Fig 1: View of the construction from left of slope
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.
Fig 2: View of the construction from center slope
Fig 3: View of construction from right of slope
Fig 4: Close view of construction
Fig 5: View of construction & pipe for rain water
Fig 6: Eagle view on trees grown on the hill slope