Ulrike and Joy founded the Social Welfare Organization Children's Shelter Foundation in 2006. The Non Profit Organization provides home and education to 45 underprivileged children and youngsters from the hill tribe villages of North Thailand and Burma.
It only takes a short time by foot to get from Joy's House to our Children's aid Project. Guests are invited to participate in the traditional and cultural "Thai Life" and, if desired to know and support the children.
Aside from their heart's desire to provide guests with a genuine insight into Thai culture and nature, the owners Joy and Ulrike have always pursued another goal; to provide home, education and training to children in need and underprivileged young people from the surrounding mountain villages.
The combination has been more than successful. A concept which both the guests of Joy's House, as well as children and young people from the Children's Shelter Foundation benefit from every day.
Guests, who book their stay in Joy's House will meet our youngsters in daily life and further more are welcome to visit the smaller children and our project.
If you are guest in Joy's House, you will meet our CSF youngsters 16 - 24 years already at the reception, at the breakfast area, in the garden, in the kitchen or as your well-trained guide. Educated in Dual System, besides attending University or College our youngsters get practical training in Hotel Business, Tourism Industry, Food & Nutrition or Maintenance Service in Joy's House.
Since November 2015 the Non Profit Italian Restaurant "Tamarind Garden", founded by Ulrike and daughter Pee Neab, also provides practical training to the youngsters. Just a few steps away from Joy's House, Tamarind Garden offers tasty Italian food in a beautiful calm garden Restaurant.
We are happy to show you our project, our home and invite you to spend time with us. Its fun for both, the children and guests, to do sports, cooking, games or homework together. On weekend you can invite some children for outside activities. For example visiting the Zoo, Museum, Night Safari, Playground, Hot Springs, Butterfly House, the Lake for Swimming or having a special meal.
If you stay longer with us and would like to start your own small project, like teaching the children some special skills in a workshop, we can make a plan together. You don't have to be professional. The goal is having fun and giving the children ideas about new skills. For example: Art, Dancing, Music, Language, First Aid, Cooking, Yoga, Theater, Sewing, Swimming Course or Gardening.
If you would like to help by donating needed things to the children and youngsters, we are happy to go together with you to the bookshop, the the school equipment store, to the cloth market, to the shoe shop, to the sport store or the children's game section. Sometimes also to the Sweet Shop or to a special shop to fulfill the deep wish of some child for birthday.
Are you interested to volunteer with us?
Volunteers: Should stay with us at least 5 month
Contribution: 6,000 THB/month
Condition & Information: Please contact Ulrike Meister firstname.lastname@example.org