The Universe has been good to us and as a result we have been able to help others who live outside of the Wat Opot compound. Some of these are friends of our children at school while others have been referred to us by community leaders. At the end of 2016 we were assisting 9 students in both primary and secondary levels and just recently were given another 45 needy families to evaluate. We will not be able to help all of them of course, but will look for those with the most needs.
In addition to education assistance we were also able to take the entire 5th and 6th grade class of our local public school to the animal sanctuary… a place our children love to visit. Over 60 students attended and for many it was their first time seeing the animals. Meals and snacks were included and the whole day of activities was organised by students from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
We still occasionally treat medical emergencies at times and supply food and rice to families in need.