Project No. 16 – Aid appeal after the flood disaster (22nd till 26th June, 2018) in Ha Giang province in the north of Vietnam
- The “Saving Angels” of LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) are needed again!
On June 22nd, 2018 the historic centenary flood occurred in the provinces Ha Giang and Lai Chau. The devastating disaster started at night and finally ended on 26th June, 2018. The district of Quan Ba was particularly hit.
Quan Ba district is because of its poverty one of the most difficult and remote districts located at the north of Ha Giang province. The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) Team visited it already last May 2018 in order to check some new projects. The district is 46 kilometers far from Ha Giang city and one of the 7 poorest districts of the province. It has a total land area of over 53443 ha and counts 11200 people coming from 16 different ethic minorities (H´Mong (60%), Dao (14%), Tay (9%) and others). The rate of poor households is over 54% and the rate of under 5-year-old children suffering from malnutrition still remains high with 34,34%.
Constant heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides in Ha Giang province. On day one , according to the statistics of Ha Giang provincial Steering Board of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue, 5 people died (2 in Quan Ba district and 3 in Vi Xuyen district, under it 2 children aged 4 and 9). Many people were injured, aged people and young children that could not escape on time. Some are still missing. Everyone is aware: If it had not happened during school holiday, much more children would have died, due to the fact that most of the time these have to walk alone very long distances by foot to go to school!
The material balance in Quan Ba district is as follows: 17 houses completely collapsed, 22 houses have been swept away, 1400 houses have been submerged in floods. A big part of subsidiary crops (227 ha) have been destroyed and more than 140 ha rice.- and cornfields have been inundated.
Besides roads and irrigation systems, some schools and kindergartens in the districts of Quan Ba and Vi Xuyen were damaged seriously. Four days long a state of emergency was declared (from 22nd June till 26th June, 2018). The damage is amounting to millions. Together with helpers coming from the whole country, the population is now cleaning the traces of devastation. Everyone is concentrated on ones own immense distress, so that the “rescue” of the schools and Kindergartens is marginal.
Two educational facilities in the communes of Can Ty and Lung Tam are particularly in distress. 520 children and 67 teachers in total need our help. This is why LOAN Stiftung comes into action!
Can Ty is 12 kilometers far from the center of the district and one of the most difficult communes of Quan Ba. It is next to Bat Dai Son, Na Khe, Lao Va Chai, Lung Tam, Dong Ha and Thanh Van. Can Ty has four hamlets located at low areas and 4 hamlets located at high areas. The total area of the commune is 4025 ha, under it only 370 ha of agricultural area. The communes has 996 households with 4834 people, all of them are from the H´Mong ethnic minority. The rate of poverty is very high with 62,35 %. The total income rate of one person per month is approximately € 31,00.
The Boarding Primary School of Can Ty was established 2002. Since parts of the school were old and downgraded, some pupils attended school by now in other locations (Commune Center or local people’s house). Though in recent years, with very few adequate means, the school gave its best to overcome all difficulties in order to successfully accomplish the tasks of education. This school usually has 15 classes = 320 children in total. 180 children stay during the week in the boarding facilities. Approximately 81% of the children are poor.
But the historic flood set back for years the progresses of the ambitious school: many classrooms stood under six-foot water. Furniture, tables, chairs, books, teaching and learning materials, pipes and electricity systems were destroyed or swept away by the flood. The schoolyard and parts of the building were seriously damaged. The masoned fence broke to pieces. The head of the school and the teachers are desperate. The school board cannot assume the high repair cost alone. The new school year 2018/2019 will soon begin in the middle of August. Most useful things are gone or destroyed, how can the teachers teach? Appeal to the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung).
Lung Tam is 13 kilometers far from the center of the district and one of the most difficult communes of Quan Ba as well. It is next to Dong Ha, Thai An und Can Ty. Lung Tam has 7 hamlets in which four ethnic minorities live in, H´Mong, Dao, Giay and Nung. The total area of the commune is 4589,6 ha, under it only 718,86 ha of agricultural area. The communes has 859 households with 4001 people. The rate of poverty is 64,49 % (554 households or 2626 people).
