Good morning! And what a good morning it is; I could actually see the asphalt thanks to the recent warm weather! You know what else warms my soul, even way up here in the frozen north? A post about a HAJET-funded Chirstmas party event, hosted by Chan Niang in Akabira. With color photographs! Enjoy.
The Akabira Christmas party has been going on in my town since the first ALT founded it, nearly 10 years ago. With the shrinking population, attendance was lower than expected this year. Nonetheless, with the help of JET volunteers and the funding provided by HAJET, we were able to provide a very Merry Christmas full of hot chocolate, silly games, and crafts. Especially popular was the photobooth, where kids can pose with holiday-themed props. This is the first year the photos were taken on an instant camera, which I was worried couldn’t be done because of the cost, but luckily HAJET was able to cover that too. The kids loved decorating their pictures and taking them home right away! I hope that the people of Akabira can have more events to interact with people from all over the world.