The Christopher Robert Project was unofficially launched in a Lahu village called Koob Kub. It was their first trek to any hill tribe village and here that future-founders, Lynn and Rip met a Lahu family with a young boy unable to stand on his own due to a foot deformity. Lynn and Rip would go on to provide funding for a lengthy hospitalization, physical therapy, leg braces and follow-up for three years. Unknowingly they had approached the launching pad for a renewed purpose after the loss of their only child, Christopher Robert, who had used a wheelchair.
Koob Kub is perched on top of a mountain in the middle of the jungle with breath-taking views from above the clouds. The tiny village school had no teacher; only the headman’s daughter. Four months later the tiny school burned to the ground on a sunny summer day in August. Lynn and Rip wondered who would step in to help when the answer to them was obvious. They went on to resupply the school with books, whiteboards, student’s supplies and teaching materials for the temporary school. The Christopher Robert Project donated a TV/DVD and educational videos and also repaired the school’s solar panel and provided a new battery.