The Kindergarten in Lung Tam was established 2005. There are five classrooms and 200 pupils in total go to the kindergarten. Nursery school teachers, teachers and staff (31 in total) take care of the 2-5 years old children.
This educational facility as well has to endure the same fate as Can Ty. Because of the heavy rains in June 2018 the talus behind the school collapsed. Mud and about 400 cubic meter of rock poured into the schoolyard. All the classrooms were seriously damaged and inundated. Furniture, tables, chairs, books, teaching and learning materials, pipes and electricity systems were destroyed or swept away by the flood. The head of the school and the teachers are desperate. The school board cannot assume the high repair cost alone. The new school year 2018/2019 will soon begin in the middle of August. Most useful things are gone or destroyed, how can the teachers teach? Appeal to the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung).
Since the disaster, the LOAN Stiftung organizes together with the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ha Giang province and only after accurate control of all appeals Project No 16. We urgently need donations and are now starting donation campaigns! We will finance in advance for both educational facilities following:
1) 20 Sets dining tables and chairs for the boarding pupils (USD 1.532,00 or € 1.332,00)
2) 50 Sets tables and chairs for all pupils (USD 2.013,00 or € 1.751,00)
3) 3200 notebooks for all pupils (10 pieces for each child and each subject, USD 1.260,00 or € 1.096,00)
4) 18 ceiling fans for 9 classrooms (USD 551,00 or 480,00)
5) 18 wall fans for the boarding rooms (USD 394,00 or € 343,00)
6) 70 mats for the boarding pupils (USD 168,00 or € 146,00)
7) 70 Mosquito nets for boarding pupils (USD 184,00 or € 160,00
8) 200 pairs of sandals for all children (USD 263,00 or 229,00)
9) 25 Steel cabinets for boarding pupils (USD 2.609,00 or € 2.268,00)
1) Outside playing tools for 2 playing grounds (USD 1.969,00 or € 1.712,00)
2) 50 sets tables and chairs for kindergarteners (USD 1.707,00 or € 1.484,00)
3) Transport support for all goods to both communes Can Ty and Lung Tam: USD 328,00 or 285,00
Overall funds needed: USD 12.978,00 or € 11.285,00
The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) composed 513 „Supply Packages“ costing 22,00 € each, according to the actual price proposals. Each sponsor of a package will be mentioned by name (if desired) with the remark „Saving Angel for Project No. 16” on our Website in the category “Project No. 16” after receipt of the payment to LOAN Stiftung IBAN: DE24 6665 0085 0008 9550 00. If we find 513 donors, the whole project will be completely financed. Yes we can! 🙂
Become a “Saving Angel” – for one child or more!:)
PS: If you follow us on Facebook, we’d be happy if you share this information (Post of July 10th, 2018).
P.S.: Thanks God, all the projects already realized by the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) in this area are safe and free of damage.
Status July 10th, 2018: The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) starts first donation campaigns in the social media. Looking for “Saving Angels”!
