Extension of the kindergarten in Sua Nhe Lu, Xin Cai commune, Ha Giang province in the north of Vietnam

Status September 2016

On September 13, 2016 the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller, Gabi Siegloch and Corinna Buchholz) visited (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) the village Sua Nhe Lu, Xin Cai commune, Ha Giang province in the north of Vietnam.

The nature reserve of Sua Nhe Lu is located at an altitude of 1300 meters and covers 549 hectares along the main road. 40 families (247 inhabitants) live here and 23 of these families are very poor. All villagers belong to the Hmong minority.

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There are 54 school-age children:

  • 21 attend kindergarten (12 girls, 9 boys)
  • 12 attend preschool
  • 21 attend elementary school (11 girls, 10 boys).

The current kindergarten is 6 kilometers away from the center of Xin Cai. Even though there are enough teachers, education is not ideal due to insufficient space for classes to take place. Lessons are given in shifts and classes are not organized according to age groups.

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.

Status October 07, 2016

Together with our Vietnamese partners, we used plans and cost estimates to determine what elements are needed and how urgent they are.
Looking towards the future, the village Sua Nhe Lu, Xin Cai commune is in need of the following to guarantee a local, full daycare and preschool for the currently 35 to 40 children:

  1. 1 x 1 Building with 3 classrooms, cost approx. 31,000.00 USD
  2. 1 x Sanitary facility with 4 toilets, 2 sinks, 1 water tank, costs approx. 8,500.00 USD
  3. Furniture: Total costs approx. 1,200.00 USD; consists of
    1. 11 x Chair and desk sets; approx. 36.90 USD each (= 405.90 USD)
    2. 6 x Chair and desk sets; approx. 27.90 USD each (=167.40 USD)
    3. 2 x Shelves; approx. 84.35 USD each (=168.70 USD)
    4. 2 x Kindergarten cloakrooms 1.2 m x 1.5m, approx. 38.25 USD each (= 76.50 USD)
    5. 2 x Shoe shelves 125 x 27 x 42 cm, approx. 14.40 USD each (= 28.80 USD)
    6. Summer and winter blankets, sleeping mats, pillows and pillowcases for 12 children (overall costs: 312.50 USD)

Overall funds needed for building, sanitary facility and basic equipment: approx. 41,000.00 USD (or approx. 37,000.00 €).

Construction time: approx. 120 working days after placing the order.

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 2016

On December 13, 2016 the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle, Rebecca and Stephan Müller) visited (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) the village Sua Nhe Lu. The financial support for this project through the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) was stipulated in a contract on that day. End of December 2016: Construction work has already started and first trenches for the fundaments were made.

Status February 2017:

All foundations for the three classrooms and the sanitary facility are completed. The first walls are in progress.

Status March 2017:

The buildings are standing and some parts are plastered. The project is progressing as planned.

Status April 2017:

Beginning of April: The roof is completed and the classrooms are being tiled. The first internal coating has been done. Mid-April: : The electricity is working, ventilators are installed on the ceilings and the furniture is being screwed together. The buildings have been painted on the outside. End of April: The written, proper handover of the premises to the Vietnamese authorities is taking place. All requirements were met as specified in the contract.

Status June 22, 2017:

The LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller, Corinna Buchholz and Werner Huemer) officially approves the new building on-site on June 22, 2017. After their summer vacation, the children in Sua Nhe Lu will be able to enjoy attending their first, age-appropriate classes in their home village.

Status March, 2019: On March 18th, 2019 the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) team (Isabelle Müller, Corinna Buchholz and Truc Pham) visits (at one’s own expenses and not at the expenses of the foundation) the commune of Xin Cai, Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province.  Sua Nhe Lu is on our way. We make a short stop there without advance notice. The building is in good shape (only two tiles of the stairs outside that are damaged must be replaced). Classes are going when we arrive. The children and the teachers are very happy to see us. The classrooms are well kept and in full use. We are satisfied!:)

Status May, 2019: On May 10th, 2019 the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) team (Isabelle Müller and Corinna Buchholz visits (at one’s own expenses and not at the expenses of the foundation) the commune of Xin Cai, Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province. The broken tiles of the stairs have been repaired. We are satisfied.

Status April, 2021: The newest videos and pictures from Sua Nhe Lu show a motivated teacher and happy children during their daily school routine. We are happy!:)

Status September, 2021: School in Sua Nhe Lu has started again. We have received new pictures of the daily life of the students. The new classrooms are well used. We are happy!:)