Project No. 33 – Boarding house and sanitary facilities for Xuan Minh (Quang Binh district) in the north of Vietnam
Status October 1st, 2019: Quang Binh is a rural district of Ha Giang province in the northeast region of Viet Nam. It is divided into 01 township and 14 communes. The district has a total land area of 791,78 km2 and a total population of 62.500 people.
Xuân Minh commune is a difficult commune of Quang Binh district. The social and economic development are far behind. The commune has 68,7 km2 with more than 2.374 people. There are 8 ethnic minorities living in the commune and Dao people account for the largest number (90%). There are 217 poor households (1.065 people) and 86 near-poor households (488 people).
The primary and secondary school of Xuân Minh is 38 kilometers far from Quang Binh district center. The school counts 455 students studying in 16 classes: Primary school: 10 classes (283 children), Secondary school: 6 classes (172 children).
Currently, 388 children and 25 teachers overnight at school. The boarding rooms are mostly made of thin steel. The rooms are overcrowded (minimum 38 children per room). The sanitary facilities are downgraded and not enough for all boarding students.
Looking towards the future, Xuân Minh commune is in need of the following:
- 1 x boarding house with 10 rooms
- sanitary facilities with WCs and showers
- 80 bunk beds and 30 steel cabinets with 6 compartments (USD 9.500 oder approx. € 8.800,00)
Overall funds needed: USD 66.763,00 or approx. € 61.800,00
Next to the population of Xuân Minh (2.374 people), 388 children and 25 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 December, 2020: On December 3rd, 2020, we get new pictures and videos from Xuan Minh. The weather is fine and allows good progresses. Many walls of the main building are getting plastered. The walls of the future sanitary facilities are growing. There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are confident to realize successfully a wonderful project!:) After all it is a big building…:) On December 17th, 2020, the new material shows us that the project progresses as planned. First floors have been tiled. New walls are getting plastered. The next step will be the fixing of the roof.
Status January, 2021: On January 5th, 2021 we received new pictures and videos from Xuan Minh. The roof is now finished. Further floors have been tiled. The sanitary facilities as well as the plastering works are done. The painting is now in progress. On January 18th, 2021, new pictures and videos show us the next progresses of our project. In the meantime all floors habe been tiled. Some painting works have still to be finished. During the last week-ends, the teachers together with the students have flattened and cleaned the entire site. Stones are now used for some strong walls in the surroundings. All people involved in the project work hard and clean. The first bunk-beds and the steel cabinets have been installed. Everybody is looking forward to the successful realization of this project with much happiness.