MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN
In order to share care and love to disadvantaged children including children with disabilities and Seedling mentees, two parties named “Laguna, sharing the full moon joy with you” were held on 10th September 2019 at Nuoc Ngot Social Protection Center and on 12th September 2019 at Laguna Lang Co to celebrate the Mid-autumn festival with these children. The events are part of a series of activities to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Banyan Tree. Interactive games between associates and the children, moon cakes, candies and stories created a happy and warm atmosphere for 63 associates, 17 Seedlings mentees, 65 children and 10 nuns from Nuoc Ngot Social Protection Centre.
BINH AN SCHOOL PROJECT
Binh An School is the only primary school in Loc Vinh commune, a poor coastal area of Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam. With only 11 classrooms, no library and over 740 students aged between 6 and 11, Binh An School did not have sufficient facilities for students as requested by the national standard, resulting in a high number of students in each class, around 35 – 41 students per class. In addition, the school had been forced to shorten lesson times so that two classes could share one room in a day. In a hope to bring a better educational environment to local students, Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF) funded 1.55 billion VND (equivalent to US$ 67,896) for the construction of two additional classrooms (56m2) and a library (112m2) at Binh An Primary School in 2019. After 26 years of operation, for the very first time, Binh An school has enough classrooms for all students and “dream has come true” as shared by Mr. Tran Xuan Tu, the school Head Master.
JOY WITH DRAWING AND MUSIC
On 25th Sept, Laguna Lăng Cô was pleased to accompany with a group of 8 guests to organize a fun drawing and musical session to more than 30 local disabled children and nuns in Nuoc Ngot social protection center. The activity used music and art as the tool for enhancing the development, bringing joy and connection for all participants, particularly the disable children.
On this day, the deaf children was encouraged to draw freely and creatively based on the simple and familiar shapes. The music section was also fun, in which, all of participated children and nuns were inspired to try to play the drum, trumpet and group dance follow the music melody. The event ended warmly with the lovely dance and singing performance from children in center.
PHU LOC FUN FOOTBALL FESTIVAL
On 24th Sept, Laguna Lăng Cô accompanied with Football For All in Vietnam organization (FFAV) to organise a Fun Football Festival for over 1200 students from 14 local schools in Phu Loc district. The 1 day event was celebrated with the purpose to encourage the sport spirit, enhance the life skill such as team work, communication etc, through football and traditional group games, as well as bring the opportunity to our children in different communities to get fun and closer together.