School & Orphanage Building Program

Case Studies of VNF’s Development projects to build new or to upgrade existing schools and orphanages in poor and disadvantaged communities and villages in remote rural areas of Vietnam:

Hương Sen Kindergarten, Phụng Hiệp District, Hậu Giang Province

  • The old dilapidated and unsafe Kindergarten.

    The old dilapidated and unsafe Kindergarten.
  • Brand new Kindergarten with capacity for 60 children

    Brand new Kindergarten with capacity for 60 children

VNF partnered with the local District Red Cross and the local community to construct a new Kindergarten for 60 children in Phụng Hiệp District in a poor rural remote area, to replace dilapidated and unsafe facilities.

Local community donated land, and contributed 300 labour-days for construction-related activities and work.

Tô Hiệu Primary School, Tuy Đức District, Dak Nong Province

  • The old sub-standard classroom was not a suitable learning environment for these keen students

    The old sub-standard classroom was not a suitable learning environment for these keen students
  • Brand new 3-classroom building complete with toilet facilities

    Brand new 3-classroom building complete with toilet facilities
  • Opening day – Children and their teachers loved their classroom.

    Opening day - Children and their teachers loved their classroom.

VNF partnered with Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper and the local community to fund and project manage the construction of a 3-classroom Primary school in Dak Ngo Community, a poor and underprivileged rural remote area with 80% H’Mong Ethnic population.

The school’s 3 new large classrooms and toilets facilities catered for 198 primary school students. Local Community participated at grassroots level by donating 2000 m2 of land, man-power to clear the site and site levelling, and locally made classrooms furniture.

Phong Mỹ Kindergarten, Cao Lãnh District, Đồng Tháp Province

  • Inside the old Kindergarten “classroom”

    Inside the old Kindergarten “classroom”
  • The new spacious classroom proving a more suitable learning environment for young children.

    The new spacious classroom proving a more suitable learning environment for young children.
  • Three cheers from the delighted children

    Three cheers from the delighted children

The primitive timber and corrugated metal roof kindergarten for 40 young children was demolished and replaced with a new brick building funded by Vietnam Foundation, complete with  toilet and shower facilities supplied with water pumped from the nearby river. The new facility now caters for the educational and developmental needs of 60 children.

Mái Ấm Tình Thương (Home of Love) Orphanage, Lagi, Bình Thuận Province

  • Children at the Home of Love Orphanage

    Children at the Home of Love Orphanage
  • Architecture model of the new extension building

    Architecture model of the new extension building
  • New extension building during construction

    New extension building during construction

Vietnam Foundation provided part-funding to build an extension to the over-crowded facilities of Mái Ấm Tình Thương (Home of Love) Orphanage in Lagi, Bình Thuận Province. The new facility is capable of accommodating 150 orphans as well as providing food and dispensing medicines to support up to 300 disabled persons and local people affected by Agent Orange.

Mái Ấm Hồng Ân (Home of Grace) Orphanage

  • Mealtime at the Orphanage

    Mealtime at the Orphanage
  • Renovated living, sleeping and studying areas

    Renovated living, sleeping and studying areas
  • Children used to sleep on the floor

    Children used to sleep on the floor
  • New beds funded by Vietnam Foundation

    New beds funded by Vietnam Foundation

Vietnam Foundation provided funding for a number of facility upgrades and innovative Environmental measures to improve the living condition for children and staff at Home of Grace Orphanage in Tây Ninh. The Orphanage, which was started by a disabled Charity worker, caters for 30 children, aged from a few months to 16 years old, some of them severely disabled. Facility upgrades and Environmental initiatives included:

  • Renovation of the living, sleeping and studying areas, providing them with ceiling fans, book shelves, beds, beddings and mosquito nets.
  • Acquiring 20 piglets for a new piggery to provide a source of food and income for the orphanage
  • Install a Biogas system. utilising wastes from the pigs as fuel to provide a source of free, clean energy for cooking, resulting in a saving of VND 10 Million from the orphanage’s annual fuel bill of VND 18 Million

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