Baan Sweet Baan

We’re a rapidly expanding family here at COSA, and with the addition of so many new girls – eight in the past six months! – we’ve been hard at work finding new ways to maintain the family atmosphere that we value so deeply. Our biggest endeavor so far has been the establishment of four Baans…

Visiting Schools Bring Fun, Friends, and Bonfires

We had the pleasure of welcoming two groups of wonderful young women to COSA during the month of September. Both groups came to Thailand as a part of Premburi International School’s Visiting Schools Program (VSP), which facilitates trips for large groups of students and staff to engage in study and service abroad opportunities. Camberwell comes…

Four New Faces Join Our Family

Meet the newest members of our COSA family, who have been quick to charm us all: Lom, Lee, Baifern, and Shi (left to right) What growth really means. We’ve been talking about growth a lot. Expanding partnerships have brought exciting new opportunities, construction projects are quite literally growing down the street, and incredible new girls have Baan Yuu Suk positively bursting at…

Heart to Heart

From September 27 to October 3, 2013, we had the pleasure of being visited by Caroline O’Brien from the Australia Group Travel Company, who sponsors one of our PASS buses in the hill tribes. Caroline was joined by her daughter Hailey, her friend Donna and daughter Holly, and surprise guest for the girls Lauren Smith,…

Meet Our New Volunteer Coordinator, Jess!

“One thing is for sure – I will definitely be coming back to COSA, hopefully sooner rather than later.” – A quote from Jess’s personal blog, written March 2013 Sawadee ka! My name is Jess Pulido and I am honored and excited to be the newest member of the staff here at COSA. Growing up…

Girls Group is ‘Something Special’

Masterminded and funded by British social worker and former COSA volunteer Victoria Smith, Girls Group has quickly become the highlight of the month for our oldest girls. The girls (16 and up) have been split into two groups and alternate each month with 2,000 baht to budget and spend on an outing (transportation costs need…

English for Everyone – and Textbooks, too!

New textbooks take English class to the next level. We are absolutely delighted to have received new English textbooks thanks to a very generous donation from John Webster and Janine Clark. John and Janine visited Baan Yuu Suk for a weekend in June, while John’s daughter, Cath, was volunteering with us. Little did they know…