On January 17th, a group of visitors from World Pilgrim Global Education spent the day at Baan Yuu Suk! World Pilgrim is an organization that offers group travel experiences of alternative tourism where education, awareness, and cross-cultural connections are the focus.
We were pleased to welcome this group because we rarely host adults at Baan Yuu Suk. Most often, visiting groups are international students looking to learn about Thai culture and human trafficking. Although we absolutely love watching our girls integrate with other girls their age from a variety of countries, this visit was a nice change.
World Pilgrim brought craft materials and music lyrics to share. First up was a headband-making activity where the group of adults helped our girls make the cutest headbands possible. With all colors, shapes and sizes, each girl soon had her very own bow or set of animal ears. Long after the visitors had left Baan Yuu Suk, the girls continued to make more headbands with remaining supplies.
Then after lunch, the group taught our girls a song by Canadian children’s singer and activist, Raffi. Any child who grew up in Canada during the 90s and early 2000s cherishes this classic song. Now, our beautiful girls can too!
In exchange, our girls had a chance to share some of their favorite Thai songs. Ning, our oldest girl, didn’t miss the opportunity to sing her favorite English songs as well.
At the end of the day, we were sad to see our new friends go. We hope to see them again!