BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY
Helping Local People
For many years, the resort owners have been active in the local community, contributing time and funds to the development of the local schools and temples as well as participating in general and technical training of Lao agricultural workers and teaching English to local children.
With the opening of Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, a further expansion of our contribution to local development has been possible. Of course, the actual construction and initial development of the resort brought much needed income to local families in terms of wages and payment for construction materials and services. However, this contribution was short-term only. Long-term contributions to the local community will come from the development of sustainable programs made possible by income generated by guests of the resort. These programs are aimed initially at providing much needed material assistance to the three local primary schools as well as playing a significant role in the protection and improvement of the local environment.
Helping Local Primary Schools
There are three schools within walking/cycling distance of Rivertime Resort: Ban Na Taer Primary School (across the river), Phon Thong Primary School and Phone Ngam Secondary School. All three schools are in terrible physical condition with inadequate and overcrowded classrooms, as well as lack of classroom furniture and toilet facilities.