Project No. 38 – Books for a better future

Writing books and doing good. These activities always fill my heart with happiness and joy. Reading books as well. Because books can not only expand our level of education, take us into wide worlds and inspire us to dream. Books can also change a life and thus positively influence the generation of tomorrow.

Thus while reading, I think of the children of the most remote regions of Vietnam and I get a little saddened: Most of them still have to struggle with big poverty and long, dangerous ways to school. Their school facilities often do not have enough resources to provide them with children’s books and other learning materials.

Apparently I wasn’t the only person with this thought. So Ms. Vu Thi Yen from Ho Chi Minh City started the “1000 books for highland children” initiative on December 19th, 2021 for the benefit of the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung). After a professional assessment, used, well-preserved books should find their way to the children of Ha Giang Province (1st to 12th grade) for a beginning.

Since a team from the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) is on site and knows the situation there very well, we will soon be able to find the suitable school facilities that need this support the most.

Depending on the arrival of the donated books, we plan to make two handovers: One before the Tet holidays (Asian New Year in February 2022) and the next in Autumn 2022 at the start of the new school year.

We would like to thank Ms. Vu Thi Yen for this great initiative!:) We also thank our Vietnamese team on site for the perfect coordination of this project! 🙂

We will report.

Status Dezember, 2021: On December 27th, 2021, four large boxes with a total of 500 books have been sent to Ha Giang. The books are suitable for grades 1 to 5 and have been carefully examined and packaged by Ms. Vu Thi Yen. Numerous well-preserved books from private individuals, but also many vouchers from organizations, shops, authors, journalists, etc … have been donated. The joy in implementing this initiative is immense.

The first delivery is to be handed over to the primary school in Nan Xin (our Project No. 34) in mid-January 2022 at the handover ceremony of our new boarding house directly to the children and teachers. This school facility will have a small, exquisite library.

Status January, 2022: Change of plan: Due to the damp weather, our project in Nan Xin cannot be handed over as planned in January 2022. The painting work must be done in warm weather. So we decided to hand over the first shipment of books to the elementary school in Che La (our Project No. 31). There we officially handed over the new boarding house for 160 children on December 4th, 2022. This school facility is run lovingly and with full dedication. The many children will soon get great books in January, 2022. Of course we will try to send books for Nan Xin to the children at a later date. We will report.

On January 10th, 2022, we handed over 500 books to the children and teachers of Che La (Xin Man District, Ha Giang Province). Their joy was immense!:) Now the primary school is well supplied with books. Our deepest thanks to all supporters and donors.

Status March, 2022: On March 15th, 2022 I personally visited Ms Vu Thi Yen in Ho Chi Minh City. Full of enthusiasm, she showed me the new books and vouchers that her donors had sent. Once again, a large number of books have come together for the poorest children in Vietnam. Our team plans to officially hand over again 500 books to the children of Nan Xin (our Project No. 34) on May 13th, 2022 at the inauguration of our new boarding house for 160 children. We will report.

Status April, 2022: Our loyal sponsor CML Jacob-Hoeft-Stiftung supports this project with a donation of € 1,000.00. Thank you very much! 🙂

Status May, 2022: On May 13th, 2022, after the official handover of our new boarding house in Nan Xin (Project No. 34), our team handed over 500 books to the primary school students (Project No. 38 “Books for a better future”).

All these books were collected by Ms Vu Thi Yen on her own initiative in order to make reading material accessible to the poorest children in Vietnam. The kids were very happy! 🙂
We say THANK YOU to Ms Vu Thi Yen and to all donors who have contributed to this great success!:)