Center for Sacred Studies Fiscal Sponsorship: AKHA Orphanage


Akha Children's Dream Home

Completed Center for Sacred Studies Fiscal Sponsorship in February 2018!

The hilltribes of the north Thailand are indigenous tribes at the lowest social and economic rank of the country and region. One of these tribes is called the Akha, originally from Tibet. The Akha mainly live in destitute conditions. Deeply caring and loving people, with the basics of life not being met across the board, the first priority for them is the children. When they were asked what would help them, they requested a children’s home. This self-sustaining community establishment will:

  • Provide a safe & nurturing home
  • Healthy meals
  • Access to education
  • Cultural preservation
  • Language study
  • Job & skills development

Our Thailand Director has donated his family's land and home for this dream to be realized. The goal is to open the orphanage for the first 5 children in 2017.

Batya Friedland, Founder/Director

"With the support of the CSS community, there are already 5 children sponsored for 1 year! These children have responded to the magnanimous change of their lives with such comments as, "Here, it is different; there is food." "Now I can go to school." Many of them could not eat when they first arrived, used to starvation. Their lives have changed forever."
Batya Friedland