Clean water project donated to remote schools hinh anh 1Two school students in Quang Nam Province enjoy clean water system at a primary school. Five systems were installed at five remote schools by Lifestart Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Lifestart Foundation)
Quang Nam (VNS/VNA) - More than 2,000 students and teaching staff at five schools in Dien Ban town, Duy Xuyen Dong Giang and Nam Giang districts in Quang Nam province have benefited from clean water systems donated by Lifestart Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Hoi An.

The five clean water systems worth 227 million VND (9,800 USD) were set up at Pham Phu Thu High school, Luong The Vinh Secondary school, Le Van Tam Secondary school, Ta B’hing Kindergarten and Zuoich Primary school as part of donation programme supporting remote schools across the central province.

Karen Leonard OAM, founder of Lifestart Foundation, said: “In an effort to provide clean and safe drinking water for the children, Lifestart Foundation is delighted to have donated water filtration systems to remote schools in disadvantaged areas in central Vietnam, especially areas that are not privileged to have easy access to such basic resources.

"Prior to this round of donations, Lifestart Foundation also provided clean water systems for more than 4,000 children at 13 remote schools in the province. The previous donations totalled 590 million VND. These water systems will contribute to ensuring the safety of drinking water for the children.”

Up to now, the Lifestart Foundation has committed 817million VND worth of Clean Water Systems to help more than 6,000 students in need at 18 schools across Quang Nam province.

Founded in 2000 by an Australian named Karen Leonard OAM and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, Lifestart Foundation is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese families to become self-sufficient.

This is achieved through their two largest projects, Education Scholarships for disadvantaged students and their Housing Improvement project.

To date, Lifestart Foundation’s investment in the disadvantaged youth of central Vietnam  is in excess of 26 billion./.