The Mechai Viravaidya Foundation runs several projects focused on rural development, family planning, and nontraditional education. At the Mechai Bamboo school, families pay no school fees but instead plant 365 trees and offer 365 hours of community service in order to gain enterance.
Locally, the school functions as a community hub offering micro-credit loans and access to resources for people of all ages. We think that’s pretty cool.
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