A Hotpot Birthday Celebration for KD

Birthdays are a big time for celebration here at COSA, and that goes double for our staff. So on August 2 when our Education Coordinator KD turned another year, we wanted to do something extra special to show our appreciation. What might that entail, you ask? Why, an evening of hotpots, ice cream, and karaoke, of…

Visiting Schools Bring English Lessons, Cultural Diversity, and More

July and August were busy months for visitors at Baan Yuu Suk! As part of our partnership with Premburi International School’s Visiting School Program (VSP), COSA welcomed two Australian schools to COSA for several weekends-worth of English, pool fun, and cultural sharing.   Billanook brings adult wisdom, English lessons, and microscopes.  In July, a group…

Girl’s Corner: Jane

Welcome to  Girl’s Corner, a rather new column in our newsletter where we get to meet one of the girls with us at Baan Yuu Suk. Last week we interview For this week’s Girl’s Corner article, we’ll be interviewing Jane.   Meet Jane, one of COSA’s brightest Many wonderful and talented girls live at COSA, but there…

COSA Supports End Child Slavery Week

Normally we like to use our newsletter to fill all of our friends and supporters in on exciting events at Baan Yuu Suk, news on outreach programs like PASS, MOSAIC, and OASIS, and new directions for COSA. However, every once in a while, something important comes along that makes us want to spread the news…

A Yoga-filled Morning

On August 16th, COSA welcomed yoga instructor and social care professional Claire Austin to run a Saturday morning yoga class for the girls.  Claire qualified with One Song Yoga in Ubid, Bali as a professional yoga instructor earlier this year, and contacted COSA in July to see if she could run a special workshop to…

A New Zealand Treat With Jazz Time

In mid-July, the girls were treated with a very special visit from New Zealand-based dance group Jazz Time. The group, comprised of 30 secondary school students from Invercargill (New Zealand’s southernmost and westernmost city), began the day at COSA with a trafficking talk and discussion about child prostitution in Thailand.     One thing that made the…