During the school break, a past Monk student came back to visit and we went to visit his village. His village is typical of a village in the countryside, very basic facilities. A small classroom with a dirt floor and simple slat sides. It lacked books and other materials.
We visited to see how we could help with facilities and materials. The village children always appear happy and delighted to see people. Despite their dirty and old clothes their smiles and games always bring a smile to our faces.
It is a privilege to be invited, to participate and be able to help local communities like this one. A few dollars go a long way if you wish to help local communities such as this one.