Solar panels on site
This report is meant to be a quick progress check in and to have July 20 marked on your calendar as that is the day the irrigation system at the Thai Child Development Foundation is to be installed!
Leading up to the installation, the equipment has arrived including the solar panels, pipe, filter tank and other pieces.
However, because of the current COVID wave in Thailand there's a number of items that must be addressed in the next couple of weeks and these include:
1. Seeking formal approval from the local authorities for the team to enter the general area.
2. Setting up a "quarantine system" for the team. They will need to have regular COVID testing and will sleep and eat at TCDF's EcoLodge which is currently closed for guests.
3. The installation team under no circumstances will be allowed to go into the village.
TCDF has already applied for all of the necessary approvals from the local authorities and have prepared the EcoLodge for the team's arrival on July 15.
As the situation in Thailand continues to change daily, we are working quickly and hard towards July 20 and being able to complete all the work before the rainy season.
Water tank and some of the pipe
More equipment ready for the install