Ride for Rehab 2014 Thailand
Thursday 16 January to Monday 27 January 2014.
1. PURPOSE OF “RIDE FOR REHAB” 2014:
The purpose of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s “Ride for Rehab” 2014 in the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand is to raise a money to support the Rehabilitation Programs, being provided by the McKean Rehabilitation Institute staff, to people with disabilities in rural communities.
2. McKEAN REHABILITATION INSTITUTE
The McKean Rehabilitation Institute was established on an island in the Ping River in 1908 by the Churches of Christ of Northern Thailand to support people affected by leprosy. Today the Institute continues to provide a range of programs that helps people to live effective lives with their disabilities and healthcare issues.
The Ride for Rehab is a mixture of bike riding and traditional taxis to:
• McKean Rehabilitation Institute (including work days and sports day and interaction with the residents)
• Places of interest around Chiang Mai
• Visit rehabilitation programs
• Traditional Thai cooking classes
• Visit local tourist activities
• Visit rural villages
• Night markets
• Traditional Thai dinner and cultural evening
• Chiang Mai Night Safari
• Riding elephants, ox carts and river rafting
Cost $2,850 pp (ex Melb)
Maximum of 15 participants
This is a fundraising tour, participants will raise a minimum of $2,000 for the rehabilitation projects in Thailand.
Contact the TLM National Office on 1800 617 679 for more details.