Help To Provide Lunch For Half Day School Students

Help To Provide Lunch For Half Day School Students
Help To Provide Lunch For Half Day School Students
Help To Provide Lunch For Half Day School Students
Help To Provide Lunch For Half Day School Students
Help To Provide Lunch For Half Day School Students
Help To Provide Lunch For Half Day School Students
Nov 11, 2016

The Rice is Growing!

Students Helping Clean Rice Saplings
Students Helping Clean Rice Saplings

Another three months have passed by and there is some great news about our Half Day School's (HDS) Lunch Program. HDS is almost ready to harvest our rice!

This past August, we began the rice growing process with plowing our fields and planting a small plot of rice. Then in September, all of our students and teachers worked together to plant three full fields of rice. This process took two full days with the work of all of our students. The first day, the students helped harvest the rice plants from the small plot of grown rice and cleaned the roots. They then put all the rice saplings into bunch and the tops were cut off. The next day, all of the students took these bunches and replanted all of the rice saplings into our three large fields. Watching all the students have fun and play in the muddy water while planting was fun for everyone!

We are now hoping that we will be able to harvest the rice for our Lunch Program in December and will be able to help with parts of the program's rice consumption with our own organic rice.

In addition to the rice growing, pumpkins have also been planted in our vegetable garden already and even more vegetables will be planted soon!

Our students have still been hard at work in cooking class, cooking once a week for the rest of the student’s lunches. They have learned to make many things from Som Dtam (papaya salad), Pad Gra Pao (fried Thai basil with tofu), spring rolls and many other yummy dishes. Their favorite to cook was Tom Yum (a spicy soup) and even competed within the class to see which group could make it the best. Both groups did a wonderful job and it showed how much they had learned.

Finally all students, staff, and volunteers from DEPDC would like to thank all former, current, and future donors, whose kind donations made DEPDC's work possible and allowed us to provide the students at HDS with at least one nutritious meal per day.

Students Planting the Rice
Students Planting the Rice
Students Cooking Lunch
Students Cooking Lunch


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Location: Mae Sai, Chiang Rai - Thailand
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Twitter: @DEPDCGMS
Project Leader:
Alinda Suya
Director of Mae Sai Projects
Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Thailand
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229 donations
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