By Melissa Cerros - Director of Foundation Development
Three months ago, heavy rains caused landslides and destroyed most of the grounds of our school buildings. Since then, many daily and school activities were disturbed but most importantly the children safety and emotional stability was our biggest concern.
Thanks to your donations and your support we have fundraised 1.9 million Baht. Your contributions will mainly help us to:
Buy roof gutters that drain back away from the slope; Buy materials for our new retaining wall; Purchase soil, stones, grass and trees; Proceed to unexpected work, as for example: moving the river channel at least 4 meters into the valley; Pay the salary of engineers and qualified contractors who are experienced in this kind of slope stabilization work.
Reconstruction has not started yet since we are still working on the planning as we also need to finalize the purchase of materials. Furthermore, we must wait for the dry weather in order to bring the heavy machinery on the ground.
Our community is facing many difficulties trying to fix all the damage. For these reasons your support is crucial to our efforts. At this moment 1.5 million Baht are still needed to fix damaged buildings and finalize the reconstruction of Yaowawit.
One thing for sure, is that our community has hope and is very grateful of your help.