With Covid Lockdowns a devalued currency and huge price increases throughout the year, our team still managed to complete several projects.
Starting with the Kachait Permanent water supply, our team with most of the work being done by the villagers and our engineer, a water dam was built, 5.6km of pipe to the village were buried, a water tank constructed and 10 taps throughout the village were installed, Here are some highlights;
With the main project done in Kachait, we managed to complete another 8 toilets for the Nambak Ethnic Boarding School, to bring the grand total to 20 for a student body of 696 students and 39 teachers.
The village of Sommeun had been asking us for years to help them with a permanent water supply. While it is located just outside the geographical area where we work, we decided to move forward with the project. Lacking in the funds needed, we were able to complete the project with major support from members of the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club…they have been so amazing in our time of need.
We also did a number of smaller projects. Thanks to the generous support from the Rotary Club of Toronto, we were able to install a fence for a primary school to keep the cows and pigs out of the school year. It was pouring rain at the time, so a better picture will be provided in an upcoming post.
As our 21/22 season came to a close, we are happy to report that all of our students graduated, 4 of them from secondary school. Our star university student Khamman also graduated with honours and his BA. He has just moved to the Capital City of Vientiane to start the Masters Program!
For our water filter program 608 new filters were distributed throughout several villages, serving over 3,000 rural villagers. 2/3 of them were sponsored by bridge players in Canada and the US through the support of Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee, as they finished their annual fundraiser for this project.