The Akha Heritage Foundation is set up to protect and preserve the choices of the Akha community, strengthen human rights, economics, sustainable agriculture and the cultural traditions of the Akha people. Our work with the Akha covers the north of Thailand, some in Burma, Laos and China. Projects include - Advocacy, working with the Akha people to help protect their communities and to deliver services as we ourselves would hope to have them. Our efforts are village centred, Akha centred. We work in defense of culture, language, traditional knowledge, land, water and food security, reduction of infant mortality, village break-up and depletion of the Akha community, preventing exploitation for religious or other reasons, promoting self-sufficiency in villages that have been forced to relocate into severe conditions and preventing the destruction of self-sufficiency in long established villages. Human Rights, promotion and protection of human rights for the Akha people according to accepted international standards. We do extensive documentation on the seizure of Akha rice lands, the removal of Akha children by NGOs and any other abuses of power by NGOs or agencies. Health, first aid services to villages, taking people to clinics, arranging for surgery and transport for dental work. Supplying mosquito nets to the Akha of Laos. Wells and Piping Systems, protecting spring sources, laying piping, digging wells and encasing them securely to prevent contamination. Agriculture, donation of vegetable seeds, fruit trees, tea and coffee including issues relating to land rights, water access and forestry. Education, in this area we promote literacy in Akha especially in diplaced villages. We work to record histories and the Akha traditional religion and culture, and to establish a photographic, video and music archive. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Administration work, researching, typing documents. Many other positions also open to virtual volunteering. We are unable to place volunteers with a criminal background or an actively contagious infection.