Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sweet in our hugs Home&Life “Cookies Jar”

Another project this for their activity and earning .With hope and intending we have taken to our bakery .Many time with many practices we tried and got success about cookie and cups cake .

Always we being to learn more how to do other kinds of bakery which such a lot of interestings we love to learn and adaptation.

Many time with many practices we tried .These cookies were hand-baked with love in our new bakery.

We very happy with our Bakery ‘s house has development that we can grow up with it and skill full of us happening here.

We hope everyone enjoyed the cookies!
Help us make our first step towards self sufficiency.
Thank you so much for your support!!!.

Monday, December 8, 2008

How to launch your Lantern

Using the wire, attach the torch in the centre of the open end of lantern. Make sure all 4 points are secure.

Spread out the lantern and check for holes. A couple of small ones don't matter, it will still fly.

Hold the lantern around the middle and hold a flame to the torch until it lights.

Hold the lantern upright and allow it to fill with hot air from the flame.

As it starts to rise, hold your lantern steady and let go!





Monday, November 24, 2008

Packaging for Lanterns to sell at the local market

We have been thinking of ways to package our lanterns so that we can begin to sell them at our local market, Bang Niang.

The children had a lot of fun thinking of exciting ways.

The best way we found was with recycled paper.

The children loved to show off their own individual ideas for decorating the bags.

They learnt alot about how recycling can help save the earth. It is important to us to teach the children about these things.

Next we will improve our ideas and try some different ways to package.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Home & Life's Handicraft Lantern

Holding our Hope in our Hands

Home & Life's Handicraft Lantern

November 2008. We started thinking this month of something that we could all make and sell to generate income for our family.

After a great deal of experimentation (which was lots of fun!) we decided that we could successfully make this good quality lantern.

It can fly!!! Everyone who watches it is astonished to see it rise up into the sky and it gives us all hope!


We are now very excited as we can all get involved with this new project. Our activities room turns into a small factory for 2 hours every night after school as many hands carefully put together at least 10 lanterns in many colours. We are now looking for sales opportunities and hoping that the orders come in so that our small business can get off of the ground!!!!!

We would love to hear some ideas of how and where to sell our gorgeous lanterns as we want to get small business up and running as soon as possible. The income will help feed, clothe and school our children at Home and Life.

If you are interested in helping us or want to place an order contact us at: “Home & Life” !!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We need your help!

This is an urgent message to all friends of Home and Life Orphanage as this family of 20 children needs your help! We urgently need a sponsor to start covering the cost of rice for this every month. CAN YOU HELP??

We had a reliable sponsor, Wat Khun Shee in Phuket, but unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we are not able to rely on their help every month.

We are therefore desperately seeking a sponsor!!! Every month we need 3 bags of rice costing up to 3000 THB (about 66 euros) or if you like you could come and bring the rice us directly.

Do you know of a sponsor who could provide this amount every month OR could you personally contribute towards these costs on a monthly basis?

If so please contact me on or or use the paypal system on to make a donation.

There is other items that we also need which you can view on our “The Wish List” on the website.

Thank you on behalf of all the children.....even a small donation makes a difference to their lives.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Who wants to join us to make their dreams come true??!!!

Dear visitors and supporters of Home and Life,
One of the development ideas for our kids is called "Learning their world". The first activity and appeal we are running is for some of our kids: "Nong Boo, Nong Nahm, Nong Sun, Nong Kob", all of whom are keen artists, and often tell me that they would like to pursue this as a profession. I am always quick to encourage them, as all are very skilled, and always happy and content when they have some colours and a brush in their hands. Bo is particularly keen on still life and landscapes - Bananas and Palm trees are a favourite!! Nahm spends hours copying and creating her own cartoon images which brighten up our walls.

I would like to invite you to participate, as they desperately need materials so that they can fulfill there dreams.
So, if you have any old art equipment or materials, such as Boards, Paint, Brushes, Paper, Easels, coloured Pens or Crayons etc. or anything that would be helpful for a young artist, please contact me. Alternatively, you could make a donation to help us buy supplies. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Home&Life media story

Hello, I would like to invite everyone to view the following footage
Thank you
Root & everyone at Home & Life
"Home&Life Footage" Thank you to Erin Debnam.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Local Toy 1(Top)

Sawasdee krap. Welcome to Home & Life

Twenty children. Twenty tiny lives.
Twenty terrible stories of death in the tsunami, illness, poverty and families being torn apart.
Twenty opportunities to do something to rebuild those lives.

I would like to introduce you to Home and Life. We are a project in Phang-Nga province, Thailand which was founded by Bhudit ("Root") and his wife Rasa and who now run it as 'father and mother'. They take care of local children who are tsunami victims, orphans, poor children and children who were forced to leave their homes.
The children who came to call it home arrived for many reasons – but they all had one thing in common: a desperate need.

At Home & Life, we look after twenty children. We provide for them and improve their lives.
Our concept is "family" and we live together like a real family. We share a small place, just 1 rai.
The challenges that we meet daily are overshadowed by the love and trust that our beautiful family has in abundance! We care for all aspects of these children's lives and have no doubts that they will grow to each be strong, caring, well rounded individuals.

We are, at present, living on kind donations from various organisations and people. Our expenses are high and sometimes it can be a real struggle to put food on the table every night for 20 hungry little mouths! It is hard to live so precariously on these donations.

We hope you can help us. To continue this project we still need help - such as money to buy our land for the children (we presently pay monthly rent) and the provision of necessary items for the children’s everyday living, such as those on our "The Wish List".

Our aims are to become self sustainable in the future and for the children to have a huge part in making this happen. We have evening classes for the children most nights in English, dance, handicrafts and baking pastries. We hope to begin producing items to sell in the very near future but to do this, we need the funds for materials and tools. We are learning and growing every day and with your support, we can become independent.

If you would like to know more about us, please visit our website or contact us.
We have homestays for volunteers who want to come and meet the children. You could teach a skill or help with one of the ongoing projects. Or you could even drop in for the day and have a cold orange juice and some delicious food at our little shop.
We also accept donations through paypal on our website.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008