I have done two days volunteering at Viengping's Childrens home in Chiang Mai.
The children there have been abandoned or abused, and are given a fantastic start in life by living in Viengping. They are given everything they need to grow and be healthy, to learn and play, and to communicate with each other, teachers and volunteers.
I will volunteer with the home for almost 2 months. At the moment I am looking after a gorgeous little 2 year old Burmese boy called 'Boo-bee'. I get to run around and play with him for a few hours every morning, I am so lucky!
He will be at the home until he is 6, when he will move to the Boy's Home next door, with all the other boys. The girls stay at Viengping until they are 18, and are helped beyond that. The children all go to a local school when they are of the right age, and some are adopted into families.
If you would like to know more, or to know how you can help, please visit the website: http://www.baanviengping.go.th/en/index.html