Left: Ban Ku Ton (a Karen village) where we stayed overnight. The village was 3 hours walk along
the villagers' trail from the car road. Elderly people in the village spoke Karen, and little to some level of
Thai. These elderly people did not have proper record of their birth, etc. Children and young people spoke both Karen and Thai.
We donated books, writing materials, maps for the children.
Though the village had a small hut for reading and teaching (Photo on the right) there was no teacher at the time of
On weekdays children had to stay in Mae Kap Poo to attend the primary school there. See the photo of the school on
Beddings and mosquito nets in a hut for tourists. A separate bamboo and wooden hut was prepared for
tourists to sleep. The hut had roof, covers, and raised decks on which beds were set up. There were no doors.
Tourists had to use toilets in the village.
Houses in the village were maninly made of wood and bamboo. They were built on stilts thus
making room on the ground to store fire wood and keep pigs and chickens.
We saw both thatched houses and corrugated metal roofs. A couple of houses were provided with solar
panals to produce electricity for lighting.