Thankful for the good weather throughout the trip and also the opportunity to witness how World Vision has impacted the people in Bo Kluea.
We are pleasantly surprised to see how clean the area of Bo Kluea is and most of the villagers seem well and happy.
The visits to the pre-school, middle school and high school were very good and fulfilling. World Vision provides support and training to the villagers in order for them to earn supplementary incomes from catfish, cow and chicken farming. We visited one vulnerable family and the head of the family shares how World Vision’s training enable them to change their living conditions from wooden to concrete house. They are now rearing chicken, frogs and also have a plot of land for vegetable farming.
Visited Ban Huay Loi village and understand how World Vision’s water purification system brings clean water to villagers, we were very impressed.
Visited one pre-school, the young children welcomed us with a performance. The Centre is very neat and clean, comparable to those in Singapore. The teachers have been trained at the Child Development Centre set up by World Vision.
Visited a primary school where some of the sponsored children study. Thus, some of the sponsors got to see their sponsored children and spent some time with them.
Visited Bo Kluea school and met students who have been benefited from World Vision’s occupational skills training in screen printing and dessert making.
Visited vulnerable families who were affected by the recent landslides, they had received support from World Vision.
We met up with our sponsored children, JAIPING Neung, a very shy boy, PAN In Arnon, a handsome boy among all the children and BOON IN Deuan, a 24 year old pretty young lady. Before the trip we were told Deuan would not be able to come to meet up with us because she is now working part time in Bangkok. However, at the last minute she appeared. She travelled 8 hours from Bangkok just to meet our colleague, Kitti! Believed Kitti is very touched by her sincerity. Kitti has been co-sponsoring her for 12 years.
Through this trip we come to know that World Vision will withdraw from Bo Kluea ADP in year 2021 and next year they will organise the final trip to complete their project in Bo Kluea.
Would encourage those who want to see their sponsored children to register for the final trip.
All trippers are very friendly and helpful. The trip leaders, Shermaine and Lydia have done a good job!