‘La-boon’ – the wave that eats people.

Why are languages and traditions important?

More than 250,000 people were killed by the Asian Tsunami on 26th December 2004 but not one Moken sea gypsy person was killed by the tsunami on Koh Surin in Thailand – why?

What can we learn from this with regards to the challenges that way face through globalisation and interconnections?

Watch this short video about the Moken sea gypsy community in Koh Surin in southern Thailand


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10 years since the Asian Tsunami


It is 10 years this Boxing Day since the Asian Tsunami devastated large areas of 14 different countries around the Indian Ocean, killing more than 280,000 people with 40,000 of them never being found.




Rubbish and debris left behind after the tsunami had receded on Phi Phi Island.






The Tsunami Memorial Garden on Phi Phi Island.






Kru Meena and Kru Wirawut, the headmaster of Baan Koh Phi Phi School, in early 2005.






Sponsored school lunches for the Baan Koh Phi Phi students,.






Creating community partnerships through education…






…including international partnerships, Bermuda High School for Girls visit Phi Phi Island in 2006.





Shifting cement and building a community resource centre in Laem Tong, 2009.





A promise to return.