COSA Supports End Child Slavery Week

We are very excited to announce COSA’s new partnership with ECSW (End Child Slavery Week). COSA, along with various other organisations and foundations, including Anti-Slavery international, KidsRights Foundation, Global March Against Child Labor, Defense for Children International, World Vision U.S, The Mekong Club and many more have joined together and agreed to work towards establishing an annual…

A Day in the Life of a COSA Volunteer

Every year a number of volunteers from all over the world come through our shelter doors to help educate our girls and form lifelong friendships. But what does a day here at Baan Yuu Suk really look like? Written by volunteer Char Doerr, read “A Day in the Life of…” to find out! The day…

Monk Visit and Prayer

An important and new tradition has recently been introduced at Baan Yuu Suk – reciting a Buddhist prayer of thanks before each meal. This is so much more than a simple “thank you” for the food that everyone is about to eat however. Written by Pui, the Director here at COSA, the prayer also acknowledges…

From Mickey’s Desk: The OASIS Program

I’m excited to let you know about OASIS, the most recent outreach program that COSA will be engaged in. For years, COSA’s prevention approach has focused on providing Chiang Rai’s Hill Tribe communities with the tools to empower residents to keep their children in school. In keeping with this approach, COSA created the PASS program…

Meet Our Newest Girl, Gig 2

Meet Gig 2, the newest girl to join our family COSA is already lucky enough to have one Gig, and now we have two! The newest girl to join us at Baan Yuu Suk is Gig 2. Gig 2 is a very smiley and energetic 14-year-old who loves running and playing volleyball. Her favorite thing…

Girl’s Corner: Baifern

Welcome to  Girl’s Corner, a new column in our newsletter where we get to meet one of the girls with us at Baan Yuu Suk. For our first Girl’s Corner article, we’ll be interviewing Baifern. Meet Baifern At 17 years old, Baifern is an active young women who is very involved in school activities. For…

Meet Our Diverse Group of Volunteers

(from left) Danielle, Emily, Char, and Adam take a quick group shot before Saturday English classes This month, we’re happy to welcome five new volunteers to COSA. They’ve all traveled a long way to be with us here at Baan Yuu Suk – from New Zealand to the U.S. and the UK you can find out a…