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Oct 25, 2019

First Round of Snake Repellent Devices Installation

Figure 1: Map of currently installed devices
Figure 1: Map of currently installed devices

Dear Donors,

Yesterday, we received 15 snake repeller devices. And today we have installed them around the buildings where the children currently sleep and often play. The children who have come back from their school break are not many yet, because the school will officially start on 4 November 2019. Therefore, this installation setup (see figure 1 in the currently installed devices) is temporary and will be rearranged again to cover more buildings (as displayed in the planned path in figure 1) after we receive more snake repeller devices.

Note that some of the children who were at the school today also volunteered to help with the devices installation (see figure 2). They were very grateful to you for the snake repellent devices you have bought them so far, because these devices can scare off snakes from their classrooms, playgrounds, or bathrooms.

Additionally, figures 3 - 6 are marked with letter d, from d1 to d15, which correspond to the letter d (from d1 to d15) in figure 1, which indicates the locations of the currently installed devices. If any further rearrangement of the devices is done, we will inform you here soon afterward.

This project is still open for funding. Please share it with your friends who may also want to help Yaowawit’s children. Your generous support will keep the children safe from any risk of snakebites.

On behalf of the children, thank you very much.

Kind regards,
Yaowawit Team

Figure 2: Children helping devices installation
Figure 2: Children helping devices installation
Figure 3: Children and installed devices d1 - d3
Figure 3: Children and installed devices d1 - d3
Figure 4: Installed devices d4 - d7
Figure 4: Installed devices d4 - d7
Figure 5: Installed devices d8 - d11
Figure 5: Installed devices d8 - d11
Figure 6: Installed devices d12 - d15
Figure 6: Installed devices d12 - d15
Oct 8, 2019

Start of Project is Delayed to End of School Break

Ready for a school party before a school break
Ready for a school party before a school break

Dear Donors,

At the moment, we are delaying the start of the project for the following reasons:

First, we are still in the process of ordering the right solar cell snake repeller devices (see figures 1, 2, and 3). Hopefully, we can still find the ones with “Inspy” brand as it is highly recommended on Lazada.com. Otherwise, we purchase a different brand. However, we still want the snake repeller devices that are powered by solar cells as they are more environmentally friendly and more energy efficient.

Second, most of the children are on a school break and are not at Yaowawit now as they are having a two-week holiday somewhere else and are looked after by their custodians. However, six children are indeed staying at Yaowawit for the next two weeks because they have no custodians who pick them up. Because of few, these children can be looked after at all times - by parent teachers during the nights and by school teachers during the days.

That said, we will start the project at the end of the school break (which is, at the end of October 2019) and that is also when the children are back at Yaowawit School after their holiday. By then, we expect to have all the purchased snake repeller devices ready for installation around the school ground as we have planned earlier.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any question or comment, please contact us at info@yaowawit.org. And as this project is still open for funding, please share it with your friends who may also want to help Yaowawit’s children. Your generous support means a lot to the children, who must always be safe and secure from any risk of snakebites. Therefore, we will install the snake repeller devices as soon as we receive them.

Kind regards,
Yaowawit Team

Figure 1: Kind of repeller devices to be purchased
Figure 1: Kind of repeller devices to be purchased
Figure 2: Repeller device powered by solar cells
Figure 2: Repeller device powered by solar cells
Figure 3: Preferred device, more energy efficient
Figure 3: Preferred device, more energy efficient
School party before a two-week school break
School party before a two-week school break
Sep 25, 2019

Completed Project in a Monitoring Stage

Fig 1: View of the construction from left of slope
Fig 1: View of the construction from left of slope

Dear Donors,

This project has been completed in June 2019 as we reported in our last report. However, because the rainy season continued until September 2019, we anticipated any worst case scenario in how durable our construction could be in standing up against the heavy rainfalls that had occurred almost daily. We are glad to inform you that the construction for the landslide project has now stood up to the heavy rainfalls (see Fig 1-5 below, the photos of which were taken the same day as this report was posted). That means the construction has passed the real test of the rainy season as we are now entering the end of the rainy season.

However, we keep this project open but inactive because we are still monitoring the hill slope where the landslide occurred and where we have now grown more and more trees to strengthen the hold of the soil along the slope (see Fig 6 below) to make sure no landslide will occur again here in the future. Therefore, any future donations for the landslide project will go to buying tree seedlings that we can grow along this slope.

In addition to that, we keep this project open for a temporary use by children sponsors who prefer to transfer their monthly donations to their sponsored children automatically online. In the coming weeks, we will launch a separate project dedicated only for children sponsorship. Then we will therefore deactivate this landslide project.

On behalf of the children, we thank you: your generous support and help have made it possible for the children to go back to their classrooms again and to sleep in their dormitory rooms again without the worries of the landslide.

Kind regards,
Yaowawit Team

Fig 2: View of the construction from center slope
Fig 2: View of the construction from center slope
Fig 3: View of construction from right of slope
Fig 3: View of construction from right of slope
Fig 4: Close view of construction
Fig 4: Close view of construction
Fig 5: View of construction & pipe for rain water
Fig 5: View of construction & pipe for rain water
Fig 6: Eagle view on trees grown on the hill slope
Fig 6: Eagle view on trees grown on the hill slope
 
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