We take great pleasure in welcoming Blood Foundation volunteer Anne de Boer back to Fang Valley. Anne, who is from The Netherlands, first traveled to Fang with her family in July 2010. During that time she visited many of the projects and was curious to the situation of the Shan people and their story. Now having graduated from high school Anne has returned to fulfill a 6 week volunteer placement. Anne has done a great deal of research before coming to the field and aside from helping teach English in various communities she will also be implementing a broad HIV Aids education program through some of the schools here in the region.
Anne first came across the innovative HIV education program, known as The World Starts With Me, after a school trip to Kenya. She then conducted her own research to find the program was being run in Bangkok, Thailand. Anne has shown exceptional initiative so far and is working closely with Blood Foundation Field Officer Carol Doyle. Together they are working hard to bring this comprehensive and important program to the Fang region. They are engaging both local communities and the regional education department to get this program into schools in the Fang Valley region.
We take great pleasure in welcoming Anne back to Fang Valley and wish her all the best for her exiting volunteer placement.
Bianca is Manager of Blood Foundation, located in Fang, Chiang Mai, Thailand.