Daily Foto: Now Thai kids connect with kids around the world through Foto!

May 5, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Thailand  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: Now Thai kids connect with kids around the world through Foto!


NEW Phodographer Bailey Leuschen in Khao Lak, Thailand, May 2010

Bailey arrived a few weeks ago to do volunteer work at a school in southern Thailand. To introduce Dog Meets World, Bailey describes how she drew a big map of the world on the dry erase board and pointed to Washington DC (Teacher’s home) and Khao Lak, Thailand (Students’ home). “Then, I pulled out pictures of children from Haiti, Brazil, Guatemala, and South Africa holding Foto in each of their respective home countries. As my students’ eyes got bigger, I pointed to the countries on the map where each child came from. Then, I pulled out my own Foto dog from inside the photo bucket and the kids giggled in delight!

Happy to have their pictures taken with Foto, each child had a chance to strike his or her own pose with the stuffed toy dog. They could barely contain themselves as the printer immediately printed out their photos and the rest of the day’s lesson plan was pretty much impossible to teach!

Not only did her students feel lucky to have these pictures, Bailey said they also felt a sense of connection with other children around the world.

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