our tribal outreach program. Lead English classes and art camps for these children and help them grow their own food in the Rustic Pathways Children’s Home gardens. Join service excursions to temples and Hill Tribe villages as we bring help to more remote communities. For a deeper immersion into the Karen culture, consider joining our Hill Tribe Support and Refugee Camp Experience (please refer to our website for details).
Rustic Pathways Travel Pty Ltd
ACN 145 984 452 ABN 82 145 984 452
Vic Travel Agent's License No. TA-0032954-C
1800 321 435 (within Australia)
+61 3 5972 0862 (outside Australia)
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PO Box 3453
Mornington VIC 3931, Australia