Small World Festival Honors King of Thailand

The Small World Maehongson Festival was created by Toys for Thailand (2010) to inspire HOPE for children to express their tribal traditions and to be rewarded for their talents. The 2016 Small World Festival promotes a greater awareness of the rich cultural traditions of the Hill Tribe children while honoring his majesty the late King of Thailand. This Read more about Small World Festival Honors King of Thailand[…]

T4T Team visits Maehongson May 31-June, 2016

A Toys for Thailand (T4T) team of 4 including Director Maria Miller and Board Member Sean Cuadra were in Maehongson, Thailand May 31-June 6, 2016. The group was on the road 10 hours a day visiting Tribal Schools in remote areas where T4T has completed projects. During their trip the T4T team had meetings with Read more about T4T Team visits Maehongson May 31-June, 2016[…]

Song Tao Buddhist Assn. partners with T4T

Toys for Thailand (T4T) Board Members Sean Cuadra and Maria Miller met with members of Sing Tao Buddhist Association on Thursday, April 28, 2016 and enjoyed a delicious vegetarian lunch at their Mira Mesa Temple. The Non Profit Organization granted T4T funding for “5” school projects: Buddhapraset School: Tools to start a weaving program and library resources, Wiang Nur Read more about Song Tao Buddhist Assn. partners with T4T[…]

Lern: An unfinished tale

Lern and so many other hill tribe children are the reason we do what we do. A 15-year-old Hill Tribe girl from Myanmar, Lern was born with a cleft lip and palate (CLP). Her father died from war-related torture and her mother and four siblings live in dire poverty in Myanmar, just across the Thai Read more about Lern: An unfinished tale[…]

Hair by Dee

  Toys for Thailand supporter and hair stylist Dee Khumthorn L’Huillier (USA) funded a hair cutting station for the students of MaeSurin School in Maehongson, Thailand. The photo here shows the teacher and students from MaeSurin with Sasha Bilar. MaeSurin was one of 44 schools that participated in the Small World Maehongson Festival on December 24, 2015. Read more about Hair by Dee[…]

Power of the Playground

Toys for Thailand funded a playground for the Maeja Preschool (Maehongson, Thailand), a gift from Jerome Roberts and Friends. The playground provides a space for young Tribal children to enrich, build, and expand their cognitive development through play. “Playground play structures help facilitate a child’s cognitive development during free play because toddlers are at a sensor-motor stage of development and they Read more about Power of the Playground[…]

Perfect Timing

                  The Basil Box, Toronto, Canada just opened their second restaurant and owner Peter Chui fulfilled his temple promise making a second donation to Toys for Thailand. Peter writes, “I made a temple promise while traveling in SE Asia, that for each new restaurant I open, I Read more about Perfect Timing[…]

Making Merit: Bangkok 101 Article

Bangkok 101 Magazine highlights Toys for Thailand and the Small World Maehongson Festival: http://www.bangkok101.com/small-world-big-impact/      

Original ethnic textiles – Available Nov. 8th

Toys for Thailand’s Tribal Fashion and Gift Bazaar is Sat. Nov. 8th 1-4pm at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas, CA. One of the items featured will be Naga and Hmong pocket scarves from our event sponsor Siamese Dream Design – ChiangMai. www.siamesedreamdesign.com Siamese Dream Design takes beautiful ethnic textiles and repurposes them into Read more about Original ethnic textiles – Available Nov. 8th[…]