School Water Project

Initially aligning with the event Laguna Lăng Cô Triathlon 2013 which was held in April 2013, Laguna Lăng Cô has been conducting the School Water Project with the aim to provide fresh drinking water and personal hygiene awareness for local children. The project helps to support the Vietnamese national target of alignment to the UN Millennium Development Goals. It works to provide clean water to local schools by 2015, improving sanitation, enhancing awareness, changing behaviors about sanitation and reducing polluted environment issues, which all play important roles in improving health and living condition for rural residents.

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The first beneficiaries are four primary schools in Loc Vinh, Loc Thuy commune and Lang Co town within a radius of 20 km from the resort. The schools all have polluted and unsustainable water resources and very poor sanitation. Four RO water filtration systems have been installed to filter the water and allow 1700 students to access plenty of clean drinking water. These systems are guaranteed to be well maintained in 3 school years, from 2013 to 2016.

Two hygiene training events have been organised for 240 schoolchildren in two primary schools to provide knowledge about personal hygiene and water resource conservation, each connected to the Laguna Lăng Cô Triathlon 2013 and the Faldo Series – Vietnam Junior Championship 2013. In the latter event, Laguna Lăng Cô also offered a Grass Roots Golf Clinics for 25 children from Loc Vinh school. Two golf clinics were held where the children were given basic lessons by coaches from Vietnam Golf Association and Laguna Lăng Cô.

Laguna Lăng Cô continues to call for donation and fundraising to help more schools benefit from this program. Just 2.5USD can guarantee 3 years of fresh drinking water for one student.