COSA Gets a Weekly Dose of Zen

The girls wander in, two at a time, buzzing with their typical excited energy. They eventually settle down as their attention is commanded by our newest volunteer, Casey. This past Saturday, Casey, a local yoga teacher and practitioner of 14 years, shared his skills with the girls at Baan Yuu Suk. And he will continue…

Douglass Loves COSA (and we love you, too!)

This past weekend we were fortunate enough to be visited by twenty-two enthusiastic students from Rutgers University’s all-female Douglass College. These feisty and ambitious young women brought a new spin to English classes and crafting sessions and bonded almost instantly with our crew of COSA girls. With the number of bodies at Baan Yuu Suk…

Living in the Far-Off Land

Guest written by Volunteer Coordinator Allie Smith It’s 7:45 in the evening—fifteen minutes past bedtime—and I still have only one taker for a bedtime story. Nine-year-old Shimi is snuggled up in a fleece blanket, looking up at me expectantly, as I fruitlessly attempt to persuade five-year-old New to join us. She shakes her head curtly,…