Monthly Archives: July 2013

Project Development update: Ban Khoy

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Over the past few months, one of our main development projects has been to construct a new secondary school in Ban Khoy, Laos. The project was proposed to provide students with better studying conditions, and more space. The funding for the project was entirely organised by the head girl and head boy of Bryanston School (Dorset), Flora and George. Together, they organised a charity weekend event in March. With the help of the rest of the students of the school, they managed to raise £12,000 for the school in Ban Khoy.

The development of the new school has been in progress since April, so the constructions are now starting to take shape. 

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The project co-ordinator, Clair Duhem, has recently visited the construction site in Ban Khoy. Much to our delight, we are expecting the project to be completed within the next few weeks.  At present, the foundations of the building have been laid, and we are now working on the finishing touches, such as adding in the windows, painting the interior and exterior of the building, and laying down some pavements and sidewalks.



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 Thank you Bryanston School !

The British 10K London Run


The British 10K London Run presents the world’s greatest race route, through the heart of central London, and passes many of the city’s historic landmarks. 2013 marks the 13th year of the race. It took place on Sunday 14th July, which is a year since London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. Much of the British 10K Run race route was also used for both the men and women’s Olympic marathons. This year, approximately 25,000 runners across the UK, and overseas have used their running abilities to raise millions of pounds for various charities.

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This summer, the route started in Piccadilly and ended on Whitehall. Some of the landmarks passed include St. James’s Palace, Nelson’s Colum in Trafalgar Square, the Golden Jubilee Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the entrance to Downing Street, to name a few!



This year, 13 runners have taken part in the world’s greatest road race to raise funds for the Children of the Mekong’s Education Centre in Samrong, Northwest Cambodia. Together, our runners have raised a grand total of £15,000. We are so grateful for this contribution, and hope to have even more runners helping us next year, so if you have missed your chance to get involved, do not fret, and make sure you look out for the 2014 British 10K London Run.

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However, although the race is over until next summer, there are still ways for you to challenge yourself and support our worthy cause. Some of the other challenges we offer include:


    • Ben Nevis (Gaelic translation ‘Mountain of Heaven’) Weekend Trek
      Ben Nevis is the highest point in the British Isles, standing at the lofty height of 1343m This challenge will take you into the heart of the Nevis Range, providing breathtaking mountainous land, remote, unspoilt environment and the enchantment of the ancient past.


    • London to Paris Cycle
      One of the greatest cycle experiences in Europe, moving through small villages and medieval market towns. Through this challenge, you will be able to drink in the romantic atmosphere and leave with a real sense of achievement on sight of the Eiffel Tower


    • Trek to Angkor Wat
      In the heart of Indonesia, explore the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire through beaten tracks, rice paddy fields and dense forests and villages and be astonished by the ruins and graceful Buddhist temples. This may be one of the tougher challenges to endure, with a hot and dusty route, but your efforts will be rewarded by the finishing point at Angkor Wat, one the most impressive sights in Southeast Asia.
  • can tho4Ho Chi Minh to Angkor Wat Cycle
    Cycle through the stunning rural landscapes, the ruins of ancient civilisation and ramshackle houses. Travel through Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) into Cambodia and be rewarded with fascinating insights into  the region’s both ancient and modern culture


Contact us for more details on how to get involved in any of these challenges, or visit our site for more information.