Schools Built By SM
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..."
Our school construction projects for 2010 included:
Our overall goal for the 2010 school building program was to construct 10 new classrooms and to complete the maintenance program for all classrooms built prior to 2008.
A total of 11 new classrooms and 37 repaired/maintained classrooms were completed for the year ending December 31, 2010 in the following locations:
Our school construction projects for 2009 included:
- Vinh Hoa 1 Elementary School in Vinh Hoa village, Ut Minh Thuong district, Kien Giang province. This is a 6 classroom school built to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for a growing student population of over 300...
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...
HOUSTON, TX – Sunflower Mission (SM) and VNHelp have completed building a 4-classroom school in Bac Lieu Province, VN. The completion ceremony for Cua Ga Elementary School was held on November 19, 2008.
Our overall goal for the school building program this year is 15 classrooms. This goal was established based on our ability to successfully deliver the projects in the rapid cost escalation environment and the planned 2008 fundraising effort. Our target areas for 2008 are Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Can Tho, and a province in the Central Highland such as Phu Yen.
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.