Urgent Global News
Through programs around the world, La Salle International Foundation helps people lead a better life. Featured here are some critical issues deserving our attention.
Viêtnam: Assistance needed to primary school serving poor children
July 12, 2014
Lasan Tan Hung, a school also known as the School for the Poor and the School of Love, is located in a poor section of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. It serves 140 elementary aged students from difficult backgrounds whose circumstances prevent them from attending regular education. They are children at-risk. Some are orphans; some suffer from HIV/AIDS; others are street workers.
Due to the commitment and love of the Brothers and their Lasallian lay partners, all students attend the school free of charge, and nearly half of the students receive free lunch. Lack of consistent funding limits the amount of students that the Brothers can support. The students learn basic skills in English and math during their time in the school.
Currently, the school needs new sanitation systems and enhanced educational experiences for the students.
You assistance is requested for the following projects:
- Four sustainable toilet units- $7,000
- Installation of better filtration systems and sinks- $2,000
- Implementation of nutrition and hygiene programs- $3,000
- Renovations for school (i.e. roof, stairwell)- $4,000
- English and Technology programs (10 desktops) and activities- $4,000
You can help us by going to our donation page and clicking on the “donate” button. On the last page of your donation, you can indicate that your gift is for this Vietnam Primary School Project.
Children and Youth At Risk
March 10, 2014
In 37 countries around the world, children and youth at risk projects care for the marginalized in society. From educationally excluded children to disadvantaged girls. From street children and orphans to victims of child abuse. From drug-addicted youth to children with HIV/AIDS. The De La Salle Brothers have programs which care for the less fortunate in society and La Salle International helps to sponsor them.
In the global realm of youth and child neglect, our solutions are local. On the ground in needy areas we are helping to assist victims of child labor, victims of child trafficking and child victims of war. We help to fund migrant and refugee children, those who are disabled and children with a mental illness.
Our 295 Lasallian programs around the world together total more than $132 million USD each year. Through the support of contributing agencies and individuals, La Salle International helps to meet the needs of neglected children.
For more information about these programs, or interest in one of our facilities in a given country, contact La Salle International. Featuring a number of our programs from around the world, a brochure of our children and youth at risk programs outlines where we offer our services within individual countries. Printed copies of the brochure are available upon request from La Salle International.