While up in Mae Mae Village we visited a school which caters to the local hill tribe populations, it was the first time that I have seen a school like this in Thailand. Firstly most of the children who attend this school can not commute on a daily basis as most live in the mountains over a two day trek away. Their parents will bring them to school one morning then they will come back to pick them up four months later! The children come from a variety of hill tribe groups including Lahu, Akha, Lisu and when most arrive at this school they only speak their local hill tribe language and have to learn Thai from scratch. Often the older siblings are paired with their younger brothers and sister so they can translate and help them in the initial stages of their education.

As most of the students board at this school they need a dorm to sleep in. The dorm was one building for the whole school. The students just line up to sleep in two long rows on each side of the building. Washing facilities are also basic

The students dorm

The students dorm

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