Small Things Matter
Pang Ma O
A smile-sharing project with the kids in Pang Ma O village
What is Pang Ma O?
Pang-Ma-O is a small Karen village on the mountains where there are about 20 houses and about 20 kids. It takes around 1 hour and a half from Baan Khagee Tattoo Studio to get there.
How did this start?
I first went there with Golo to do volunteer, and I really liked the kids there. So I've been going back since and it's been around 2 years already.
Why "Small Things Matter" ?
I initially wanted to have "Big Things Matter" but you can't say big if there are just 10-15 kids, and what you do is to just give them smile 😆
Seriously though, since the beginning I had considered what I was about to do as a really small thing, just to give them smile. But I felt that it's a simple thing that we can do to anyone at anytime. They would be happy having someone sharing them smile and I would be happy seeing them smile too, because...small things matter.
What have I been doing?
I have been simply sharing them smile through activities. Games, arts, dancing, sports, or sometimes we just had some talk and laugh together.
Jungle walk & Fire 🔥
They had been thrilled to take us through their backyard jungle, so we finally did it. And of course, we had a jungle party there 🍢
Christmas's party 🎄
Christmas is definitely a big day for them, so we asked out friends to join and shared the kids smile, big time ☀️
Smile with our customers 🌸
Some customers did come to share smile to the kids with us too.
More smile 🌼
Since the first day, she's been on a journey sharing smile to the kids with me. And from a volunteer friend when we first met, now she's my girlfriend 😆🌸
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