Stefan Venne, a specialist in irrigation and water management, recently joined Doug Schinkel for a two week discovery trip to Thailand. Their purpose was to investigate the potential of growing food hydroponically for the children’s homes, and as a product to sell in local markets. While further research needs to be conducted, Stefan returned to Canada with a real concern for the children, and is now considering spending up to 6 months a year with his young family helping Hope Thailand in this mission.
A side trip to Mae Sot
While Stefan Venne was investigating the possibility of hydroponic farming he was able to take a quick visit to Mae Sot with Tutu to see the work we do with the Burmese refugees living on the Thai side of the border. He was deeply moved by the poor conditions these families are living in.