• Education, love, and empowerment at a remarkable school in the jungle of Thailand

    Set in a remote jungle region of Thailand at the country’s first democratic school, 6 Weeks to Mother’s Day documents the inspirational story of 150 underprivileged and orphaned children as they learn and prepare to honor their remarkable adoptive mother, the principal of the school, on Mother’s Day.


  • They call her Mother...
    We call her hero. For 35 years she has been the relentless protector of the underprivileged and champion of alternative learning. Rajani Dhongchai and her husband, Piphop, founded one of Thailand’s most progressive schools, Moo Baan Dek, known in english as Children’s Village. Their school has become a pillar in the Thai education system and a promising symbol of the country’s future.

  • To visit the school website directly visit: childrensvillagethailand.org

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6 Weeks RajaniFor 35 years, Rajani Dhongchai has been the relentless protector of the underprivileged and champion of alternative learning in Thailand.  Rajani, who is better known as “Mae Aew” or “Mother” in english, is a true hero and the subject of the soon-to-be-released documentary feature film, 6 Weeks to Mother’s Day.

In 1979, Rajani was determined to work towards her mission of making society a better place for the children of the world.  She and her husband, Piphop, previously teachers at government schools, established Children’s Village School (Moo Baan Dek) and Rajani took the role as principal of the school which served those in need. She continues to work toward her goal daily and gives an incredible amount of patience, love, respect and trust to each of the 150 children at the school. View full post »