The school children from remote Langdhurbi started their third day in Thimphu with a visit to the official residence of Lyonpo Lekey Dorji, Minister of Economic Affairs. Lyonpo Lekey represents the Trong-Bardo constituency to which these children belong. I wasn't around during the visit but I am sure that the children were happy to have been able to visit the Ministers' Enclave. Even more happier, I am told that they received generous amounts of pocket money and some serious pep talk. In addition, Lyonpo gave the children an inspirational letter each - individually addressed to each one of them. That was a nice touch.
A copy of Lyonpo Lekey's inspirational letter - individually addressed to each children
The children were treated to 5D movie and they had lunch at the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant at Kawajangsa.
Children having their lunch at the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant
During the lunch break, they were pleasantly surprised by the visit of their National Council Member Pema Dakpa whom some of the children recognized. The NC Member and his wife handed out a brown envelope each - containing, yet again, generous amounts of cash.
In the evening dinner for the children was hosted by Pedling Hotel.
This morning at 6.30AM I went to the DYS Youth Hostel to bid them goodbye. They go back home today. They will night halt in Gaylephu to-day and tomorrow they will arrive home.
Children all set to return home - they pose before their bus before they start the return journey
A detailed report of this service project by the Rotary Club of Thimphu will be uploaded in the coming days.
This has been a truly fulfilling project. With support from philanthropic donors and supporters, we hope to make this an annual event.