Katang Xieng School Nearly Done

IMG_8836aWe had two additional visitors, Janice who is a Canadian living in Singapore and Renaldo, a retired registered nurse from United States.  I wanted to show them our projects so took them along for my final visit of the season to Katang Xieng for a progress update on the school addition.  They had just started working on the roof a few days before and I have to admit I was pleasantly shocked.  Not only was the roof finished, they had parged and painted the front wall of the school as of April 2nd and in time for us to enjoy a baci celebration and unofficial school opening.  They still have to finish parging and painting, put up the ceiling and then put a cement floor in but I was impressed.  There are about 3 weeks left of work to do on that.  I know that Lao New Year is right around the corner so they are trying to get as much done as possible.

Here are some highlights;

We lined up thenew desks with the students behind them. It was a Saturday wo it was a pleasant surprise that so many came to the school (maybe because they knew we would bring goodies)

We lined up thenew desks with the students behind them. It was a Saturday wo it was a pleasant surprise that so many came to the school (maybe because they knew we would bring goodies)

Our AMAZING sponsors!

Our AMAZING sponsors!

This desk was sponsored by Mattawa First Nations...wonderful!

This desk was sponsored by Mattawa First Nations…wonderful!

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Another view of the kids awaiting their turn to collect their gifts

Each Child signed the banner to thank one of our very special donors

Each Child signed the banner to thank one of our very special donors

Thank You Pat and Dennis for being such special and generous people.

Thank You Pat and Dennis for being such special and generous people.

The Rotary Room!

The Rotary Room!

The Faye Hope Room.  So many generous donors provided funds for this room in Loving Memory.

The Faye Hope Room. So many generous donors provided funds for this room in Loving Memory.

Italian Not For Profit, Ink For Charity and their generous sponsors.

Italian Not For Profit, Ink For Charity and their generous sponsors.

Global Change For Children from the Vancouver area in Canada.

Global Change For Children from the Vancouver area in Canada.

Our sponsor sign, now mounted.  Thank you so much!

Our sponsor sign, now mounted. Thank you so much!

This post may seem a bit rushed and it has been.  I am off to finish packing and then to the airport as I begin my journey home.  Watch for more updates.

 

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