LAGUNA LĂNG CÔ
||Approximately USD 2,500/school
||Provides 3-year drinking water supply to one school
The inaugural Laguna Lăng Cô Triathlon will take athletes through the
beautiful countryside and community of Central Vietnam.
YOUR DONATION WILL HELP IMPROVE LOCAL CHILDREN'S HEALTH
As part of the efforts towards betterment of the race destination, Laguna Lăng Cô extends an opportunity to the
publics and all participants of the triathlon to contribute to a fund-raising project for a good cause. These efforts
help to solve the problems of water borne diseases in the region via provision of clean water and hygiene training
for local schools.
For donation, please
visit the website link below.
- UNICEF (2007) identified that water and sanitation-related diseases remain a major health problem in Vietnam
o Diarrhoea is a leading cause of morbidity nationwide (Around 250,000 hospitalisations/year)
o Up to 44% of Vietnamese children are infected with parasites
(Whipworms, hookworms or roundworms)
- As a result, the Vietnam Government's National Target (Phase 3) for Rural Water Supply aims to provide clean
water and adequate sanitation to all areas of the country, with particular attention to schools.
In conjunction with organising the Laguna Lăng Cô - Vietnam Airlines Triathlon 2013 - a sporting event which
celebrates health and vitality, Laguna Lăng Cô would assist the local community through provision of clean water,
sanitation and hygiene training along the race course.
The two schools listed below are the initially targeted beneficiaries of this project. Up to five schools along the bike
course can be assisted if adequate funding is raised.
|HOI MIT SCHOOL
97 students (age 5-10)
||LOC THUY SCHOOL
300 students (age 5-10)
Existing Water Supply: Water comes from a stream in the
local mountain via a plastic pipe. This supply can be used for washing but not drinking as it is not 100% clean.
There is no seasonal consistency in this water supply. Children are required to bring their own water to school, orgo without.
Proposed Water System: A filtration system to clean the
stream water so it is fit for drinking and
2m3 storage to retain a consistent supply.
Existing Water Supply: Water comes from a bore hole
This water is polluted with alum. Children are required to bring their own drinking water.
Proposed Water System: A filtration system to remove the alum and create fresh water for drinking.