Friday, June 10, 2011

building a school

i've posted about the Jai Lao foundation before. they are a wonderful organization that has been working to build schools in rural parts of Laos. (and one of their fund raisers is selling Jai Lao padek!) they are currently beginning construction on another school right now.

if you are on facebook, look for them and "like" them, and you can see their info and photos of the work they've done.

they were awarded money from chase bank to build more schools, and so they are holding a contest - four people have submitted essays describing the needs of a village in Laos, and based on fb votes, a school will be built in one of those villages.

here are the rules:

Jai Lao Village School Search Rules

The Village Essay School Search will run from Friday, June 10 through Friday, June 24. Here are the four villages asking for your vote to have Jai Lao build a school in their village: BANH HAT KHAM~ESSAY 1, BAN PHERK ESSAY 2, BANH HUAY XAI~ESSAY 3, BANH MUANG KHAM~ESSAY 4. While all four villages are worthy of having a school built, only one can win this contest through your votes. Please take the time to read all four essays to determine which one you’d like to vote for. You must “LIKE” the Jai Lao Foundation first in order to have your vote counted.

ONLY ONE VOTE PER FB USER PLEASE. If Jai Lao sees you have voted more then once, then your vote will be disqualified. The contest is two weeks long and every vote counts. Please feel free to rally your FB friends to help your village. Jai Lao will tally up the votes Friday, June 24 and announce the winning essay at our 2nd Anniversary One Night in Laos Charity dinner June 25.

The village chosen with the most FB votes will have a great opportunity to travel to Laos, along with a friend, funded by Jai Lao in November 2011 to build their dream school in their home village. This indeed is a rare and wonderful opportunity for Jai Lao Board of Director Volunteers travels to Laos at our own expense. Please note: Travel is from San Francisco airport only. Jai Lao wishes all four great essays the best of luck on this contest.

so get on fb, like Jai Lao, and vote!

and bhet would like for you to vote for her village...hers is baan hat kham, essay #1!

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