Project No. 21 – Construction of three enclosures for the primary school of Xin Cai commune, Meo Vac district, Ha Giang Province in the north of Vietnam
Meo Vac district is 164 far from Ha Giang city, in the northeast of Vietnam. It is next to China to the north, Dong Van and Yen Minh districts to the west and Cao Bang to the south. The total land area is 57668,61 ha, among them only 22,5% agricultural area and 23% forestry land. The district counts 14627 households (77023 people) coming from 17 ethnic minorities. The H ´Mong ethnic minority (78%) is the largest one.
Now the teachers would like to make the children (that all come from ethnic minorities) aware of their roots. How that?… On the schoolyard there are three spots that could be enclosed with little, leafy walls. The first spot is the main entrance, the first place you see when entering the schoolyard. A nice entrance, built in the native style, would welcome the children. The second spot is the staircase (at the back of the main building) going to the former boarding houses and habitations of the teachers. Because the construction method would be the one of the ethnic minority natives, the children would remember where they come from. They would be proud of their origin and identity. Furthermore the boarding children would be related to their families that they surely miss while they have to stay at school during the week. The third spot leads to the classrooms in the lower part of the schoolyard. Enclosed with stones and mortar, this passage would be safer for the children and nicer when planted.
The primary school of Xin Cai made tremendous progresses since we supported it and keeps on making efforts. The children are still taught how to produce honey by themselves with some own beehives. The teachers are proactive. In our opinion, it should be rewarded!:) The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) wants therefore to support this project, in order to strengthen the identity of these children and to give them a feeling of homeland.
3 enclosures with green areas
The costs for the construction of 3 enclosures would usually amount USD 2.000,00 (or € 1.740,00). But through the active participation of the teachers to the construction, the half of the costs can be saved. The total volume reduces itself to:
Overall funds needed: 1.000,00 USD (or approx. 870,00 €)
As a turnover foundation, the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) can provide help directly. We would like to carry out this project, but are dependent on every financial donation. We remain optimistic that we will be able to collect the necessary funds.
In cooperation and in continuous contact with our Vietnamese partners, we will as always supervise and guide this project personally and on site. We will report on the progress regularly.
We would be delighted if you were to provide us with moral and financial support in this endeavor. Thank you very much!
Status October, 2018: Already in July, 2018 a family from Duisburg contacted us and sponsored with a donation the whole project (Thank you very much for your help!:)). On October 6th, 2018 a two person team of the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller and Corinna Buchholz) visited (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) the primary school in Xin Cai commune. The enclosures and stairs are almost finished and look beautiful. After completion of the construction works at the end of November, we will report again.
Status November, 2018: The project was realized successfully on time at the end of November, 2018.
Status March, 2019: On March 18th, 2019 the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) team (Isabelle Müller, Corinna Buchholz and Truc Pham) visits (at one’s own expenses and not at the expenses of the foundation) the commune of Xin Cai, Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province. We visit the primary school of Xin Cai and check the state of the enclosures that have been sponsored. They look great and are very robust. We are satisfied!:)
Status October, 2019: Our Team visits on October 30th, 2019 Xin Cai. The new stairs and walls are in good shape. Everybody is happy. We are satisfied!:)