Primary school in Utrecht in action for the Khong District!

Our chairman, Adrie de Koning has visited the primary school of “De Ridderhof” in Utrecht on Tuesday, the 8th of December 2009.

11-12-2009

Primary school in Utrecht in action for the Khong District!
Our chairman, Adrie de Koning has visited the primary school of “De Ridderhof” in Utrecht on Tuesday, the 8th of December 2009.

He told the students how a typical school day looks like for the children in Laos. Students could imagine by themselves what it is to live with three balls of sticky rice, to learn from one book with five students, to collect firewood in the morning and to sit on a wooden board. The students were delighted to hear the stories told to them at first-hand. They come in action for Laos! They make beautiful Christmas decorations, which will be sold to relatives or acquaintances. The proceeds of this activity are for the foundation to buy textbooks for a school in Khong District. We will keep “De Ridderhof” informed of what will happen to the money. Personal contact between donors and our foundation is high in our priority.

The cause of the visit to the school was a gift of location leader Jelle Weeda. Adrie and Jelle have worked together at a school in Gouda. Jelle decided on his birthday to ask his guests to support our foundation. The proceeds were to purchase textbooks for the Hat Khoay School. The school director in Hat Khoay took a picture of the students with the books and sent it to Jelle to thank him.

We are very pleased with the above initiatives! We hope that this action will bring in more people with great ideas!