A 3 D/2N Chiang Rai trip of over 500 km to Mae Suai (bumpy mud tracks), Wieng Kaen & Thoeng to visit our 27th Project - Toilet Facilities completed early 2016 & to do 'due diligence' of 32nd Project before building etc.
Though tiring, it was worthwhile & 'soul fulfilling' as felt by 11 travellers (Robin, Pansy, Aileen, Vincent, Esther, Darius, Ladda, Sai, Kit, Mimi & Ken). We were rewarded by the smiles & joy on the faces of the villagers & children with the little that we brought.
We purchased sweaters, socks & children T-shirts worth Baht 90k & brought with us the donated UFC canned food & stationery plus old clothing etc. for distribution.
Day 1 : Evening departure for our charity mission.
Day 2 : Alamak !! The new sweaters & socks did not arrive as the supplier had sent via EMS. These will be given to the Akha headmen of Baan Huai Nam Kluen & Joo Che for distribution to the 216 families.
Day 3: Visited 5 schools for potential projects (toilets, playground etc.) on rolling mountain ranges. Will decide after getting their formal proposals.
Dawn of 16.01 - 7 of us went to Phu Chi Fa to catch the sunrise & were blessed with a clear day to witness the amazing sight plus to see the famous blooming Thai Sakura still in season though 1 week too early.
Big TQ to our members & frens who support SCOT's social investment in Northern Thailand 🇹🇭. We hope to continue this journey & do more in the land where we earn our keep. 谢谢