Fred arrived back in Mae Sot on the evening of October 10
and was happily back to work with Joe and the community the next morning.
There have been some big changes with the landscape at the dump,
including a repaired road, which will be good for our truck.
Many of ETB’s projects would not have been possible without your donations.
For example, the community center building, which is called Kyun Kyen (“Joon chen”, teak leaf) by the residents (after the teak trees that surround it), is referred to by Fred as the “TC Chevrolet” Community Center, which donated the amount ETB needed to purchase it in 2012.
and 2014 ($19,000) gave ETB two years’ security and allowed
the education and Buddha Land projects to expand and flourish.
This year we came together again and raised $13,700. With Fred’s donation of $10,000 from his Social Security savings, plus donations from others around the world, we have sufficient funds to maintain current projects.
We deeply appreciate the contributions of all those who made this a successful fundraising season in Ashland.
Saya (Teacher) Joe now has 15 students learning to use computers. He said they are also discussing business ideas and future plans together. The students are growing in leaps and bounds with skills and confidence.
Note: In the foreground of the photo, one of the students is using a laptop donated by an Ashland donor.
Thank you for your generosity and support.
The Board of Directors, Eyes to Burma