During November 2015 I had the privilege to interview Mr Stephen Salmon of ThaiCraft, Bangkok, Thailand. I have attached two videos below for you to watch at your leisure.
Short interview with Mr Stephen Salmon
Extended Interview with Mr Stephen Salmon
Entrance to ThaiCrafts
Fair trade artisans Recycled Paper Crafts
Fair Trade Bamboo lanterns
Mr Stephen Salmon and ME!
ThaiCraft began in 1975 as Hilltribe Sales at the International Church of Bangkok. These volunteer-run events at International School Bangkok's former downtown campus operated until 1992.
In August of that year the ThaiCraft Association became an independent development organisation, For the first year only, small start-up administration grants were received from Dutch (ICCO) and British (ODA/Oxfam) funding agencies. By retaining a small share of sales revenue, ThaiCraft soon became and has remained a financially self-sufficient organisation.
For more information about Thai Craft please click on the website link below.
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To support the call to eliminate child labour, I attended a webinar, 'Stacey Fru dialogue on Child Labour in Africa,' On World Day Against Child Labour.
I also shared a childhood photo with the caption,
“As a kid, I wanted to become __. I’m sharing this photo to support the United Nations Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, because I believe kids should dream now and work later. I challenge @(tag Name 1), @(Name 2), @(Name 3) to do the same. #EndChildLabour2021″
This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries, raised awareness for Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 and participated in two webinars,
the first webinar was a round table discussion about Social Enterprise in the UAE. the second was about 'Periods in a Pandemic.'
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