Improving the Quality of Life in Impoverished Rural Communities
CONSTRUCTION OF CẢ MÉP ROAD
(VESAF Road No. 1)
An Bình Hamlet, An Nhơn Commune, Thạnh Phú District, Bến Tre Province
Specifications: Concrete road, 3,415 m long, 0.8 m wide, and 0.08 m thick
Financial support: VESAF
Logistic and technical support: Nhóm Ái Hữu Công Chánh Sàigòn (AHCC Saigon, Fellow Civil Engineers Group in Saigon) and local volunteers
With the logistic and technical support of AHCC Saigon and local volunteers, VESAF financed the construction of CẢ MÉP Road in An Bình Hamlet, An Nhơn Commune, Thạnh Phú District, Bến Tre Province. This new concrete road (3,415 m long, 0.8 m wide, and 0.08 m thick) has replaced the old, muddy, and slippery walkway that runs through a rough terrain between rice fields. It facilitates transportation for over 50 families in the village, including nearly 60 school children from grade school to high school. In addition, over 30 families living in the surrounding countryside are now using this road for their daily activities and trade with the village, stimulating the local economy.
CONSTRUCTION OF LONG HƯNG 2 BRIDGE
(VESAF Bridge No. 3)
Long Hưng 2 Hamlet, Hòa Minh Commune, Châu Thành District, Trà Vinh Province
Specifications: Steel-reinforced concrete bridge, 36.5 meter long and 2.2 meter wide
Financial support: VESAF and Ông-Bà Đặng Trần Tú
Logistic and technical support: Nhóm Ái Hữu Công Chánh Sàigòn (AHCC-Saigon, Fellow Civil Engineers Group in Saigon) and local volunteers
07/03/2016: Groundbreaking Ceremony
07/26/2016: Beginning of Construction
In collaboration with AHCC-Saigon, who provided logistic and technical support, VESAF funded the construction of LONG HƯNG 2 Bridge in Long Hưng 2 Hamlet, Hòa Minh Commune, Châu Thành District, Trà Vinh Province. This steel-reinforced concrete bridge, 36.5 m long and 2 m wide, has replaced the old, shaky wooden structure across a small river. The new bridge improves the quality of life for over 70 families in the village and surrounding areas, including nearly 50 school children who cross over it daily on their way to school.
View the construction of this bridge on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2
CONSTRUCTION OF ÔNG KIỆT BRIDGE AND BA NHIỄU CANAL ROAD
(VESAF Bridge No. 4 & VESAF Road No. 2)
Phạm Kiệt Hamlet, Khánh Bình Commune, Trần Văn Thời District, Cà Mau Province
Specifications: Bridge: steel-reinforced concrete, 24 m long, and 2.2 m wide. Road: concrete, 330 m long, 1 m wide, and 8 cm thick
Financial support: VESAF
Logistic and technical support: Nhóm Ái Hữu Công Chánh Sàigòn (AHCC-Saigon) and local volunteers.
09/15/2016: Beginning of Construction
In collaboration with AHCC-Saigon, who provided logistic and technical support, and local volunteers, VESAF funded the purchase of building materials for the construction of ÔNG KIỆT Bridge and BA NHIỄU CANAL Road in Phạm Kiệt Hamlet, Khánh Bình Commune, Trần Văn Thời District, Cà Mau Province. The steel-reinforced concrete bridge, 24 m long and 2.2 m wide, has replaced the old, shaky wooden structure across the Ba Nhiễu canal. The concrete road has replaced a muddy and slippery walkway that runs along this canal. The new bridge and road improve the quality of life for families in the village and surrounding areas, including school children who cross over the bridge daily on their way to school.
View the construction of this bridge on YouTube
Scholarship for Students in Need and Improving Access to Education
LÊ ĐÌNH DƯƠNG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Trường Trung Học Cơ Sỡ Lê Đình Dương
(Điện Trung Village, Điện Bàn District, Quảng Nam Province)
During school year 2015-2016, VESAF has provided merit-based scholarships to 14 underprivileged students and a number of awards to deserving students at Lê Đình Dương Middle School, located in the Village of Điện Trung, Điện Bàn District, Quảng Nam Province. In addition, funds were provided to acquire 5 new computers and 2 new microscopes for the school's science lab.
Food and Clothing for Orphans
MÁI ẤM TÌNH THƯƠNG CENTER
Trung Tâm Mái Ấm Tình Thương
(Hòa Châu Commune, Hòa Vang District , City of Đà Nẳng)
VESAF made a contribution to Mái Ấm Tình Thương Center to provide milk, clothing, and toys for the orphans. This Center, affiliated with Quang Châu Temple, is home to more than 100 orphans, ranging in age from newborn infants to teenagers, and also provides lodging, meals, clothing, and medical care to old, poor, and dependent individuals without families.