CS300 : Your Support Means The World To Them


Photography Coverage By Mr Colin Tan  


Hmong Refugees In Site X -Photography By Mr Colin Tan

A child... born into a desperate world

Life where hope is scarce

Anticipation Of MILK! Mission

Little refugee girl stands aside to watch

MILK! Mission At Site X

Medical Screening For Refugee Children

Census Of Refugee Population

Mr Colin Tan is a talented self taught professional photographer with a big heart to reach the needy. Last month, he made his debut visit to RADION International and sponsoring a full photo coverage of RADION’s first ever humanitarian relief mission to Site X.

After a heart warming visit to both Site X as well as the Streetkids! Ministry in Phetchabun, he has generously pledged 10% of all his future photography contracts to the RADION Outreach Fund.

To see his portfolios, please see : http://www.colinsphotograffi.com/

RADION's Streetkids! Ministry at Phetchabun By Mr Colin Tan

Streetkids! Together

Going To School

Standby To Rally....  


In the following weeks, we'll be launching a brand new campaign to bring a stronger awareness of our humanitarian relief efforts as well as our other outreaches which runs in tandem.

This campaign will not only be fun & exciting but it will carry a awareness message to the masses. And we need your help.

Once we push out the weekly videos, play that special part by bringing the message to the next mile, show it to your friends and relatives !

With like minded individuals rallying together support our cause, it will make an impact ! Come alongside us.

Your support means the world to them !


Trip Schedules  


Guys, for those who are travelling alone or in pairs and would like to jump on the existing outreach, the right column should come in handy. Just drop me an email and I'll link you guys up with the team leaders.

For those who have a group size of 6 pax and above, contact me directly to obtain dates.


Site X Refugee: Relief Operation  


The relief operations at Site X went smoothly and as scheduled. During the operation we brought almost a ton of food items into the area, these items consisted of rice and dried noodles.

Being the first humanitarian relief operation into Site X, we took the opportunity to conduct a census for all the families. This will enable us to evenly distribute food rations to the entire community.

The entire operation lasted from 9am in the morning till 7pm at night. But it was all worth it !


Destitute BBQ Outreach  


4 full days of heavy rain here in Khek Noi Village with continuing news of bad weather.

Today is our scheduled village BBQ where we gather destitute families together for a meal as well as to pray for their needs. The skies were gloomy all morning and towards the evening, it was still dark and gloomy- forcing us to consider the option of cancelling this quarterly event.

We prayed and pressed on as planned. The BBQ went as scheduled without a hitch and it was only after the event where we realised that it did not rain a single drop for the entire duration!

...Sometimes miracles do happen :)


Weather Update : 16 Sep  


"Heavy Rain and Flooding"
No. 26(342/2551) Time Issued : September 16, 2008

A trough of active low pressure lies across the North and the Northeast, and the southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf. Abundant rain is likely over upper Thailand with heavy to very heavy rain in many areas such as Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Phetchabun, Chaiyaphum, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Buri Rum, Surin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Saraburi, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat. People in the lowland and foothill of these areas should beware of flooding conditions during a few days. Wave height in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf is likely about 2 meters, and all ships should proceed with caution during 16-17 September 2008.

We are located in the highlands. Not much issue of flooding. But this may affect our downward trip to Site X. Lets see how things go.

Partnering Radion  


For those who have been wondering why you have not received the September newsletter. The reason is this - We are planning a support campaign and we are dovetailing some final details to the newsletter.

Normally we launch newsletter on time and this is the first time where we delayed and this campaign is that important to us. The success of this campaign enable us here at RADION to continue to reach lives. Every step, we require your support. Look out for the news !

Flash Flood Warnings  



"September 7, 2008, The Department of Meteorology has issued flash flood warnings in several provinces in the northern and southern part of country.

Low pressure systems with medium winds in the lower part of northern Thailand and the upper central part along with increasing southwest winds over the Andaman sea and the Gulf of Thailand will create rain in all parts of the country with heavy rain expected in some areas. High risk areas include Chiangrai, Chiangmai, Nan, Utaradit, Sukhothai, Tak, Phitsanulok, Phetchaboon, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Nayok, Krabi, Trang, and Satun province. All citizens should be aware of the possibility of flash floods over the next 2- 3 days. "

Lots of rain going on around here. No flooding seen though. We have news that Phitsanulok as well as site X is experiencing some flooding. But we'll see how things turn out later in the week.


All packed and ready to go.  


Its a long week for me with everyday packed with meetings and appointments. Many nights I would be out till past midnight before getting home. Though all these meetings, it has encouraged me to know many people still have a great heart for the less fortunate. For those i was not able to meet up, my sincere apologies. Will promise to make time the next time round.

For the team, we faced an uncertain week with many points where we were close to calling the trip off in view of the political crisis in Thailand. After a risk assessment being done by RADION, the team has finally decided to push ahead with plans. The team will be launching tomorrow morning and should be reaching Phetchabun for a 7 day outreach before moving down to Site X for our signature MILK! Mission.

Ben has also just completed an outreach at Nong Khai IDC last week. Standby for more details.

I'll blog again once i get to the village !


Nov Fund Raising Trip !  


Details of our next trip.

Dates : 19 - 24 Nov 08 (Wed - Mon) Type : Humanitarian Relief
Location : Phetchabun + Site X

Activity : Phetchabun (Food distribution among destitute), Site X (MILK! Mission)

Cost : Approx SGD700-900 (All transport, meals & accommodation. Exclude airfare)
*The above price includes a SGD200 contribution to the outreach fund.

Max Slots : 10
Remaining Slots : 5.
Reserved by : Jermyn, Minwei, Sangeetha, Jerry, Jeremy.

To reserve your slot : email eugene@radion-international.org

A Packed Week  


Gentle apologies to my readers out there for the late posts. This has been a terribly packed week with many late nights and unending meetings. Its tiring, but necessary at the same time to network with like-minded individuals and organisations.

Last wed, I've caught the flu bug after a late night meeting. One of the worst I've had in years and it was terrible. It was difficult to attend meeting with fever, body aches, runny nose... (yeah all the good stuff) and stay productive at the same time.

When the weekend came, I just curled up in bed and recuperated.

Looking forward to a better week :)

p/s : CDP (PIF) - Pig production line begins with 3 piglets born!


Hmong : News from across the border  


Just yesterday, we managed to contact a small cluster of Hmong refugees who have been deported back to Laos. It was a long and painful wait but nevertheless worth it.

Of the 800+ refugees deported, we received information that the Hmong community has been seperated into small clusters away from each other. Each cluster consist of a few families and right now they are still waiting for the government to keep their end of the bargain of giving them agriculture land.

We have no confirmation that all groups have been resettled safely.

Wave 3 On Hold  


Due to the state of emergency declared in Bangkok. For safety reasons, wave 3 will be put on hold till 10 Sep. If the situation does not clear by than, the trip will have to be delayed further.