Building Classrooms in Thailand with Compassion and the Gill Langlois Legacy project
Ferryspeed’s Guernsey General Manager has continued his work with Compassion, following his previous charity project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. In 2017, Martyn Langlois raised £24,000 for the Christian charity which helped fund the building of four classrooms for Burkinabe children in two poverty-stricken communities.
Following the death of Martyn’s wife Gill, who was an active Compassion volunteer and a schoolteacher, Martyn launched the Gill Langlois Legacy project to continue raising money and awareness to child poverty and lack of education around the world.
Since building the classrooms in Burkina Faso, the Gill Langlois Legacy project has commenced endeavour to build a further three classrooms as part of a Compassion Project in Bo Kaew, Thailand. With the divide between urban rich and rural poor families, children without wealthy parents are born into poverty and are vulnerable to exploitation and limited access to education with poorly funded state schooling.
The construction of three new classrooms in Bo Kaew will significantly improve the quality of learning that the children will receive, with the extra space and well-built facilities increasing attendance and participation from local children.
Martyn plans to visit the completed project in Bo Kaew in June 2020 for the opening of the classrooms.
Compassion partners with churches in 25 of the world’s poorest countries to help children escape poverty by providing access to education and healthcare through Christian sponsors worldwide. Currently 1.8 million children are being sponsored in Compassion projects worldwide.