Cycling for Children’s Education
Baan Dada has held Cycling for Education event each year since 2012!
In October 4, 2014, 8 children from Baan Dada Children’s Home, Boonmi, Ekachai, Dajae, Kamput, Eh, Mongkon, Pithu, Tasada as well as Dada Ramakrishna, Dada Prashanta and two volunteers took part in an intense, endurance bike ride to raise money for university tuition and accommodations for the upcoming school year for 10 children from Baan Dada and surrounding areas of Sangkhlaburi. As a true test of endurance, riders stopped only for food and to use the toilet. Cyclists rode 150 km from Baan Dada Children’s Home located outside Sangkhlaburi, Thailand. 7,400 USD out of 13,035 USD needed was raised through the cycling event!
In April 2013 Cycling for Children’s Education event raised money to pay school fees for 50 children studying in elementary and secondary school. Dada Ramakrishna, Fa, Malai, Yada, Mayuree, Johnny, Ramesh and volunteers Carl, Erin, Weiliang, Lim Yi and Dao, cycled from Kanchanaburi to Phuket in 4.5 days, a total of 895km! We stayed in temples and cheap guesthouses along the way. We were able to raise a total of 122,000 baht on road after expenses!
Walk for Education
Baan Dada has held Walk for Education event each year since 2010!
The 2014 Walk for Education event of 39 km from Baan Dada Children’s Home to Three Pagodas Pass began on 13th April. See the Flyer 2014 in Thai or in English. In October 2013 walk participants walked from Sangkhlaburi to Kanchanaburi (218km) to raise money to pay school fees for 50 children studying in elementary and high school. There were 17 children participating, ranging in ages 10 – 15 years, along with Dada Prashanta. There were also five volunteers, along with 12 school students and two teachers from Singapore who completed the walk. We stayed in schools along the way and cooked our own food. We completed the walk in four days in relay style and spent two nights camping at Erawan waterfall having some fun. We were able to raise US$7,500 on the road after expenses!!!
Solo Cycling for Education
Dada Ramakrishna has done Solo Cycling for Education each year in September since 2012!
In his 2013 Solo Cycling for Education he cycled from Kanchanaburi (Thailand) to Singapore (yes, Singapore!) in hot and rainy weather. The journey took him eleven days and he covered 2,027km.
This event raised money to cover university fees for eleven children for the second semester school that opened in October 2013. By raising this money, Baan Dada can ensure that these children can continue their studies which are so important to their future.
Live Music and Cultural Dancing
Going side by side with the 2012 Cycling for Education event, the Children’s Live Music and Cultural Dance fundraising activities were arranged at Koh Phangan. It began on 11th April, 2012 and was a 12-day event organised by Katie and Steve Cumbers. It included live music and cultural dance performances by the children. This event was a great success and all of the children had an amazing time!