Vietnam – 20th August, 2016
Categories: Hope Project Trips
The Team arrived back in Danang this afternoon from the mountain communities. Yesterday we spent the day in a community where collaborative community development work has been underway for nearly 5 years. What a change we have seen over time!
A return to the Kindergarten saw teachers and parents pouring over images of the children from the community and clearly brought deep joy to everyone. Reports from the Principal tell us that the playground installed by the recent youth team has helped to achieve what is now a 100% retention rate of children attending the Kindergarten. Amazing!
We visited 2 families who received breeding pairs of goats in late March. These goats will be used to provide ongoing secondary income to some of the poorest among the community. They are also are a source of hope and opportunity for positive change in their lives.
The first kid was born a couple of months ago and other goats are pregnant and healthy.
Roger was the designated team leader at the Primary School and kept the team on track in high heat and oppressive humidity. The focus of work was working with community members to install 1.8 km of pipe to capture mountain water for the school’s toilets, showers and kitchen.
Some of the workforce from the community!!
Jesse in action:) It was followed by the team sweating it out, digging trenches, then burying and connecting the water pipe on the school grounds.
The moment where the pipe from mountain was connected to the pipe from the toilet block! Water security is now assured.
The Team took a short stroll after breakfast to the local market.
Kangaroo key rings were handed out by the Team to hundreds of people at the market and some beautiful exchanges were made this morning. We have seen the community melt over the past years and we know that we share a common heart of love for these communities and each other. We can’t wait to go back to these people who we have come to view as family.