I received a phone call in July from Peter Banwell a Trustee at LEOT School. Recently the school received 20 computers from the World Bank to set up a computer classroom. With no local resources to set up computers, networking, software on such a scale and establishing systems to allow the ongoing maintenance and availability of the systems, without my help the computer room may not go ahead as planned in October.
So I was very excited when Peter asked if I could return to Laos in Sep and Oct to:
This will be my biggest challenge at the school yet and a very exciting one because it establishes a permanent ongoing computer training facility at the school for all students in the coming year (starting Sept 2015) and future years.
You may know that recently I developed a thrombosis in my upper arm, (unrelated to travelling), which is now fully cleared after a recent hospital stay. It was looking like I would have to cancel my planned assignment as the medical support was not available in Luang Prabang however Roche has kindly loaned me a personal blood testing kit while I am away! Without this nothing would have been possible.
Thank you to everyone who has helped out in a variety of ways and for sharing my updates.