Chosen By: Colin Loh, Head Roaster
The Cause: Fundraising for the Taikkyi School Building Project.
Dr Leslie Tay is synonymous with starting one of Singapore's most popular food blogs, ieatishootipost and I've been an avid fan for some time. Besides blogging about the best local food to be found around Singapore or regionally, Leslie also devotes his time to humanitarian projects. He started with the Root and Wings project in Batam, which worked towards building proper housing for an orphanage there.
This time around, Dr Tay is working in partnership with World Vision, this time to build a school and facilities in Taikkyi, Myannmar.
Located in the northern part of the Yangon region, Myanmar, is a village named Sar Hpyu Su in the Oke Pon tract of Taikkyi Township. There is currently 1 small school to service the town, the school is vulnerable to the elements, has very few amenities and poor hygiene, particularly in regards to drinking water.
World Vision's aim is to refurbish and expand the school compound to accommodate over 90 students from Kindergarten to Grade 4 (ages 6 to 10) from 2 villages in the Oke Pon village tract. Part of the refurbishment will cover the construction of a new school building, with three classrooms furnished with desks and chairs for teachers and students along with two new latrines and a water purification system. These improvements will not only impact the lives and outcomes for the students, but the whole community will be positively affected by the project.
You can read more about the project here.
The Coffee: Vista Al Bosque, Guatemala
I've chosen Guatemalan Vista Al Bosque, as I've got a feeling it will be a real money maker for my cause - it's so delicious.
When we have team meetings, we usually whip around the table and share which coffee we think is really a stand out at the moment, and Vista just keeps on coming up!
You can expect peach & nectarine flavours, sticky nougat mouthfeel, & a lingering smooth finish.