Status 11th July, 2018: The first “Saving Angels” are here and have donated for Project No 16:
Matthias Albert, Andrea Anzer-Licht, Anna-Fee Augenstein, Oliver Basten und Christina Da Cunha Basten, Hildegard Baumann, Fritz Baumgärtner, Hans Joachim Below, Wolfgang Besner, Dr. Jutta Beyerle-Müller, Sabine und Thomas Bickel (Merlins Futterkiste), Alois und Silvia Biehler, Manfred Bischoff, Gudrun Bossert, Waldemar Braun, Christophe Brungard, Corinna und Axel Buchholz, Heiderose Burandt, Gerhard Manfred Cörper, Carina Degenstein, Dang Quynh Phuong Le, De Ja Vu, Anja Diedrich, Ngoc Thuy Do, Thi Hong Hien Do, Thanh Khang Duong, Stefan Fuhrmann, Andreas Furkert, Marion Gaiser, Ulrike Gallian, Jürgen Gebert, Maia und Rüdiger Golluecke, Gerhard und Annegret Greiner, Lieselotte Gutenkunst, Le Thi Ha, Dieter und Ingrid Haas, Carmen Hafner, Jutta und Heinz Werner Harzheim, Ingrid Hauenstein, Susanne Heidler, Karlheinz und Karla Hendrich, Waltraud Herrmann, Greet Hoppe, Nicole Hornberger, Bernhard Horst, Werner Huemer, Can-Vinh Huynh, Catherine Jäger, Claudia Johannsen, Heinz und Anita Kielburger, Jörg Killinger, Helga Klasema, Alina und Joachim Kunz, Christine Lenz, Anna Liedes, Inge Luett, Petra und Dieter Magin, Verena und Konstantin Magin, Petra Mangold, Christian Maron, Andreas Michaelsen, Lena Mittal, Stephan Müller, Eveline Mostue, Linh Pham My, Mariette Nittel, Thi Minh Dieu Nguyen, Anh Tu Nguyen, Kim Nu Thu Thuy Nguyen, Le Dan Nguyen, Thi Thu Hang Nguyen, Chi Loi Nguyen, Tho Nguyen, Thu Thuy Nguyen, Trung Nguyen, Thuy Hang Ngo, OLYMP-Bezner Stiftung, Lothar und Karin Pfrommer, Frank Pietsch, Leonhard Rathgeber, Roland und Lilo Rauschmayer, Andrea Reinhard, Jürgen Reinhard, Biggi Riebel, Familie Riese (Reputatio AG), Gisela Ruf, Inge Schaier, Boris Slatina, Kurt und Christine Schmidt, Iris und Marius Schönberger, Anja Schönmann-Meyer, Helga Schulz, Angelika und Günter Schwarz, Sabine Schwandtner, Heinz-Joachim Simon, Klaus Stoll, Elke Sulzer, Christine Tapken, Hoa Thai Thi, Ninh Tran, Thi Thu Quynh Tran, Rosalie Tran, Rosalinde Trautz, Thuy Le, Sigrun Twelmeier, Mike und Sabine Ullmann, Uta Volz, Anne-Catrin Wahl, Hong Anh Wegner, Tamer Yavasöz, Nicole Zinthäfner
Status July 16th, 2018: The status of the donations (donations over facebook and direct donations to the LO-ANH Foundation = LOAN Stiftung) reaches € 5.573,94 in the first week!:)
Status July 19th, 2018: The status of the donations (donations over facebook and direct donations to the LO-ANH Foundation = LOAN Stiftung) reaches € 7.450,58!:)
Status August 3rd, 2018: The status of the donations (donations over facebook and direct donations to the LO-ANH Foundation = LOAN Stiftung) reaches € 9.309,57!:)
Status August 6th, 2018: Done!:) The project is fully financed through donations over Facebook, direct donations and a donation of OLYMP-Bezner Stiftung to the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung). The handing over of the goods is set on August 22nd, 2018 when school starts. We will report.
Status August 22nd, 2018: The official Handover Ceremony for Can Ty and Lung Tam took place on August 22nd, 2018. All the goods were delivered by truck and car. They made many children and adults very happy. We share our joy with you in our picture gallery. Please have a look and enjoy!:)
We say Thank You to all the direct and anonymous donors!:)
Status October, 2018: On October 7th, 2018 the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) team (Isabelle Müller, Corinna Buchholz) visits (at one’s own expenses and not at the expenses of the foundation) the communes of Can Ty and Lung Tam, Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province. We visit both schools that we supported after the flood. All the sponsored goods are there and facilitate the lives of the children and teachers, who would like to thank us and all our sponsors deeply.