Education is a basic human right that plays a key role in human, social, and economic development What your money is helping us achieve Providing opportunity to ethnic minority children and their families Thank You! 200 children now at school in Ha Giang and Quang Nam provinces
 
Education is a basic human right that plays a key role in human, social, and economic development

Education is a basic human right that plays a key role in human, social, and economic development

What your money is helping us achieve

What your money is helping us achieve

Providing opportunity to ethnic minority children and their families

Providing opportunity to ethnic minority children and their families

Thank You! 200 children now at school in Ha Giang and Quang Nam provinces

Thank You! 200 children now at school in Ha Giang and Quang Nam provinces

Ongoing projects in 2019 to assist families and children in need

2019 looks like being a huge year for us and our role is becoming clearer as we move about and begin to grasp the various needs within communities. At present we have 3 main activities:

  • Youth: Helping 210 children experience the full school program. Assisting school graduates to advance to Vocational studies and University where appropriate.
  • Families: Silk Worm farming community project to assist poor families to create an income and start a better financial future in one of the poorest regions.
  • Families and Elders: A micro-banking loan to lift living standards and help the elders prepare for retirement, which in the mountains means stopping work when you are no longer capable of working.

Ongoing generosity from our loyal supporters enabled us once again to undertake new challenges in Ha Giang Province, one of the poorest of Vietnam’s 58 provinces.

We were able to maintain our support for 100 students in that province, plus our 100 in Quang Nam Province despite the decline in value of our currency. This was a priority for us as the families could not afford a reduction in our financial assistance.

In view of the weakening dollar and the very tight Australian economy we decided that rather than add students to our education lists we would tackle a couple of discretionary projects on a trial basis in order to spread a little help more widely as so many families need a hand.

Micro-banking had been trialed the year before and looks very promising indeed, so this year a further 13 families came aboard. Details on this website under the “Projects” tab will give you some idea of what we are doing with your support. It is also looking good, with some of our clients looking highly entrepreneurial and apparently thoroughly enjoying their changed economic outlook. We will monitor their progress.

Platypus Fundraising Motorcycle adventures

Register your interest in one of our 2019 Platypus Motorcycle adventures.

rest breakThroughout 2019 we are offering Motorcycle adventures through some of the most spectacular parts of Vietnam from the North to the South.
Which ever itinerary you select we guarantee it will provide a good deal of excitement and enjoyment and an opportunity to practice riding skills you may not have used for years on your city jaunts.

Please be aware our rides to date have attracted great reviews and sell out regularly, so if you are interested in any ride please contact us so we can at least process your interest and hold a saddle for you. Feel free to contact Bob Greer on 0421 633 145 if you wish to inquire further or have an informal chat about any of the rides. Apart from our preplanned itineraries we also accommodate groups and customize rides to suit.

Click here to check out ride dates and itineraries for 2019

























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