Ground Breaks in Vietnam

Sunday, March 18, 2012 | posted by Unknown |
Construction of Global Playground’s school in Khe Sanh, Vietnam broke around Wednesday March 14. Although the site clearance and foundation work began at the end of February, the official groundbreaking ceremony was held last week when all government officials could attend.

When construction is finished, the school will serve 140 students in grades 1 through 5 with a total of eight teachers. Global Playground has partnered with the Global Community Service Foundation to make this project a reality.

Global Community Service Foundation Country Director Max Talcott and Central Vietnam Director Mr. Tam Nguyen attended the ceremony.

The community was represented at the ceremony by the Huong Hoa District Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee (PPC) and the director of the Department of Education. The Khe Sanh township, Ms. Huong, PPC Chairman and the principal of the Khe Shanh school district, were also in attendance. Ms. Huong will manage the school when it is completed.

The ceremony was widely attended by the township, including over 200 children from the local area. The children gave a musical performance during the ceremony.

Global Playground’s logo was displayed on the ceremony stage and Global Playground was mentioned in Talcott’s speech addressing the community.

Global Playground’s fundraising efforts continue in the United States. This upcoming weekend a fundraising event will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia in collaboration with the College of William & Mary’s service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and social fraternity Beta Theta Pi. On March 30, Global Playground will host an “Evening Under the Stars” event in Washington D.C. to continue to raise money for the construction of the school in Vietnam.

To register for the event in Washington D.C., sign up here. More information about the Vietnam project can be found here