“Sometimes simply giving someone the chance to explore for themselves what they have inside, is worth far more than hours of instruction.” ~ John Cope, Director of Stratton ABC Foundation.

Raison d’être

To use ART as a tool for underprivileged children and communities to express themselves; to transform and transcend their environment.

A colourful wall mural, a simple little painting on the wall, a communal playground with art randomly placed, a painted post box or dustbin can bring smiles and a sense of ownership to the children and adults who crafted them. Art empowers them emotionally and gives them an useful craft or skill. Plus it’s fun!

Note: This is a non-religious organisation. I believe in giving children a voice through art regardless of ethnicity/religious or political backgrounds. For regular updates, please check my blog and FB page.

  10 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. We can not thank you enough for your inspirational work here at Stratton house that has helped to brighten our environment, our lives and our souls.

  2. Thank you John. It was a privilege to paint with such talented children!

  3. thank you so much for bringing so much colour into so many lives. EFT Thailand would like to know more about you and what you do and where……..

    • Hi Jas

      Really sorry for this very late reply. I am based in Chiang Mai and work with different homes/foundations/organizations on an adhoc basis to brighten their environment or to conduct short art workshops.

      Thank you
      Li Li

  4. Hello,
    I came across this website from http://www.gotpassport.org/
    I’m currently living in Chiang Mai and want to know more about your organization f there’s a opportunity for me to volunteer.
    Thank you.

    Hermine Carmen

    • Hi Hermine

      Thanks for writing in. Right now, I don’t have any major projects that require any volunteers. You may wish to google and get in touch with Stratton ABC Foundation, Kids Home Foundation, Thai Freedom House etc in Chiang Mai.

      Good luck. Let me know if you need more names of organizations here.

      Best regards
      Li Li (ArtSpeak.org)

  5. hi
    great work ! Lili 🙂

    i want to start the artspeak in india . want your support and more over i want the suggestions and i want to make the organisation world wide . i want your permission and support . More over i am running an organization named “Smiles -1for1” for helping starving children in local places and also to help the old people .

  6. Hi Li Li,

    I found this link also looking for ad hoc volunteering opportunities in the Chaing Mai area as I plan to be here long term. I have contacted the charities above and am waiting for a response but in the meantime do you know of any other charities that I can help with, especially any helping the hill tribe people. I know there is the Karen Hill Tribe Trust but they are looking for a minimum of a 3 months stay and I can only help in between studying and, hopefully, working. I wondered if there are any charities helping with teaching English to the adult population of the hill tribes, also helping with computer literacy. As I have some Karen friends I see this as one thing that they want and can help them with their futures.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  7. Hello Li li
    We are very grateful with you , we never forget all the kindness to us.
    Happy yo see all your Beautiful job.
    You are doing an excellent work.Good Luck!

    Best regards
    Hope for the Family in Thailand

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