(Funded by the Boeing Company)
Boeing started its partnership with IC-VVAF in 2004 to help IC-VVAF work with hospitals and communities to build and renovate several rehabilitation centers in northern and central Vietnam to provide better services to people with physical disabilities. In 2006, Boeing and IC-VVAF started working on the education program. Since then we have successful handover ceremonies of six schools, one vocational training center, four rehabilitation centers for people with disabilities, and scholarships for disadvantaged students. These have benefited thousands of students and teachers, thousands of people with disabilities and their communities at large.
In 2007, IC-VVAF completed construction of a new primary school complex in the commune of Hoi Ninh, in Ninh Binh province. The complex features 12 modern and furnished classrooms with a capacity of 350 students, a library, administrative offices, and a multi-function room to be used for school and village functions.
In 2008, IC-VVAF completed construction of a furnished eight-classroom building of the Tan Tien Middle School (Van Giang district, Hung Yen province). In addition, wheelchair ramps were added to all classrooms and also to the restrooms. Boeing and IC-VVAF donated 800 school bags for students and teachers to facilitate their learning experience.
Between 2007 and 2008, IC-VVAF worked in partnership with the Business Management College in a scholarship program for students with good academic records who have disabilities or whose parents are poor and disabled veterans.
In 2009, IC-VVAF implemented an education program with the Friendship Village and the Vocational Training Center of the Vietnamese Veterans Association to provide computer and language labs and other education activities.
In 2009-2010, IC-VVAF completed the construction of No. 3 Muong Phang Primary School, along with a classroom for the kindergarten at Yen Village of Dien Bien district and a two-storey building with 10 classrooms at Hai Hung Primary school, Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh province. In addition, IC-VVAF joined with Lotus Humanitarian Aid Foundation and Veteran’s Vietnam Restoration Project to complete the construction of A Ngo Kindergarten School in A Luoi District, Thua Thien Hue province.
During the period of 2012-2013, the Education Program completed the following projects in the three provinces of Cao Bang, Hoa Binh and Thai Nguyen: - Built a two-storey building with six classrooms at Tam Kim Primary School, Nguyen Binh District, Cao Bang province and repairing an auxiliary building - Constructed a two-storey building with six classrooms and an auxiliary building at the Tan Minh A Primary School, Enh hamlet, Da Bac district, Hoa Binh province - Built My Yen Primary School, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province Boeing-IC-VVAF’s continuous support of school renovation and construction has showed the organization’s commitment to improving the education and lives of children in Vietnam.
VVAF, continuing its goal of improving schools and education in Vietnam, continued to work on a kindergarten in A-Luoi, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province. The province, which borders Laos, is home to the Ta-Oi minority. The project, like other construction efforts undertaken by VVAF, has been funded by Boeing.