"'Love Education Fund' currently focuses on educational and basic needs of children in Lang Son Province. Begun in 2007, the first project was to provide drinkable water for two satellite elementary schools. Building a well and providing a filtration system completed this project successfully in early 2008. In the fall of 2008, the project provided clothing, school supplies, and blankets to the 40 poorest children in the main school."
She has started a new project that sounds amazing. I am excited for her and the children of Vietnam. She can describe it better then me so here is the email I got from her.
" Hi everyone,
Finally we are ready to begin our next project in Lang Son. We will help
improve the nutrition of the poorest children of the 2 satellite elementary
schools. These are the schools where we successfully built a well and filtration
systems last year and completed a few smaller projects.
The project, Food for Thought will provide chickens (hens, roosters, feed) to
the families of these children in exchange the children will bring cooked eggs
to school to share at lunch. About 40 poorest children live too far to travel
home for lunch; the school provides rice for them. These are the children we
want to help. When the family's number of hens have doubled they will give some
to another family on our list.
We have 2 college students volunteering for several weeks very soon. They will
go with staff to implement this chicken program.
I am so excited about beginning this project.
For those of you who donate 5.00 usd, your name will be included on a plaque
to set at the main school. I thought about having our children or you name one hen or
rooster that each family receives- I just don't think we can realistically keep
track of the named chickens- you can name them for the fun of it along with
your donation. I'll try to keep track!!
I'll have plenty of picture on my blog and the website as this gets rolling.
for more info and to see the inspiring chicken behind 'food for thought'
go to www.charitabledreams.blogspot.com
I will be donating in honor of my children from Lang son. Please consider donating at least $5.00. Think what an ongoing difference you can make in the life of a whole family in Vietnam for the price of one latte or happy meal. Don't these precious little children deserve to learn with a full belly?
You can donate through www.familiesinvietnam.org click on top on Love Education Fund- once on that page, click donate:)