Help 3rd grader Clara rebuild a kindergarten in a rural Vietnamese village that was devastated by a recent typhoon!
Check out what Clara is doing- from selling lemonade to making homemade bottlecap necklaces-- in order to raise $11,000 for this project on her citizen effect project page.
Here are some more of the details:
Trung Chanh is one of seven villages in the mountainous region of Nui Thanh District of Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. In September 2009, the area was deeply impacted by Typhoon Ketsana with the loss of life, housing, crop, fruit trees, and shrimp ponds. The poor farming families in Trung Chanh are still working to recover and struggle to make ends meet. In total, there are 286 kindergarten children in the region but only 165 children can attend school. The other 121 have to stay at home, because there is not enough classroom space in the region.
This Trung Chanh Kindergarten Construction project will give approximately 40 young children the best start possible now and for years to come by providing a kindergarten facility that is appropriately designed, well lit, comfortable, and secure. Kindergartens serve a fundamental need for young children, giving them a head start in obtaining a solid education, good social skills, and bright future. Children who are unable to attend kindergarten are at a significant learning disadvantage. Support this project and partner with the families of Trung Chanh to ensure that young children can gain the healthy intellectual development they need to succeed in their future.