School blown down, two new schools built!

A storm gave the classrooms of Ban Boung School a final blow. The school building collapsed and can’t be repaired anymore. Also, the school in Ban Kaeng Village is no longer safe to use. The Laotian government pays the teachers, but they can’t help to put up new school buildings.

25-12-2009       

School blown down, two new schools built!

A storm gave the classrooms of Ban Boung School a final blow. The school building collapsed and can’t be repaired anymore. Also, the school in Ban Kaeng Village is no longer safe to use. The Laotian government pays the teachers, but they can’t help to put up new school buildings. The parents of the children could not bring such a big amount together. Therefore, the teachers are teaching in the temple. It is a large room without outside or inside walls. Totally, a place unfits to teach.

Our foundation helped!

The district authorities have asked us for help. We have decided to help these two villages. The primary school in Ban Kaeng is helped with five new classrooms and two new toilets. Our foundation supports the people with € 5,800.00.
To further education in Ban Boung, we helped the school building with three classrooms and three toilets. The children from six different villages attend this school. We support this excellent initiative with € 3,750.00.
The people in Ban Kaeng and Ban Boung are now working hard to build their new rooms.

The people contributed a considerable amount.
The population contributes an approximately € 5.00 per person (child and adult). This is a substantial amount for many large families (A teacher earns about € 25.00 / month). Most people have to live on their rice patch and do some fishing. Many people have just enough to live on. They will have to sell some rice to contribute. However, the parents see the importance of good education and have decided together to sacrifice. They cooperate themselves to share for the costs.

 

The population helped actively!

The residents provide the sand and gravel. This is taken from the Mekong River. They also made the cement blocks needed for the walls. The authorities have given them permission to cut wood to make hand-sewn planks. The bottom of the walls is made of concrete blocks to prevent damage by pests (especially termites). To save costs, the top half of the walls will be made of wood. The residents hope to finish the schools on the last week of February so that the children can get a good education in a conducive place.

Money well spent!

The money is well-spent! For less than € 10.000.00 we will be able to build 8 classrooms and 5 toilets. In Laos, your Euro is at least ten times worth!
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