Raul, ChildFund Australia’s digital program manager explained a program called ChildFund Connect, which is a global education program that connects children around the world. By using different forms of media the children can learn about the lives of their peers in different parts of the world.
After the meeting we went for a drive to another ChildFund sponsored village. This village was at the highest altitude of the supported villages so it was quite cold and misty.
The children were outside playing with a ball so James joined in. They all had a great time kicking it to each other. The absolute delight on the children’s faces when James kicked the ball really high was priceless!
We then drove back to Nonghet town to the local daycare centre. The educators at the centre were very friendly and showed us around the classrooms. It was lunch time so the children were all eating their lunches; boiled rice and water, which they seemed quite happy with (I won’t be complaining about my sandwiches at work anymore!).
After the visit we had lunch with the ChildFund staff at a small local restaurant.
Then it was time to head back to Phonsavanh. We said goodbye to Marieke, Raul and the rest of the ChildFund staff before we caught the local transport back to Phonsavanh, which was an experience in itself!
It was wonderful to see firsthand the projects that ChildFund run in Nonghet and the difference it makes to the lives of the people in the local communities that live there.
It is really good to know that our somewhat small monthly contribution can help make such a difference to these people’s lives.