On Saturday, November 2nd, the first installment of 14,000 USD or 13,500,000 Kyats was delivered to the Kyndamin Village in the Delta. Village leaders, along with the teachers at the school were all present to accept our donation. They are very appreciative... Even while we were walking through the village the grandmother (in her 80s) of twins came to us and expressed how grateful she is that her grandchildren will have a middle school to go to. The children were in 3rd grade so they will likely attend the new school.
Now the villagers are OFF AND RUNNING with the building. Construction is due to begin within the next 2 months. More donations will be delivered as we progress, step-by-step, toward our goal of making this school a reality.
Special thanks go to Mr. Hla Soe (father of Laura gr.7) who offered to drive three HS community service students (Ryan gr.12, Kaung Myat gr.11, & Steven gr.12) along with Mr. Todd down to meet with the villagers. Mr. Hla Soe's company is also donating a Solar Pump System which will pump water to the new school. The surplus of water from the pump system for the school will also provide water to the village. This helps greatly by making it easier for villagers to access their water supply and prevents water contamination because the villagers will no longer have to go to the water source to get their water. THANK YOU MR. HLA SOE!
Also, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to and support this project! 100% of your donations are going to help these village children in their education. We could not make this project happen without your generous support!
We still have a ways to go with fundraising... if you or anyone you know would like to find our more about this project and how you can help, please click HERE.
Also, click here to see more PHOTOS from our visit to the village!
Thank you for your support!
The ISM Community Service Team