Archive for January, 2011

Visiting Day

January 29th, 2011 No comments

Left to right, Pisamai, Sue, Governor Samartkit, Jack, Walai, Ruut. Last Thursday was visiting day. Sue, myself, Walai (our managing director), Pisamai (bookkeeper and office manager) and Ruut (construction coordinator and sometime driver) made the rounds in Buriram city, the provincial capital. Our first stop was Khun Paiwaan, the director of social services for the [...]

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Busy Times

January 29th, 2011 No comments

22 KV lines coming into Opportunity Village I have not had time to make any posts until now. Sue just took off this morning for three weeks in India. She will be evaluating teachers in the slum school and setting up for the next school year. She returns in three weeks. I have been getting [...]

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Another Delta Village

January 8th, 2011 1 comment

Bill Cochran climbing up to the pier. Dennis Taylor and Thant still in the boat. Naw Maureen Kolay, WV director for Bogalay to the left walking up the pier. Notice the jungle at this landing is not so overpowering as at Auk Magyi. While with World Vision we visited Koun Thee Chaung village. They have [...]

Come with us to Myanmar!

January 5th, 2011 1 comment

Meet new people. This and last year I have been talking about our trips to Myanmar to see the progress Nargis Library Recovery is making in getting books out to the people who have the least and need them the most. It appears we’ll be doing this every year around December – January when the [...]

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Who Does What in Myanmar

January 4th, 2011 No comments

With World Vision heading toward “jungle schools” in the Myanmar delta. Part of our group is in the preceding boat. Some aid gets to the people of the delta area of Myanmar. For every $50 in international aid, both government and non government, to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Myanmar gets $2.50. I was told this [...]

Getting There is Half the Fun

January 2nd, 2011 1 comment

Sue and I enjoy river breezes on deck on the river ferry Yamone Aung. In Myanmar, getting there is half the fun, whether on their hand crafted roads or on the river. Especially the river. Even though Thingangon was a major village (it even shows on Google maps, but in the wrong place) it was [...]

Back from Myanmar (Again)

January 1st, 2011 No comments

David Leuthold, chairman for Nargis Library, and Daw Ah Win from the donor group cut the ribbon for the new Thingangon library. I have used this title before. Sue and I again went to Myanmar and visited a number of libraries supplied by Nargis Library Recovery as well as our first new library building. The [...]