Community Project in Laos, New material for the Clay School Project
Last week, the Lao Fair Trek team made a trip to visit the clay school; it had been three months since the opening ceremony! We were curious to see how the school was holding up and if there were any changes. The bottom 500mm of the exterior of the school was painted with a brick red finish to protect it from rain; this finishing touch made it looked like every other school in Laos (happiness for the education department). When we stepped inside the adobe/clay school, we were met with a welcome coolness. And with the windows open, a fresh breeze flowed through the room that also helped dry the sweat off our faces!
Additionally, from a generous donation raised by a group of volunteers from World Challenge Australia, we were able to purchase new desks for two classrooms, enough for 20 students per class and a nice new desk for the teachers. As there is currently only one teacher, the Education Office will be assigning an additional teacher for a second classroom for the coming school year.
Old desks New desks
With the help of a few volunteers that came to visit Laos last month, new shelves were made for what will eventually be a library in the third classroom. Right now the villagers have a small box of old, donated books.
Book donations are kindly welcomed! We can purchase books through Big Brother Mouse and deliver them to the village.
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