Project No. 32 – Construction of a new boarding house with sanitary facilities in Minh Son, Bac Me District( Ha Giang province ) in the north of Vietnam.

Status October 1st, 2019Bac Me district is 53 kilometers far from Ha Giang city. It is next to Yen Minh district in the north, Lam Binh and Na Hang districts in Tuyen Quang province in the south, Ha Giang city and Vi Xuyen district in the west and Bao Lam district in Cao Bang province in the east.

The district has 1 town and 12 communes. Bac Me has a surface of 85606,45 ha (10,77 % of the surface of the province) and is the center connecting Ha Giang and Cao Bang provinces. The population amounts 46879 people (9299 households) coming from 14 different ethnic minotities. The biggest ethnic minorities are: Dao (37%), Tay (22,34%) and H´Mong (22,21%). Other ethnic minorities as Kinh, Hoa, Pu Peo, Giay and Nung are also represented. The rate of poverty amounts 36,5% (3792 households or 10375 people).

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The commune of Minh Son is a difficult commune of Bac Me district. It is 40 kilometers far from the center of the district and 45 kilometers far from Ha Giang city. The commune has a surface of  14,774 ha and counts 6678 people. There are 529 poor households. There are 6 ethnic minorities living together, including Dao, Tay, H´Mong (50&), Nung and Kinh.

In total 914 children go to the different schools that are employing 81 teachers. In the primary school of Minh Son there are 8 classes (225 children, including 217 children of ethnic minorities). This school year (2019-2020) 141 children in total stay at the boarding house. Next year there will be additional 139 to 159 boarding students. The school will not be able to shelter all students appropriately, and if yes only under unbearable conditions for the children. Until now, the school only has 2 rooms at disposal (70 children per room with 40 square meters).

The school doesn’t have a “real” kitchen. The meals are cooked in a barrack outside under each weather situation. The children must eat in the classrooms because there is no canteen. Furthermore, there are only 2 small toilets for all.

Looking towards the future, Minh Son commune is in need of the following:

  • 1 x building with 10 bedrooms for 160 children
  • sanitary facilities
  • 80 bunk beds and 30 steel cabinets with 6 compartments (USD 9.500,00 or € 8.800,00)

Overall funds needed: approx. USD 74,172,00 (or approx. € 68.680,00)

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 November, 2019: On November 5th, 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 Minh Son. 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!:)