Help­ing the Lao­tian stu­dents on their way

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - OPINION - Valda Reynolds

Two stu­dents from the or­phan­age in Luang Pra­bang, Laos, will con­tinue their ed­u­ca­tion thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the lo­cal peo­ple who at­tended a fundraiser at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club­house.

Tong­sai from a re­mote Vil­lage 10 hours from Luang Pra­bang will start his fi­nal year study­ing English at the Teacher Train­ing Col­lege this Septem­ber.

Seemon from the re­mote Gow­maney Vil­lage will con­tinue study­ing Elec­tri­cal at the Tech­ni­cal Col­lege.

Both th­ese boys are or­phans and each spent over nine years at the Govern­ment Or­phan­age School.

As a re­sult of this fundraiser, we are now able to of­fer spon­sor­ship to an­other stu­dent who will grad­u­ate from the or­phan­age school in Au­gust. The sum of $US670 cov­ers tu­ition, full board and all per­sonal ex­penses for each stu­dent for a year.

Thanks must go to our wonderful sup­port­ers, to Quick­sil­ver for their gen­er­ous raf­fle prize to the Outer Reef, and to Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club for their raf­fle prize and the su­perb high tea pro­vided.

Very spe­cial thanks to all my friends who entertained and as­sisted in mak­ing such a suc­cess­ful and en­joy­able morn­ing.

Pic­ture: GIZELLE GHIDELLA

There was lots of fun at the or­phan­age fundraiser at the Palmer Sea Reef

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