The cooperation between Vietnam Scout and Habitat for Humanity Vietnam to build the house for the poor family

The house building to the poor family was done in Tay My Hamlet, My Hoi Commune, Cao Lanh District, Dong Thap Province, Vietnam on April 2nd, 2017 under the co-operation of Habitat for Humanity Vietnam, Rover Section Commission- Vietnam Scouts and Rapper Suboi.

From the local government, there were Ms. Nguyen Thi Net- President Cao Lanh District Women's Union, Project's Vice Manager; Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong- Secretary of My Hoi Commune; Mr. Huynh Thanh Tra- Vice Chairman of My Hoi Commune People's Committee.

Habitat for Humanity is a Non- Profitable Organization- has been in over 80 Countries in the world. With the MISSION to help the poor families through helping to build the new houses, new bridges, water, disaster prevention and climate change.

Habitat for Humanity Vietnam has co-operated to the local Government to choose one poor family – Mr. Pham Hoang Dan – 38 years old and Ms. Tran Thi Kim Lan - 37 years old with 3 children at the school age. The new house with 32 square meters (8 x 4m) will be built on the land which is given by Mr. Dan's mother. The whole family has monthly income about VND 4,000,000 (lesser than USD 200), it is very tough to feed for 5 people in the family. So it is impossible for them to have a house. A HOUSE WAS THEIR DREAM!

Attending this trip, there were 3 persons from Habitat for Humanity Vietnam: Mr. Nguyen Trong Vu Binh- Senior Program Manager; Mr. Thach Thanh Minh- Supervisor. And Mr. Jordan Reabold – American Volunteer.

From Vietnam Scout, on behalf of the Volunteer group- ALT Nguyen Trong Luyen- Commissioner – Rover section; ALT Tran Thi Thu Trang; ALT Phan Tan Luan; LT Le Ngoc Hung, Leader Phan Quang Dan; Leader Vu Quang Phuc, Leader Tran Thi Thanh Uyen.

Leader Do Dinh Vuong- Nguyen Trai group Leader as the Chief of Volunteer Team with 15 members, Leader Tran Huu Chi- Deputy Leader Troop- Hai Dang – Gia Dinh Troop assisted to him as the Vice Chief, All Scouts are from Au Lac District; Bach Dang District; Non Nuoc District; Van Lang District; Hai Dang Gia Dinh Group; Nguyen Trai Group; Rabboni Group, Tao Phung Group.

At the first meeting between Ms. Lucy Kullman- Resource Development & Communications Manager from Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and Vietnam Scouts's Executive Committee Leaders: LT Tran Minh Thien- Chief Scout Executive; LT Nguyen Vinh Thinh- Chief Commissioner; LT Nguyen Tuan- International Commissioner. They have found out the COMMON COMISSION that both Scout and Habitat are aiming at is to HELP THE YOUTH HAVING THE MIND TO BUILD THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND MAKE THE WORLD BETTER AND BETTER. Two sides exchanged and discussed then decided to make a useful trip on April 2, 2017.

Through this useful trip, Vietnam Rover Scouts had the chance to study and work professionally with an International Organization (from the preparation till the time working at the site bases on their own ability which registered with the Chief of the Volunteer Team). They were very interesting with the job of the builder. They studied well and worked with full energy in order to complete the job as much as possible.

Hoping that, Vietnam Scout will have more chance to co-operate with Habitat for Humanity Vietnam as well as the other International Non- Profitable Organizations in order to be trained to become the Young Leaders in the near future.

Reported by Uyen Tran

Photos by Dan Quang

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