Thursday, November 16, 2006

No Papers, no prob....big problem

This Saturday an NGO in Bangkok has their annual fundraising fair that is attended by thousands of people. They invited the kids from Baan Unrak to go and perform yoga (you can see a video of their performance here ). The last few months the kids have worked quite hard and their performance is really beautiful. As you might imagine, they were really excited about this.

Most of the kids do not have papers (either born in Burma or in the hills here), so they must get approval from the local government to travel outside of this area. In the past, they would have had no problem, but with the changes in the government they have tightened up on papers for travel. Unfortunately, the kids were denied permission to travel.

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