Lifestart Foundation, an NGO founded in 2000 by Australian Karen Leonard in cooperation with the Quang Nam Union of Friendship Organizations, has donated clean water systems to remote schools across the central province.
In this round, Lifestart Foundation has provided five systems to five kindergartens and primary schools, including Son Ca Kindergarten, Hoa Mai Kindergarten (Dong Giang district), Que Hiep Kindergarten and Que My Kindergarten (Que Son district) and Dai Thang Primary school (Dai Loc district).
This round of donations totalled VND227 million. Over 1000 students and teaching staff benefit from this important program.
Karen Leonard said: “The accessibility to clean water remains a critical issue globally, with approximately 785 million people worldwide still suffering from clean water shortage. In an effort to provide clean and safe drinking water for the children, Lifestart Foundation is delighted to have donated water filtration systems to remote schools in disadvantaged areas in Central Vietnam, especially areas that are not privileged to have easy access to such basic resources. These water systems will contribute to ensuring the safety of drinking water for the children.”
Prior to this round of donations, in 2021, Lifestart Foundation also provided clean water systems for more than 3,000 children at 8 schools in Quang Nam, this previous donation totalled more than VND363 million.
Up to now, the Lifestart Foundation has committed more than VND590 million of clean water systems to help over 4,000 students in need at 13 schools across Quang Nam Province. In the future, Lifestart Foundation will continue this meaningful project with five remote schools in Quang Nam.
Lifestart Foundation is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese families become self-sufficient. This is achieved through their two largest projects, education scholarships for disadvantaged students and their housing improvement project.
To date, Lifestart Foundation’s investment in the disadvantaged youth of central Vietnam is in excess of VND26 billion.