Project No. 31 – “Never sleeping again in the kitchen!” – Construction of a boarding house in Che La, Xin Man district (Ha Giang province) in the north of Vietnam

Status October 1st, 2019: Xin Man District is 150 kilometers far from Ha Giang city. It is next to China to the north, Quang Binh district to the south, Hoang Su Phi district to the east and Lao Cai province to the west. The district is divided into 01 township and 18 communes. Xin Man has a total land area of 587,02 km2 with 66.000 people. There are 18 ethnic minorities living together in the district including Nùng, Mông, Tày, Dao, La Chí, Kinh, Phù Lá, Hoa, Pà Thẻn, Cao Lan, Mường, Ngạn, Bố Y, Khmer, Giấy, Cơ Lao, Sán Dìu and Sán Chay.ölker_Vietnams

Che La commune is about 19 km far from the district center. There are 13 hamlets in the commune. H’Mong people account for the largest percentage (50%) and Nung people with 35%. The commune has 27,26 km2 with more than 2.239 people. The commune has very difficult terrain with many slopes and high mountains, which causes the low speed of the communal socio-economic development.

In the primary school of Che La there is an emergency state. In total 425 pupils go to school in 22 classes: 1st grade (90), 2nd grade (76), 3rd grade (86), 4th grade (85) and 5th grade (88). Currently, the school has 163 boarding students. For the next school year, 250 boarding students are expected. The school has definitely not enough boarding rooms for them all. Many children already sleep in the kitchen… Furthermore the school has only 02 toilets that are downgraded and not sufficient for the large number of boarding students.

Looking towards the future, Che La commune is in need of the following:

  • 1 x boarding house with 10 rooms
  • sanitary facilities

Overall funds needed: USD 61.978,00 or approx. € 57.400,00

Next to the population of Che La (2.239 people), 425 children and their teachers would be the direct beneficiaries of this project!:)

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, 2019: On October 28th, 2019, the team of the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung), (Isabelle Müller, Corinna Buchholz, Bui Thu Huong and Tran Quang Phu) visited – on own expenses and not on the expenses of the foundation – the commune of Che La. The school is directed in a good and lovely way. The proposed site for the construction is appropriate. Directly on the site, we recognize the urgency and necessity of this project. We hope to find soon the adequate sponsor!:)