Build a School Library for Khe Sanh

 
$29,600
$3,134
Raised
Remaining
Mar 29, 2013

1st Year Progress Report

Architect and headmistress at construction site
Architect and headmistress at construction site

Dear GlobalGiving Friends,

The Khe Sanh Library project is moving forward with spring.  Global Community Services Foundation has been working with the architect to finalize the library design.  We continue to maintain close collaboration with the headmistress of the school so that the outcome of the library will meet the expectations of the teachers and students.  GCSF has finalized the list of 3 contractors for the construction contract.  These builders were selected using the following criteria:  (1) they are well-respected contractors and maintain high standards in their construction work, (2) they employ local workers and utilize locally sourced building materials where available, and (3) they are familiar with working in mountainous areas and in unpredictable weather conditions.  The final bids will come in by the end of the month, and then GCSF will select a contractor.  GCSF has negotiated a final memorandum of understanding with the school and local Education and Training Department.  This agreement will signify governmental approval of the project.

Based on meeting our fundraising goals, the school administrators in Khe Sanh have recommended library construction begin by early May.  This will avoid untimely delays due to inclement weather.  The construction is anticipated to require 2 months, and this will allow for continued fundraising to furnish the library with books, computers and desks.  The students, teachers and residents of Khe Sanh are very excited to see this project move forward, and we at GCSF are grateful to all contributors for the successful launch on GlobalGiving this past year.   

Respectfully,

Nguyen Xuan Tam

GCSF Central Vietnam Representative

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Project Leader

Tam Nguyen

Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

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Map of Build a School Library for Khe Sanh