written by RICHARD WANGLUE VANG
CHIANGMAI, THAILAND (SHB) — Hmong Development Foundation (HDF) kicked off its major projects in Chiangmai, Thailand on December 6, 2014.
The major kickoff was held at Chiangmai Hill 2000 hotel in Chiangmai, Thailand. Hmong representatives, including Hmong-Thai students from the Northern part of Thailand participated in the kickoff. Keynote speaker was General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, former Prime Minister of Thailand.
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Some of the Hmong representatives who reside in Thailand voiced their concerns to the attention of HDF and General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh during the kickoff on how to obtain Thai citizenship, and how to pursue higher education for the Hmong-Thai youth.
NengChue Vang, President of Hmong Development Foundation, said that he will work with the Thai government to find ways to solve the concerns raised by the Hmong representatives.
After the kickoff event ended at noon on December 6, 2014, the board members of Hmong Development Foundation and the General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh team, including Mrs. Veeyadee Suedavong, also known as Pa Pui, visited a Hmong village “Ban Nam Soom,” a 45 minute drive from the city of Chiangmai to the west. Mrs. Veeyadee Suedavong (Pa Pui) sponsored blankets, candy and money, and she distributed these items to the members of the Hmong village.
“This time we bring the leaders here in Thailand to be a part of our projects…the Hmong here in Thailand still needs our help as you all see here…” said Vang Nhia, Vice President of Hmong Development Foundation.
Hmong Development Foundation has an official office in Chiangmai, Thailand. The headquarter is in the United States. The past three years, the Hmong Development Foundation has been active to help the Hmong-Thai community to build water facilities for school, build roads for Hmong children to travel to school easier, and to be a support system in encouraging and motivating Hmong students to achieve higher education, and much more…
The next project of Hmong Development Foundation is to build houses and maintain the communities for the Hmong in Thailand who are located on the Northern part of Thailand.
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