The Lotus School Foundation is excited to break ground on our 28th project with the building of Pang Sang Elementary School. We are profoundly grateful to the founders of Hope Foundation Global, Dr. Dat Nguyen, and his wife, Dr. Anh Trinh along with their family and friends for partnering with LSF to sponsor their 4th school.
Pang Sang School is located 11km away from town in one of the poorest communities in Son La with more than 80% of the villagers living in deep poverty. There is a 7km of dirt roads, and steep mountain slopes, which are very difficult to travel. In the last few years, many villagers from other areas have migrated to Mai Son so the population has significantly increased in the area. As a result, there are not enough classrooms to accommodate the growing number of students. Currently, third, fourth, and fifth graders at Pang Sang School are being divided into three groups. One of the groups is currently learning in the Cultural Center building, but the condition is severely deteriorating. The other two groups of students travel a long distance between 7km –11km (4-7 miles) each day to attend classes at neighboring schools – Na Vien and Co Tinh schools.
The school building is estimated to cost $14,059. The cost covers three classrooms, 2 restrooms, a 100m2 concrete surface playground area, school main entrance signage, and new classroom furniture.
The new school is expected to complete by October 2022.
See more pictures of the old school below: