Hoang Then Junior High
August 2017 – The power switches near the bunk beds were neither safe nor easily accessible for the children. So, we helped replace all 5 living quarters/rooms with new wiring and switch outlet. The roof top of this building is aluminum making the rooms so hot during the sunny days. It felt like a steam room when the fans aren’t on. However, many of the fans were broken. So, we had new fans installed in each room for the children.
“This young boy’s story touched my heart. He came to school with this only outfit, no second outfit for changing.
He told me that, he had only two outfits to wear. One is at home, when he goes home on the weekend. One he is wearing right now for school😔 Broke my heart to hear that. So that evening before I left Lai Chau, I asked principal Pho to take me shopping and I returned to school that evening before I caught my bus to Ha Noi.” — Linh
The Junior High students having their first basketball tryout. In addition to the 2 basketball sets with 4 balls. we brought the students 5 soccer balls with nets, 1 set of high jump bar and mat and 1 set volleyball with net. It’s great to see them having so much fun. Maybe there will be a future Olympian in the school
In addition to the sports equipment and electrical repairs at the Hoang Then School in Lai Chau, our Foundation also brought the kids 162 books for their school library, 1000 eggs, 100 boxes of noodles, 25 sets of uniforms, 100 warm jackets, 250 honeycomb shoes, 11 First Aid Kits and nail clippers! When Linh learned that none of the children had clippers, she made sure we gave them a few to help keep their nails trimmed.
November 2016 – Last month, the principal of Hoang Then Junior High School in Lai Chau Province reached out to our Foundation to help provide food and warm winter wear for their 139 students, many of whom stay at the school because they are unable to make the daily trek of up to 20kms over the mountainous road from their home. Last week, our dedicated and passionate CVBF team- Hoang, Phuong, Viet and Ai Linh, who were all on another project for us up north, kindly accepted the task of making this long detour to reach these children to provide the urgently needed items. In this trip, our Foundation brought to the children 80 warm jackets, 50 thick blankets, 40 bed mats, 30 kg of dry fish, 30 kg of dry baby shrimp and 9 live boars for the children and staff to raise for investment, as well as treat bags and milk cartons for each of the children. We will try to return to provide more help to these children.