THE BAN MAI SAMAKKI VILLAGE PRE -SCHOOL PROJECT On December 12, 2009 we will ride to Ban Mai Samakki Village near Chiang Dao. This is a Kachin/Akha school which is trying to establish a pre-school. CMTR is trying to help. We are donating tables, chairs, and storage shelves for the classroom. We are funding the refurbishment of existing playground equipment at the school. We will also donate educational materials. We will meet at the Chiang Mai X-Centre at approx 9:00AM on the morning of Saturday Dec 12. We will leave from the X-Centre at 10:00 AM and ride from there to the village, north of Chiang Dao. At the event, we will join with members of the Chiang Mai Hiking Group. They helped establish this pre-school and their contributions will sustain the schoolâ€™s first year of operation. Here is some information from the Kachin Village Website. So, I think you can clearly see this is a worthy cause. Come along, enjoy the ride, have fun, and Help Us Help the Children! ON A MORE PERSONAL NOTE; The Chiang Mai ToyRide attempts to budget and USE all the funds we receive to help the children. I feel we have accomplished quite a lot this year. We need donations. In these economic times, sponsors and donors are all the more difficult to obtain. Skip one tank of gas, skip one night out. What may not seem much to you is a great help to the children. Paypal, bank transfer, or send me a message and I will come get it. :lol: Visit the Chiang Mai ToyRide Website for more information. A big THANK YOU to "MotoREX" and his three Australian riding buddies for their contribution this morning (on their way to Laos).