The school construction program aims to provide children with an adequate learning environment with school infrastructure. By partnering with communities, Room to Read ensures local involvement.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Vietnam’s infrastructure is seriously underdeveloped after decades of war. With 50% of the population under the age of 20, Vietnam’s educational system is particularly burdened. It's not uncommon for children to walk several hours just to go to school. Room to Read understands that a child's education begins with an adequate learning environment. One of our primary charters is to improve this environment by aiding with the construction of new schools and the repair of old ones.
How will this project solve this problem?
The goal of the project is to provide educational facilities for children in disadvantaged communities. Rather than simply building or paying for a new school, Room to Read materially involves the local community where the school is to be built.
Potential Long Term Impact
The communities are asked to provide some of the funding, land, material sand/or labor required to build the school. This model of community ownership produces a deep sense of commitment, and ultimately more lasting impact on education in rural areas
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,200
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,200 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $13,200.