Opening ceremony after opening ceremony

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August 15th 2007
Published: August 15th 2007
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The Tsunami Reconstruction program has been progressing at a rapid pace. By end August we will have completed all 550 houses, 25 schools and most of the water supply and sanitation program. The last few months have seen a flurry of opening ceremonies, complete with marching bands, dancing girls, elephants, government officials, speeches and television cameras. It’s a real joy to see communities rebuilt, schools reopened and livelihoods restored. With the projects all coming to completion we are in close down phase, and steadily reducing staff numbers and closing offices. Whilst there is a sense of fulfillment in completing the work there is also a sense of sadness as we say goodbye to valued staff and good friends. Most of the work will be over by end September with just a few loose ends to tidy up after that. We are now beginning to consider our future and actively looking for a new assignment either with the same or another organization.

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15th August 2007

What a great lot of pictures. It must be hugely satisfying for you to see such friut for your labours. Love Dad and Mum
20th August 2007

Hey guys Thanks for the blogs. Hope you are all well. I look forward to hearing where your next adventure takes you guys. Miles
21st August 2007

Thank You
Hello .I live in Wellington New Zealand and I found you blog while surfing the net at work. I read each post and enjoyed it very much. I was born and have lived in Sri Lanka till I was 15, then moved to New Zealand and only visited Sri Lanka once. So I just want to say thank you very much for what you guys are doing in Sri Lanka and specially all the Risks you have taken by taking your new family back to Sri Lanka. I wish you all, the best of luck. Thank you again. Eranda

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