ARC runs Rang Mai Community Library in Phrao, Chiang Mai and are preparing to open a second library in Oothong, Supanburi (called Bai Mon Library). ARC also provides two mobile library service visiting schools, villages and homes across Phrao and Oothong. Staff and volunteers make three school visits a week and conduct fun activities with the children.
ARC has set up two early childhood centres for hill tribe children. Sunshine Kids Center and Bumble Bee Kids Centre both focus on teaching children basic literacy in preparation for primary school away from their villages. ARC makes monthly visits to both centres to deliver supplies and assess teaching and learning.
ARC has established a volunteering organisation dedicated to connecting small-sized NGOs and rural projects across Northern Thailand. Move Lanna recruits volunteers from across the globe. Check out movelanna.org for full details of all volunteering opportunities available to you.
Always Reading Caravan Association has achieved amazing things thanks to the tremendous amount of support received since the beginning. Years on, ARC has reached a different stage of operation. Now, more than ever, we need to expand our support membership base in order that we have a bigger, better and deeper foundation upon which to build our work, both now and for the future. We have come up with an annual support membership scheme that we hope is attractive to a range of interested supporters. Each member will pay an annual membership fee and receive a small token of appreciation from Thailand.
See our Support Us page for more information on how to subscribe. For all questions regarding membership, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We really hope you consider joining as a member of Always Reading Caravan. Of course, the real reason for joining isn't about freebies or the content of your welcome pack but rather it's about showing your commitment to supporting children and families in Thailand who do not have the same luxuries or opportunities as many others in the world.