On March 27, 2011 the Friendswood, Texas community came together for a single purpose: to raise funds to build a three-classroom school in Vietnam in memory of Eagle-Scout hopeful, David Manusov. Two months and $25,000+ in donations later, the groundbreaking ceremony for David's school took place halfway across the world, in Vinh Phuc commune, Giang Thanh district, in Kien Giang, Vietnam..."
On July 1, 2009, Jonathan, 10 years old, accompanied his parents, Mr. Peter Cuong Tran (Sunflower Mission’s former director and now advisor) and Mrs. Khanh Tran, to attend the completion ceremony for Vinh Hoa Elementary School in Kien Giang...
In 2007, our focus for school projects continued to be in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam. Specifically we concentrated our efforts in the coastal province of Kien Giang and built a total of 20 classrooms in 10 schools throughout the province. In all, over 1000 students will benefit from these schools for years to come.
On December 8, I left Houston to fly back and spend 3 days in Viet Nam. The main purpose is to attend the completion ceremony for the 3 schools in the vicinity of Kien Giang that SM has just finished: Binh Giang 2 (4 classrooms), Nam Thai (2 classrooms) and Co Khia. (2 classrooms).
Sunflower Mission (SM) VN Project Coordinator, SM VN Scholarship Coordinator and SM supporters from Vietnam were at the Completion Ceremony. As usual, the students who attended the ceremony received gifts from the SM representatives.
Dinh Hoa 1 - Rung Cam elementary school is a two classrooms project which was completed in July 2006. Completion ceremony was held July 21, 2006.
Dinh Hoa commune is located in the remote area of Go Quao district of Kien Giang province. This commune has a large number of Khmer population and is considered to be one of the poorest commune in the area.