Water and Toilets for Pong Hor School
Matt Pittendreigh is a Military Engineer – a Sapper is a better name. He met
Sandy MacGregor in his Combat Engineer Regiment just before his deployment
to Afghanistan. Over a few beers in the canteen Sandy talked about MiVAC.
When Matt had completed his deployment and was out of the Army his interest
was once again sparked in volunteering his time at Ban Xai. In June Matt
met with Sandy in Thailand and then spent a month at Ban Xai for MiVAC.
In Matts words he said (amongst other things), “I was also lucky enough to
participate in the construction of toilets and installation of a water tank
at Pong Hor school. These toilets and water source will assist the children
greatly providing some sanitary means of dealing with human waste.”
Pong Hor school is for 6 to 8 years old and they must spend a year here
before they go to Ban Xai Primary. The pictures are self-explanatory and
show Matt at work. Pong Hor is a sub-village of Ban Xai