We started our work in Olchoronyokie in 2000. In 2011 we decided to start working in the neighbouring village Sokon as well.
In Olchoronyokie we have sponsored the construction of two school-buildings with three classrooms each, and two teachers’ accommodation. The class-rooms were finished and ready to be utilized in 2004 and 2011. The teachers’ accommodation was ready to be utilized in 2006 and 2016. We have also sponsored the building of one school-kitchen and toilets for the pupils in the school-area.
In 2007 we started to support students from Olchoronyokie primary school who wanted to continue their studies to secondary school. At the end of each year, the village leaders give us information of which of the students have passed the admission tests for Secondary school. With their help we decide who will receive financial assistance.
To prevent deforestation, we bought tree plants to plant in the immediate surroundings of the village. To reduce transport costs, we initiated a tree nursery in 2009 close to the school. In 2015 we also started a similar tree nursery in Sokon.
In Sokon we have sponsored the construction of two school buildings. The first was ready to be used in 2013. The second one in 2018. The residental building was finished in 2019.