Posts Tagged ‘Ranong’

Thu Thu Mon: small steps to the goal Comments 0

Friday, July 31st, 2015

My name is Thu Thu Mon. I was born on the 10th of  September 1995. I lived with my Aunty in Kawthaung, Myanmar since I was three years old and studied there. I studied primary and secondary school at Kawthaung. In summer holidays I used to visit my parents in Ranong, Thailand. In June 2007, my Read more

Serving the poor: Fr Frank Bird s.m. Comments 0

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Fr Frank is a Marist Priest in Ranong, Thailand, working at the Marist Mission, serving among the poor. He shares his story. I’ve never felt happier. Restless. Yes, that perhaps sums up in a word a spirit led journey. I turned 40 a year ago and realised each year I was becoming a bit more Read more

Keep their voice loud Comments 0

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Recently I had a great opportunity to know the reality of migrants from Myanmar living on the Myanmar-Thai border. In Ranong, I taught English in a learning centre and I was amazed by the children’s interest in learning and by their respect for their teachers. I also realized that learning English and Thai can make Read more

New Zealand-born priest receives Future Justice International Prize Comments 1

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Father John Larsen SM, Director of the Marist Fathers in Ranong, Thailand, has was named 2011 Future Justice International Prize winner at a seminar recently held at ACU’s Melbourne Campus. New Zealand-born Fr Larsen served in the Philippines for many years before leading a Marist mission in to Burma (Myanmar). After being denied an entry Read more