As some CMIRC Bulletin readers may remember, one of the first recipients of funding from our CMIRC Covid-19 Food Initiative was the Koung Jor Nursery School in Piang Luang, Wiang Haeng, Chiang Mai Province. Our donations for the 130 children at this school on the border with Burma’s Shan State were a result of our club’s collaboration with the Philanthropy Connections Foundation and through them with the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN).
CMIRC donated sufficient funding to provide each child with a hot lunch each school day for an entire year. At first, these meals were prepared and eaten at the nursery school, but then schools closed due to Covid-19 resurging in Thailand. So now, the meals are prepared and distributed to be eaten at home. The teachers and staff at this school have been wonderful and resourceful during these very difficult times. The pictures show the program in action.