Project No. 33 – Boarding house and sanitary facilities for Xuan Minh (Quang Binh district) in the north of Vietnam

Status October 1st, 2019Quang 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).ölker_Vietnams

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 October, 2019: On October 29th, 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 Xuân Minh. 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!:)
Status August, 2020: On August 28th, 2020 we can announce good news to the province of Ha Giang: Despite the difficult situation due to covid-19, we are able to finance this project. The construction should start in September 2020 and be realized until the end of the year. Our Vietnamese representative, Mrs. Bui Thu Huong, signed together with Mrs. Ly Thi Lan (DoFA Ha Giang) according contract on September 1st, 2020. Hundreds of children will soon have a suitable, safe boarding house as well as sanitary facilities. We are happy for them and will report!:)
Status October, 2020: On October 19th, 2020 we receive new pictures of Xuan Minh. The construction works have started, beginning with strong fundaments.
Status November, 2020: On November 3rd, 2020 we get new pictures and videos from Xuan Minh. The walls of bricks are growing. The weather allows the construction works to progress well. On November 18th, 2020, the new pictures and videos of Xuan Minh show us how well the construction works are progressing. The weather is good and allowed to plaster some walls already.

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.