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Baan Itsara

Baan Itsara (Freedom Family Home) is a family-based project run by a New Zealand Christian couple, who first arrived in Thailand in July 2005, and in 2008 started this life changing home for exploited and at-risk children.

Baan Itsara Calling
To care for exploited children, including those at severe risk, in  Northern Thailand.

Baan Itsara Mission Statement
Baan Itsara is a Christ-centered residential home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for exploited children and/or those who are at high risk of exploitation.

These children will enter into care between the approximate ages of  three and eight years old.  They will remain in care until they reach adulthood, or until they can be re-united with proven rehabilitated and stable families in the future.

Postal Address

Dan & Angela Cornelius

PO  Box 59,
SamYaek SuanPrung 50201
Chiang Mai

Phone -  Please note that we are 5 hours behind NZ time, 6 hours behind during daylight saving.

+(66) 053 226 035     (home)

+(66) 0849 865 257   (Dan's mob.)
+(66) 0849 865 093   (Angela's mob.)


lamphun-wat phra that hariphunchai-01     
       ited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago.A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, having nine-tiered umbrella, made of gold weighing approximately 6,498.75 grams...

Chiang Rai

      on the bank of the Kok River within town area, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. Doi Chom Thong has been a sacred site for aextremely long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area.

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