Project #169 | Educational Empowerment in Vietnam

Our partnership with PeaceTrees Vietnam

In the two western-most districts of the Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, near the Lao border, over three-quarters of the people in the region are members of either the Van Kieu or Pa Ko ethnic minorities. Ethnic minority communities face significant linguistic, educational, and cultural barriers. The poverty rate in this area is more than 50% among ethnic minority families. In addition, injuries suffered from unexploded ordinance left over from the Vietnam war not only puts families at immense risk, but places more financial strain on families who need medical care. As a result, children are often unable to attend school, ultimately sinking into a cycle of poverty as they grow up without an education and few economic opportunities. 

One Day’s Wages partnered with PeaceTrees to support children in Prin Thanh Village receiving educational empowerment which  otherwise unavailable. Access to education is a proven poverty reduction measure as it allows children to go to school, develop tangible skills, and become more economically secure. The Educational Empowerment Project recognized that interventions must be both holistic and strategically targeted for students to continue their education successfully. PeaceTrees Vietnam was able to successfully construct a new kindergarten classroom that doubles the capacity of the existing kindergarten, provide nutritious lunches for kindergarten children, and award scholarships to support low income minority students’  who’s families had been affected by a landmine accident. .

Our collective impact

Scholarships Provided

School Lunches Provided

Children Impacted

Meet Nguyen

Nguyen has been an early child educator in Prin Thanh Village for 10 years. Prior to the construction of of Prin Thanh Kindergarten, Hien was teaching 3-5-year-old children all in the same classroom, which made it very difficult to find teaching approaches suitable for all of the children at the same time. In addition, the kindergarten building was unable to accommodate all of the children in the village, meaning that some children had to travel up to 2km away from their homes to attend school. However, with the construction of the Prin Thanh classroom, at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year Ms. Hien and the other kindergarten teachers have been able to separate the children by age, which, she says, “allows for more effective teaching and accommodations for all of the kindergarten aged children in the village!”

Thank you for making this possible!

Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.

If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our children’s education fund.

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