days after the donation of the school building, the first English
lessons took place much to everyone's satisfaction and villagers'
discussion resulted in the desire to preserve the area as a Non-hunting
area and to leave a part of the wetland as a non-fishing area so
that fish stocks can build up. It seems now that about 70% of the
area is now benefitting from local villagers' and monks' protection.
A further development
in the area is the construction of an elevated hide, initiated by
a lone monk although eventually he received help from a few villagers.
The construction is still in process, but this level of devotion
from the locals shows the excellent progress that has been made
by Mick and Dowroong.