The Ban Pao Witiyakhan School in Chiang Mai Province is very well administered and supports poor hill tribe children.  They are sorely lacking in any sort of budget and they desperately need a water filtration system.  Soon they will have one, thanks to the combined efforts of three Rotary Clubs; Rotary Club of Kamloops West, British Columbia, Canada, Rotary Club of Chiang Mai Thin Thai Ngam and Chiang Mai International Rotary Club. The project became official at the regular meeting of Chiang Mai International on March 17, 2015 when Gary Soles from Rotary Club of Kamloops presented 28,000 baht to CMIRC for disbursement.
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         Members of all three clubs and the principal of Ban Pao Wittatakarn 
 
Gary Soles from the Rotary Club of Kamloops visits Thailand almost every year and has become aware of the good work done by Rotarian Hope Watcharaprecha and her club, The Rotary Club of Chiang Mai Thin Thai Ngam.  He mentioned that his club was looking for a project to support.  She recommended the Ban Pao Witiyakhan School.  In conjunction with the Chiang Mai International Rotary club due diligence was conducted and it was decided to proceed.
 
Chiang Mai International Rotary Club will contribute the water filter system.  Rotarian Colin Jarvis made the contacts and was able to secure the the Actiwa Swiss water filter system with manual backwash with the help of a donation from the GOL Iluminado Foundation of Brazil. At the CMIRC meeting the agreement between the Rotary Clubs and the school was signed.  On the 18th of March the first disbursement was made; the project is underway! 
The good people from Actiwa Swiss are scheduled to come to Chiang Mai in May 2015, to inspect and implement the first system, in conjunction with CMIRC.
 
This project is very important to CMIRC because it's our first official collaboration with other clubs.  We recognize that one of the most powerful aspects of Rotary is our ability to come together for a common good
 
           The principal and two Rotarians from Thin Thai Ngam 
 
 
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