In mid-June, after working closely with Project Coordinators Patrick Desloge and Owen Hodgson of the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club, Nikki's Place - Agape Home received the first installment of their 100,000 USD prize awarded by Rotary District 3450 in Hong Kong for the construction of 10 housing units that will support youth at Agape Home as they transition to adulthood.
Work began almost immediately after receiving these funds. The foundation was laid, and roofing was constructed just in time to prevent further delays during the rainy season. The project is proceeding on schedule and according to budget so far. The project has necessitated a close working relationship between Rotarians at CMIRC as they help guide staff at Agape Home to develop the plan and budget for our colleagues in Hong Kong.