The local government recently organised with us, a “Cultural Exchange Evening” between the local Hang Dong youth and 22 Australian year 10 and 11 students recently served with us at The River.
The evening was attended by a number of local dignitaries who were delighted to connect more closely with us and our visitors.
Following Thai culture, we all ate together, sharing a Norther Thai style meal. This was then followed by displays of traditional Thai dances by the youth of Hang Dong and Australian songs by the visiting Australian students.
The evening concluded by releasing hot air lanterns up into the sky as a display of unity.
It was not just a fun evening, but a time of further developing relationships and understanding between us, the loval government and our community.