News 06/18 - Girlpower: Clean water for the girls of Dak To, Vietnam
Updated: Feb 12, 2019
AKfC e.V. supporting Priest Tuyen & the girls from DAK TO Shelter, KON TUM Province, Vietnam A few weeks ago we have introduced you to the girls from Dak To, Kon Tum Province, Vietnam. In early March 2018 we visited this small shelter with 28 girls from different Ethnic Minorities, aged from 15 to 18 years. The shelter was founded by priests of a nearby Catholic Curch in 2012. The Vietnamese Priest Nguyen Huu Tuyen is taking care of the girls and has been working in Dak To for 5 years now.
Priest Tuyen is practically in need of everything and on some days can hardly feed the girls. They have no support at all from the government or other NGOs. Mostly they get small donations from the locals.The girls speak Sedang and Ro Ngao, the ethnic languages of their tribes. Since last year they are also studying Vietnamese at the local governmental school, which is a big improvement. The living conditions however - how they cook, sleep & study - remain very poor and unsafe.
The girls have a well but it was built near a sump, which means that the water is not clean. Therefore AKfC e. V. is now installing a new water pump for the girls from Dak To orphanage.
Project & estimated costs of the water pump/ well in order to obtain clean water: approx. 4,000 USD. We would also like to remind you that the money we raise - your kind & generous donations - are invested 1 to 1 into our children in need. This means that travel expenses, bank transfers, account fees etc. are paid out of privately held fund by the team of AKfC e. V. Please stay tuned for more updates soon!