One of the most significant barriers to education for school-age children in the rural part of Vietnam is access to schools, particularly in the most socially and economically disadvantaged ethnic communities located high and deep in the mountains. Where schools exist in these remote communities, they usually are very far, in very poor conditions and often lack basic amenities such as electricity, water, and adequate toilet facilities.

Kengdu village is the poorest and farthest in Nghe An. The community makes up of ethnic Hmong and Tay people. 96% of the population live below poverty and many households are still without electricity. Kengdu I Elementary School was built in 1998, and the infrastructure has severely deteriorated over the years. The local villagers cannot afford to rebuild a new school.

The children in these remote mountainous areas not only face limited education opportunities, but they are also affected by the severe weather and poor living conditions.


During our visit in March of 2021, our Project Supervisor, Mr. Kenny Dam was able to inspect the school conditions and found that it was in desperate need of repair and upgrade. With your help, LSF is excited to build a new school for over 125 students. he new school building is estimated to cost $20,530. The cost covers 5 classrooms, restrooms, and a concrete surface playground. Our generous partner, Quy Xay Truong Vung Cao will help sponsor new classroom furniture, which cost an additional of $2,300.The new school is projected to complete by September or October of 2021.

See more pictures of the old school below:


After two years of Covid-19 pandemic shutdown, the Lotus School Foundation team was filled with excitement as we finally embarked on our visit to Kengdu School 1, marking its grand opening. Enduring a 16-hour drive from Hanoi, we arrived at the tallest and most remote location in Nghe An. To our delight, the school stood in impeccable condition, and the children radiated pure joy upon receiving their guests. With its five classrooms, this new school will provide a transformative learning experience for 125 students residing in one of the most impoverished villages in Nghe An. The Lotus School Foundation expresses profound gratitude to its donors and supporters, as it is their unwavering contributions that have made this awe-inspiring journey possible.

The Lotus School Foundation expresses profound gratitude to our donors and supporters, as it is their unwavering contributions that have made this possible.


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