COSA Day Festivities

On Friday, October 10th we held COSA Day to celebrate the 5th anniversary of opening Baan Yuu Suk as well as COSA founder Mickey Choothesa’s birthday! The morning began with a birthday surprise as the girls and staff surprised Mickey during a morning walk and whisked him away to the local Mae Sa Waterfall. All…

Girls: Thinking Ahead

As we are preparing for our future here at Baan Yuu Suk, the oldest girls are also reflecting on their values and planning their next step. In our “Girls: Thinking Ahead” article, we took a moment to sit with some of our oldest girls and ask them about their plans for the future. If anyone…

Looking Forward… Baan Yuu Suk

Some believe the number five to the most dynamic and energetic number, always in motion and constantly in need of change. We are looking forward to a dynamic year at Baan Yuu Suk, full of energetic girls and positive changes. We expect the upcoming year to bring the shelter to its maximum capacity. We are…

COSA in the Works

As COSA’s foundational project, Baan Yuu Suk is a representation of our progress and success as an actor against human trafficking and sexual exploitation among rural hill tribe communities. The strong relations between COSA and our five partner hill tribe villages has allowed our outreach projects, PASS, MOSAIC and OASIS, to impact the lives of…

5 Years in a Glance

The past five years have taught us that no mountain is infinite; some are just steeper than others. Through our efforts to combat child slavery within Thailand’s hill tribe communities, we have definitely come against our fair share of complex challenges. We attribute our growth to a better understanding of what our partner communities want…

From Mickey’s Desk: Baan Yuu Suk Origins

The name Baan Yuu Suk comes from the house I grew up in. My father gave it that name, which is best understood as an expression you might use when you are happy to be finally settled in a home. More directly translated, it means “Peaceful Home”. In honor of my father, who passed away…